UFC Fight Night 237 video: Edgar Chairez ends Daniel Lacerda saga with slick off-back triangle

The matchup seemed cursed at times, as if business never would get settled. But at UFC Fight Night 237 on Saturday, Edgar Chairez finally got the best of Daniel Lacerda – without issue.

In a flyweight prelim at Mexico City Arena, Chairez (11-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) pulled off a slick triangle choke from his back to submit Lacerda (11-6 MMA, 0-5 UFC) at the 2:17 mark of Round 1.

The fight marked the end of a months-long saga of Chairez and Lacerda being aligned. The two initially fought in September. The bout was ruled a no contest after referee Chris Tognoni erroneously deemed Lacerda unconscious during a standing submission attempt. The fight was rebooked for October, but canceled again due to a medical issue with Lacerda. Ahead of Saturday’s bout, both fighters missed weight. Chairez weighed 131 pounds and Lacerda tipped the scale at 127.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 237 results include:

  • Edgar Chairez def. Daniel Lacerda via submission ( triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:17

  • Fares Ziam def. Claudio Puelles via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

  • Luis Rodriguez def. Denys Bondar via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:59

  • Felipe dos Santos def. Victor Altamirano via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Muhammad Naimov def. Erik Silva via TKO (injury) – Round 1, 0:44

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