- Brandon Moreno is the former UFC Flyweight champion.
- Moreno was defeated by Alexandre Pantoja in the co-main event of UFC 290.
- It was Moreno’s second loss to Pantoja.
Brandon Moreno absorbed a tough split decision loss to Alexandre Pantoja in the co-main event of UFC 290. It was another classic title fight for Moreno, who previously fought in four title fights against Deiveson Figueiredo (three times) and Kai Kara-France prior to the title showdown with Pantoja.
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Although he received his seventh career loss and can’t get over the Pantoja hump, Moreno remains a favorite name in online sports betting. But when will the Mexican superstar return to action? And who will he fight next?
When is Brandon Moreno‘s Next Fight?
Brandon Moreno could fight three top contenders, Amir Albazi, Brandon Royval, or Kai Kara-France, in his next fight. Although there is no exact date yet for his return, a win against any of these names can immediately catapult him back to title contention. Among the three mentioned contenders above, Albazi is the only opponent he hasn’t fought yet, as he already defeated Royval and Kara-France.
Brandon Moreno MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 21-7-2
- Wins by TKO/KO: 5
- Wins by submission: 11
- Wins by decision: 5
- Striking accuracy: 41%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 3.55
- Significant strikes absorbed: 3.19
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 1.80
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.58
- Takedown accuracy: 45%
- Significant strikes defense: 57%
- Takedown defense: 68%
- Knockdown average: 0.29
- Average fight time: 14:53
Brandon Moreno Notable Wins
Brandon Moreno’s impressive row of victories includes Ryan Benoit, Dustin Ortiz, Kai Kara-France (twice), Jussier Formiga, Brandon Royval and Deiveson Figueiredo (twice).
Brandon Moreno UFC Earnings
Brandon Moreno’s career earnings have surpassed the $3 million threshold, with his biggest single-fight payout coming in his latest fight with Alexandre Pantoja, where he pocketed $1.1 million. This figure only includes his base pay and performance bonuses, which excludes his other deals and sponsorships outside of the UFC.
Brandon Moreno Team and Corner
Brandon Moreno fights out of Fortis MMA, located in Dallas, Texas. Moreno’s head coach is Sayif Saud, along with instructors – Zach Ryan, Josh Bagalay, Darius Yancy and Damon Jackson.
Other notable UFC fighters representing the team were Uriah Hall, Alex Morono, Ryan Spann, Geoff Neal and Macy Chiasson.