Edgar Chairez and Daniel Lacerda are gearing up for a rematch that promises to be nothing short of explosive. After their controversial bout at the recent Noche UFC event, where the referee’s decision left fans and fighters alike in disbelief, these two flyweights are ready to settle the score at UFC Vegas 81 on October 14th.
Edgar Chairez vs. Daniel Lacerda Rematch
The showdown between Chairez (10-5, 1 NC) and Lacerda (11-5, 1 NC) at Noche UFC took an unexpected turn when referee Chris Tognoni prematurely halted the fight. It was a moment of sheer chaos, with Chairez having Lacerda trapped in a standing guillotine choke at the 3:47 mark of the first round. Fans watched in disbelief as the fight came to a sudden, controversial end.
Daniel Lacerda, understandably upset, wasted no time in expressing his disagreement with the stoppage. He protested vociferously, and the fight’s outcome hung in the balance. Was it a fair call, or had Tognoni acted too hastily?
Upon review, it was discovered that Tognoni’s choice was, in reality, flawed. The altercation shouldn’t have come to that. After Chairez’s submission victory was overturned, there was a feeling of unfinished business among the audience.
The controversial no-contest result left Lacerda with a blemished record in the UFC. With a record of 0-4 (1 NC) over his five-fight UFC career, the pressure is on Lacerda to prove himself. Will he seize this rematch as his opportunity for redemption?
Edgar Chairez wants to win his first UFC fight; therefore, this rematch is more important to him than just clearing up the past. He had a difficult debut against Tatsuro Taira, losing by unanimous decision. Chairez now has a second shot to change the course of his UFC career against Lacerda.
UFC Vegas 81 will serve as the battleground for this epic rematch. The UFC APEX in Las Vegas will witness the flyweights’ clash, but that’s not all. The event’s main attraction will be a featherweight contest between Sodiq Yusuff and Edson Barboza. Expect fireworks both inside and outside the Octagon.