- Brandon Moreno is the newly-minted UFC Flyweight Champion.
- Moreno defeated Deiveson Figueiredo in the co-main event of UFC 283.
- Moreno’s next possible opponent is Alexandre Pantoja.
Brandon Moreno has officially closed the rivalry between him and Deiveson Figueiredo in the co-main event of UFC 283 in January 2023 after a third-round TKO victory to reclaim the UFC Flyweight World Title. It was Moreno’s ninth UFC career win after making his debut in 2016.
THE BELT IS GOING BACK TO MEXICO!! #AndNew
— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
This retrieval of the championship by Moreno has put him as the top name in BetMGM’s online sportsbook, particularly on UFC odds. But when will the Mexican superstar return to action? And who will he fight next?
When is Brandon Moreno‘s Next Fight?
Brandon Moreno’s next likely challenger is the number two-ranked flyweight contender Alexandre Pantoja who challenged him backstage after his victory over Figueiredo. If this match comes to fruition, it will be the second time that Moreno and Pantoja will fight each as the latter holds a unanimous decision victory from their May 2018 meeting.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) January 22, 2023
Brandon Moreno MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 21-6-2
- 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 $2 million threshold, with his biggest single-fight payout coming in his latest fight with Deiveson Figueiredo, where he pocketed $800,000. 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.