Brandon Moreno
Becomes free agent
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November 12, 2018
Moreno was let go by UFC and is now a free agent, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN Sports reports.
ANALYSIS
Moreno is just the latest to go as the promotion continues to eradicate their flyweight division. He lost his last fight at UFC Fight Night in May of 2018 when he was defeated via unanimous decision by Alexandre Pantoja.
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Struggles to hang with Alexandre Pantoja in the striking game
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May 19, 2018
Moreno lost to Alexandre Pantoja via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Santiago, Chile.
ANALYSIS
Moreno came out with his trademark aggression. However, that only got him in trouble against Pantoja. He countered well and landed some strikes that clearly hurt Moreno. A lot of Moreno's success in the UFC has come on the ground. In this fight, he could not consistently land takedowns. Plus, Pantoja is a very skilled grappler who nearly finished the fight in the first round. Moreno has now lost back-to-back fights after starting his UFC run with three-straight wins.
Receives new opponent for UFC Chile
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May 1, 2018
Moreno will fight Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Chile on May 19, Danny Segura of MMAfighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Moreno was originally slated to fight Ray Borg in the same event, but Borg was forced to withdraw due to a personal matter. As a result, Moreno will now fight Alexandre Pantoja, who steps in on short notice. Moreno owns both the height and reach advantage, and will likely try to take this matchup to the ground considering 10 of his 14 career wins have been by submission. In Moreno's last time in the Octagon, he suffered a loss to Sergio Pettis by unanimous decision, but had previously won 11 straight.
Opponent withdraws from UFC Chile
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April 27, 2018
Moreno's opponent for UFC Chile, Ray Borg, was forced to withdraw from the fight after his child underwent multiple brain surgeries, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
This was the third time Moreno and Borg had been scheduled to fight in the last three months, but due to the unforeseen and very unfortunate circumstances surrounding Borg and his family, the fight will have to be rescheduled for a later date. In the meantime, it's unclear whether or not Moreno will get a new opponent for the event or wait until Borg is available once again.
Fight vs. Ray Borg rescheduled for UFC Chile
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April 11, 2018
Moreno's pulled fight against Ray Borg has been rescheduled for UFC Chile at Movistar Arena on May 19, Danny Segura of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The two fighters were originally scheduled to face off at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, but due to the Conor McGregor bus attack during media day, Borg was not medically cleared to enter the octagon. But, Borg and Moreno have found a different place and time to face off. Both fighters are coming off a loss in their most recent bouts.
Fight cancelled at UFC 223
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April 5, 2018
The fight between Moreno and Ray Borg (eye) has been cancelled from UFC 223, Dave Doyle of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Borg was having difficulty closing his eye due to what is believed to be a shard of glass from the bus window that Conor McGregor and his team attacked on Thursday ahead of media session. Moreno, 14-4, was looking to come back from a loss to Sergio Pettis at UFC Fight Night in Mexico City in August. There is no word on if the fight between Borg and Moreno will be rescheduled for a later date.