Houston Fighters Split Wins as They Bloody Foes at UFC 277

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Alex Morono kicks Mathew Semelsberger at UFC 277.
The top branded MMA company returned to Texas for UFC 277 this weekend. Two of Houston's best brawlers fought on the card held in Dallas Saturday at the sold-out American Airlines Center. Heavyweight Derrick Lewis’ night was controversially stopped short by the referee’s early stoppage and welterweight Alex "The Great White" Morono was victorious with the unanimous decision after closing the eye of his opponent.The pay-per-view event was headlined with two title fights. Crowd favorite Brandon Moreno claimed the interim flyweight title by defeating Kai Kara-France. Amanda "The Lioness" Nunes reclaimed the women's bantamweight title in a brutal beating of Julianna Peña. (Photos by Jack Gorman)