Brando Moreno became the UFC flyweight champion last night after a controversial doctors stoppage and the Brazilian crowd wasn’t happy.
Brazilian crowds are known as the most raucous and hardcore fanbase in the entire MMA community. They have a long history of fighting and are incredibly passionate and loyal to their own, they should this last night after Brazil’s Deiveson Figueiredo’s controversial loss.
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The fight was stopped because of a punch/eye poke that closed Figueiredo’s eye and the crowd went wild after the decision.
They booed the new champion out of the arena and reigned down drinks and trash onto him. Moreno had to be ushered out by security.
Fans in Brazil threw stuff at Brandon Moreno, security had to cover & rush him out of there 😭 pic.twitter.com/e1ygDxMsvL
— 𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪 @𝗙𝗧𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗱𝟳 (@FTBeard7) January 22, 2023
The main event of the night took place immediately afterwards with legendary Brazilian fighter, Glover Teixeira losing and subsequently retiring in the ring.
In his post-fight interview, he pleaded with the crowd not to give his opponent the same treatment.
Glover is a legend. After seeing the crowd throw food and drinks at Moreno, Glover gets on the mic to make sure the crowd does not do the same to Hill as he exits the octagon. He also stated that he would walk with Hill to the back to make sure nothing is thrown. pic.twitter.com/tKozSdWGMg
— AFeldmanMMA (@afeldMMA) January 22, 2023