Brandon Moreno

The Assassin Baby


Pantoja defense scheduled
April 12, 2023
Moreno will defend the UFC Flyweight Championship against Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 290 on July 8 in Paradise, according to Marc Raimondi of
This will be Moreno's first defense of his second championship reign. Pantoja defeated Moreno back in May of 2018, but the latter has lost only one of his 10 fights since that aforementioned defeat. The sole loss was to Deiveson Figueiredo, whom Moreno outlasted in a championship quadrilogy that recently ended at UFC 283.
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New undisputed flyweight champ
January 21, 2023
Moreno became the new undisputed UFC Flyweight Champion on Saturday, defeating Deiveson Figueiredo via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 3 at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Of the four fights between the two, this was the most clear cut. Moreno seemed to be a step ahead the entire way, led by three successful takedowns on six attempts. He dodged a deep guillotine attempt from Figueiredo early in Round 2 before landing what ended up being the fight-ending punch early in Round 3. It cracked Deiveson in his right eye, leaving it completely swollen shut by the time the frame was over. Stopping the fight was the correct call. Moreno has lost once since May 2018 and that was in his prior bout against Figueiredo. It seems likely Alexandre Pantoja will be next in line for Moreno's title. For what it's worth, the two fought in May 2018, with Pantoja winning via unanimous decision. Brandon is a much better fighter now than he was back then.
Rematch vs. Figueiredo on tap
October 3, 2022
Moreno is scheduled to fight Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 283 on Jan. 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Damon Martin of reports.
Moreno fell to Figueiredo the last time these two faced off in January of 2022, but he more recently secured a victory against Kai Kara France at UFC 277 in July. Moreno owns a 20-6-2 MMA record and is 1-1-1 against Figueiredo in three previous bouts.
Again claims UFC gold
July 30, 2022
Moreno won the interim UFC Flyweight Championship on Saturday, defeating Kai Kara-France via TKO (strikes) at 4:34 of Round 3 at UFC 277 in Dallas.
Moreno's toughness is legendary and has been proven time and time again, so it should come as a shock to exactly no one that the biggest moment of the fight came as he was struggling in Round 3. It seemed as if Moreno was the slightly better man the first two rounds, but the scorecards were all over the place. One had it 2-0 Moreno, one had it 2-0 Kara-France and the third had it tied at a round apiece. KKF was clearly the better man in Round 3 and seemed to be the one with all the momentum before Moreno popped him with a liver kick which essentially ended the fight right there. A few additional strikes were required, but the result was never in doubt once the kick landed. Still, both men took home a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus. Current UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveson Figueiredo came into the Octagon after the fight ended and the two exchanged some civil words back and forth before apparently agreeing to fight in Brazil for their unification bout. There's obviously no guarantee that is where the fight will take place, but it's going to happen somewhere, it's going to be the fourth fight between the two and it's going to be fantastic.
Set to face Kara-France
May 9, 2022
Moreno is in the process of finalizing a fight with Kai Kara-France at UFC 277 on July 30 for the interim flyweight title, MMA reporter Ariel Helwani reports.
Although the fight isn't official just yet, Moreno is poised to return to the Octagon for the first time since January, when he lost to Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 270. Kara-France, meanwhile, is riding a two-match winning streak, with his most recent victory coming against Askar Askarov via unanimous decision March 22.
Hoping to regain flyweight belt
March 22, 2022
Moreno will take on Deiveson Figueiredo at the UFC Flyweight Championship that has been targeted for July, MMA reporter Ariel Helwani reports.
After an epic duel in the trilogy back in January, this was something that was expected to happen. Moreno and Figueiredo will be the first fighters to face each other four times in UFC history. The first was a majority draw followed by a submission win for Moreno and then Figueiredo prevailed by unanimous decision in January.