Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s long awaited debut in the fight hub of Fresno, California, surging featherweight contender Brian Ortega stepped into the cage for the biggest test of his career: a battle with the ever-dangerous Cub Swanson.
After a competitive first round, Ortega found the win he sought, locking up a standing guillotine as the second round wore down, and forcing the tap in the subsequent seconds.
With this win, Ortega moved to a fantastic 12-0 overall, and established himself as one of the top contenders in the action-packed UFC featherweight division – though he might still be behind Frankie Edgar.
Needless to say, Brian Ortega’s career-changing win generated plenty of excitement among the MMA community.
Here are some of the best reactions to his submission of Cub Swanson:
CONGRATS @BrianTcity WHAT A FINISH!!!!!!
— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) December 10, 2017
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) December 10, 2017
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) December 10, 2017
Holy shit @BrianTcity is a baaaaaad man. Always impressed but god damn that was nasty.
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) December 10, 2017
HELL YESSS!!!! @BrianTcity
— Jon SuperSaiyan Tuck (@JonCruzTuck) December 10, 2017
Ortega is a real deal 💯 congratulations homie 💪 @ufc
— Manny Gamburyan (@MannyGamburyan) December 10, 2017
— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) December 10, 2017
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) December 10, 2017
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) December 10, 2017
Wow that’s title shot right there #ufcfresno
— Belal muhammad (@bullyb170) December 10, 2017
— James Moontasri (@jmoontasri) December 10, 2017
— Zak Cummings (@ZakCummings) December 10, 2017
Do you think Brian Ortega earned a title shot with this victory?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/12/2017.