UFC 195 Results || Brian Ortega snatches submission victory over Brandao

Las Vegas, Nevada: Most of the fight took place on the feet, but Brian Ortega was able to pull Diego Brandao to the mat in Round 3 and finish him with a beautiful triangle choke.

UFC 195 took place on January 2, 2016 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Diego Brandao vs. Brian Ortega took place on the main card which aired on PPV.

Round 1: Brandao came out looking to land a hard kick and then followed up with some nasty punches.  He forced Ortega to the cage and managed to get a nice slam out of it before Ortega threatened with an armbar and stood back up.  Brandao took the fight back to the mat a moment later, landing in Ortega’s guard.  He postured up and landed some decent elbows before backing off and letting Ortega stand.  The Brazilian took control of the center of the cage while Ortega circled around him.  Ortega was trying to fight on the outside, but was having trouble landing anything of substance.  Brandao wasn’t throwing much, but was landing more than Ortega when he decided to.  Ortega did get his jab working, though, in the final minute of the round before the bell sounded.

Round 2: Ortega stayed on the outside as the 2nd round began, prompting Brandao to attempt to egg him into fighting more.  Ortega stuck with his jab, though, and refused to go to the inside with his opponent.  Brandao was throwing the harder shots, but now he was the one having issues landing.  Ortega started opening up with a 1-2 around the 3 minute mark, allowing Brandao to land a couple of overhand rights.  Ortega went back to pumping the jab.  The strategy appeared to limit Brandao’s ability to land his own strikes, but he was able to sprinkle one in from time-to-time.

Round 3: Brandao came out swining to start the final round.  Ortega went for a takedown, but Brandao reversed it and took top position for a moment before letting him back up.  Ortega went back to the mat, though, in an attempt to catch Brandao with something quick.  Brandao pulled out again, but Ortega grabbed his head and pulled him to the mat.  He transitioned to the top with a guillotine and then went to his own back in search of a triangle choke.  He locked in the triangle and forced Brandao to tap!

Official Result: Brian Ortega def. Diego Brandao via submission (triangle choke) 1:37 RD 3

Brian Ortega preserved his undefeated record and moved to 10-0.  Diego Brandao drops to 20-11.

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