Brandon Moreno stops Kai Kara-France with third-round TKO, wins interim UFC flyweight championship

It’s been a while since fans have seen Brandon Moreno fight anyone besides Deiveson Figueiredo, but that’s what happened when he stepped into the Octagon to face Kai Kara-France in the co-main event ay UFC 277.

Things got dicey in the third round when Kara-France swept Moreno and landed some massive ground and pound to cut open his face but as the round looked to wind down Moreno flurried and stopped Kara-France to end the fight in a big way.

The official results: Brandon Moreno defeated Kai Kara-France via TKO, Round 3 – 4:34 for the interim UFC flyweight championship.

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Kara-France was looking for his first chance at holding the flyweight title by going up against the former champion. The pair met previously at UFC 245 where Moreno won via unanimous decision. Since then Moreno went 3-1-1, including winning the flyweight title and competing in a trilogy with reigning champion Deiveson Figueiredo that could go down as one of the best in history. Kara-France earned the shot by going 4-1.

The winner will face Figueiredo at a day and time to be determined.