Brandon Moreno
The Assassin Baby


Title fight granted
November 22, 2020
Moreno will face off against Deiveson Figuerido at UFC 256 in Las Vegas on Dec. 12 after the two fighters verbally agreed to the bout late Saturday night, Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting reports.
Moreno defeated Brandon Royval via TKO (injury) at 4:59 on Round 1 at UFC 255 on Saturday night in Las Vegas and immediately called for his title shot following the victory. Figueiredo handled his business against Alex Perez in the evening's main event and didn't take to accept what will be his second championship fight in three weeks. The two are hungry to prove that they're the best as they will make history Dec. 12 inn what will be the quickest turnaround for a championship fight in UFC history.
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Closing in on title shot after win
November 21, 2020
Moreno defeated Brandon Royval via TKO (injury) at 4:59 of Round 1 at UFC 255 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
That performance should be more than enough to earn Moreno an opportunity at the winner of Deiveson Figueiredo and Alex Perez's UFC Flyweight Championship fight which will take place later in the evening. A shoulder injury to Royval may have caused the finish here but there is little doubt who the better fighter is. In a fight that lasted 4:59, Moreno landed more than twice as many total strikes (53-24) as Royval in addition to landing his only two takedown attempts and racking up 3:01 worth of control time. Moreno is now 4-0-1 in his last five fights dating back to June 2019. Oh, he won't turn 27 years of age until next month. He deserves his opportunity.
Facing Brandon Royval at UFC 255
October 2, 2020
Moreno will now face Brandon Royval at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
A torn bicep for Cody Garbrandt started a chain reaction Friday, as Alex Perez moved from facing Moreno to Garbrandt's original opponent, Deiveson Figueiredo, opening up a gap against Moreno. Royval will fill that gap and will be looking for his third UFC victory in as many appearances.
Needs new opponent
October 2, 2020
Moreno needs a new opponent for UFC 255 on Nov. 21, as his previously scheduled opponent, Alex Perez, is now taking on Deiveson Figueiredo for the flyweight title, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Moreno winds up the victim of a chain of events which began with Figueiredo's original opponent, Cody Garbrandt (illness) withdrawing from the card. With seven weeks remaining before the event, however, there should in theory be more than enough time to find a replacement for Moreno and keep him on the card.
Scheduled for Nov. 21 bout
August 10, 2020
Moreno will take on Alex Perez at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Moreno took down Jussier Formiga via unanimous decision back in March, marking his second straight win after taking losses in his three previous bouts. He'll aim to keep that momentum going versus Perez, who has earned victories in six of his seven UFC fights. Moreno sports just a one-inch height advantage but a whopping five inches of reach, which he will likely use to keep Perez at a distance.
Scores win in enemy territory
March 14, 2020
Moreno defeated Jussier Formiga via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Brasilia, Brazil.
Moreno's 94-61 edge in total strikes landed apparently swayed the judges in what sure appeared to be a considerably closer fight than the scorecards indicated. Facing one of the company's most talented submission specialists, Moreno went out and stuffed 8-of-9 takedown attempts. It was the key to the fight, as rolling around with Formiga on the mat is a recipe for disaster for any 125-pounder. Still just 26 years of age, Moreno is closing in on a title shot due to the lack of depth in the UFC's flyweight division. Labeling Moreno as a legitimate top-tier fighter is probably a stretch, but he is now 6-2-1 in his first nine bouts with the company.