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UFC Mexico City Results: Brandon Royval wins, Brian Ortega subs Yair Rodriguez

LockerRoom Team
26 February 2024

In a riveting display of skill and determination, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) treated fans to an electrifying event at the Arena CDMX in Mexico City. Headlined by a fiercely contested main event that extended the full five rounds, spectators were treated to a showdown between two of the world's most formidable flyweight strikers.

The highly anticipated rematch between No. 1 ranked Brandon Moreno and No. 3 ranked Brandon Royval captivated audiences with its intensity and back-and-forth exchanges. From the outset, Moreno showcased his prowess, demonstrating sharpness and precision in his strikes. However, Royval's resilience and adaptability kept the match closely contested, with his strategic combinations levelling the playing field by the fourth round.

As the bout entered its climactic fifth round, the intensity reached a fever pitch, delivering an exhilarating spectacle for the audience. Ultimately, the judges rendered a split decision in favor of Royval, cementing his victory in a hotly contested battle.

Reflecting on his triumph, Royval, a third-generation Mexican-American, attributed his success to his indomitable spirit, echoing the sentiments of the passionate Mexican fans in attendance. Expressing his desire for future challenges, Royval issued a bold call-out to UFC flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja, signaling his readiness for further competition.

In a co-main event that added to the night's excitement, No. 2 ranked featherweight Yair Rodriguez clashed with No. 4 ranked Brian Ortega in a thrilling rematch that captivated the audience from start to finish. Rodriguez asserted his dominance early with a series of knockdowns in the opening round, showcasing his striking prowess. However, Ortega showcased his resilience, leveraging his grappling skills to turn the tide in his favor during the second round.

As the fight entered the third round, Ortega seized control with a clinical display of technique, executing a clinch, a trip, and ultimately securing a victory with a triangle choke that forced Rodriguez to tap out. Reflecting on his triumph, Ortega credited his dedication and focus, emphasizing his commitment to personal growth and discipline in his training regimen.

The night's events left fans on the edge of their seats, highlighting the exceptional talent and competitive spirit within the UFC's ranks. As the dust settles on another unforgettable evening of combat sports, anticipation builds for future matchups and the continued evolution of the sport on the world stage.

UFC Mexico City Results

  • Fight Of The Night: Daniel Zellhuber vs Francisco Prado
  • Performance Of The Night: Brian Ortega
  • Performance Of The Night: Manuel Torres

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Brandon Royval defeats Brandon Moreno by decision (48-47, 46-49, 48-47)
  • Brian Ortega defeats Yair Rodriguez by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 0:58 of Round 3
  • Yazmin Jauregui defeats Sam Hughes by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Manuel Torres defeats Chris Duncan by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:46 of Round 1

PRELIMS

  • Raoni Barcelos defeats Cristian Quinonez by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:04 of Round 3
  • Jesus Aguilar defeats Mateus Mendonca by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Edgar Chairez defeats Daniel Lacerda by submission (triangle choke) at 2:17 of Round 1
  • Fares Ziam defeats Claudio Puelles by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Ronaldo Rodriguez defeats Denys Bondar by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:59 of Round 2
  • Felipe dos Santos defeats Victor Altamirano by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Muhammad Naimov defeats Erik Silva by TKO (strikes) at 0:44 of Round 1

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