Diego Brandao scored a flashy submission win in his first fight after being released by the UFC, as he tapped Murad Machaev out with a helicopter armbar in the first round of their fight at Eurasia Fight Nights 58, in Makhachkala, Dagestan.
Being cut from the UFC did not stop Brandao from wearing his UFC Reebok trunks, however.
You can check out the win below.
Diego Brandao submits Murad Machaev via helicopter armbar pic.twitter.com/PukG6tWlRm— Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) January 28, 2017
Diego Brandao (20-11) ended his UFC run with a 6-4 record. During his time in the Octagon, defeated notable names, such as Dennis Bermudez in his debut, when he became the The Ultimate Fighter 14 champion. He also bested Joey Gambino, Pablo Garza, Daniel Pineda, Jimy Hettes and Katsunori Kikuno.
Brandao was defeated by even bigger names, such as two-division champion, Conor McGregor and contenders Dustin Poirier, Darren Elkins and Brian Ortega. The Ortega loss was also his last UFC appearance, when he was submitted via triangle choke in the third round, in January 2016.