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Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval at UFC Mexico City
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UFC Mexico City: ‘Moreno vs. Royval 2’ Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - February 24, 2024

The Octagon heads south of the border for tonight’s UFC Mexico City event, a 13-bout fight card headlined by Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval. Moreno (21-7-2 MMA) will be competing for the first time since losing the promotion’s flyweight title to Alexandre Pantoja this past July at UFC 290. Prior to that setback, ‘The Assassin Baby’ was coming off back-to-back TKO victories over Kai Kara-France and Deiveson Figueiredo.

Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval at UFC Mexico City
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UFC Mexico City: ‘Moreno vs. Royval 2’ Weigh-in Results: Headliners on point, 2 fighters miss weight

Susan Cox - February 23, 2024

UFC Mexico City takes place tomorrow, Saturday February 24th at the Arena CDMX in Mexico City, Mexico. The flyweight main event will see former champion Brandon Moreno (21-7 MMA) face rival Brandon Royval (15-7 MMA).

Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval at UFC Mexico City
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Pro fighters make their picks for Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval 2

Cole Shelton - February 21, 2024

In the main event of UFC Mexico City, a rematch between top-three flyweights goes down as Brandon Moreno takes on Brandon Royval. Heading into the fight, Moreno is a -310 favorite while the American is a +230 underdog. Ahead of the scrap, reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the flyweight main event. The pros believe Moreno will get his hand raised again as he beat Royval back in 2020, and with the fight being in Mexico they believe he will let the crowd go home happy on Saturday night.

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Brandon Moreno opens as betting favorite in newly announced UFC Mexico City main event

Harry Kettle - January 16, 2024

Brandon Moreno has opened as the betting favorite in his updated UFC Mexico City main event against Brandon Royval. Over the course of the last few years, Brandon Moreno has established himself as something of a superstar in mixed martial arts. That’s especially true in his homeland of Mexico, which is where his next bout will be held.

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Brandon Moreno billed to be backup fighter for UFC 296 flyweight title fight

Cole Shelton - December 6, 2023

Brandon Moreno will be the backup fighter for the UFC 296 flyweight title fight between Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval. In the co-main event of UFC 296, Pantoja is looking to defend his flyweight title for the first time when he rematches Royval on Dec. 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although that fight is official, MMA journalist Marcel Dorff revealed Moreno will be the backup fighter for the title fight.

Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja
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Brandon Moreno laughs off Alexandre Pantoja's callout of Sean O'Malley: "Don't think anybody cares"

Josh Evanoff - September 15, 2023

Former UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno isn’t exactly a fan of Alexandre Pantoja vs. Sean O’Malley. ‘The Assassin Baby’ has been out of action since his trilogy bout with ‘The Cannibal’ in July. In the co-main event of UFC 290, the two flyweights put on a show. In the end, it was Alexandre Pantoja who earned the win by split decision, putting Brandon Moreno’s title run to an end.

Alexander Volkanovski, Yair Rodriguez and UFC 290
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What's next for the stars of UFC 290?

Cole Shelton - July 10, 2023

The annual International Fight Week card took place on Saturday night in Las Vegas and UFC 290 did not disappoint. In the main event, Alexander Volkanovski was defending his featherweight title against the interim champ, Yair Rodriguez. The co-main event saw Brandon Moreno looking to defend his flyweight title against Alexandre Pantoja in their third meeting.

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Brandon Moreno

Brandon Moreno issues statement following title loss to Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 290

Josh Evanoff - July 10, 2023

Former UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno has released a statement following his loss to Alexandre Pantoja. On Saturday night, ‘The Assassin Baby’ made his highly-anticipated return to the cage. In the co-main event of UFC 290, Brandon Moreno faced ‘The Cannibal’. While it wasn’t highly publicized leading into the contest, the two had fought previously, including a fight on The Ultimate Fighter. In both contests, Alexandre Pantoja prevailed.

Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Moreno
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Dana White reacts to Alexandre Pantoja defeating Brandon Moreno for the flyweight title at UFC 290: “It was so good and so close”

Fernando Quiles - July 9, 2023

Dana White is in awe of the UFC 290 co-main event between Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Moreno. Pantoja challenged Moreno for the UFC Flyweight Championship on July 8. The two traded leather inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and fans in attendance certainly got their money’s worth. The title fight went the distance and Alexandre Pantoja emerged victorious via split decision.

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UFC 290 Results: Alexandre Pantoja defeats Brandon Moreno (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - July 8, 2023

We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC 290 results, including the co-main event title fight between Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja. Moreno (21-7-2 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since January’s UFC 283 event, where he defeated Deiveson Figueiredo by TKO and unified the Flyweight Championship. Prior to that, ‘The Assassin Baby’ had earned the promotion‘s interim flyweight title by stopping Kai Kara-France at UFC 277.

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Brendan Schaub believes UFC 290 could prove to be “an awful night” for Mexican fans

Harry Kettle - July 7, 2023

MMA analyst and former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub isn’t sure the Mexican stars on the UFC 290 card will have much joy on Saturday night. In the mixed martial arts sphere, Brendan Schaub is an interesting character. While some respect and enjoy his analysis of the sport, others feel like he doesn’t contribute anything substantial. Either way, though, he certainly knows how to make some noise, especially if he has controversial opinions.

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Michael Bisping explains why he thinks Alexandre Pantoja will dethrone Brandon Moreno at UFC 290: “My word he just takes submissions”

Harry Kettle - July 6, 2023

Michael Bisping has explained why he’s backing Alexandre Pantoja to dethrone Brandon Moreno at UFC 290 this weekend. This Saturday night, Alexandre Pantoja will challenge Brandon Moreno for the UFC flyweight championship. It serves as his first chance at the undisputed strap and with four wins in his last five, he’s certainly earned it. It helps, too, that he’s beaten Moreno twice in the past, adding an extra layer of spice to what is already a phenomenal title showdown.

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UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno hints at future career in Boxing: “I have this desire inside me”

Harry Kettle - June 29, 2023

UFC flyweight king Brandon Moreno has hinted at the possibility of him venturing into boxing in the future. At this moment in time, Brandon Moreno is on top of the world. He’s a two-time undisputed flyweight champion after finally settling his feud with Deiveson Figueiredo, and he’s set to return to action next month. When he does so, he’ll put his crown on the line against Alexandre Pantoja.

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Brandon Moreno shares his thoughts on Henry Cejudo’s loss to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288: “Just rusty”

Harry Kettle - June 21, 2023

UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno has given his thoughts on Henry Cejudo’s recent loss to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288. The rumor mill is currently suggesting that Henry Cejudo will return to action to battle Marlon Vera later this summer. In doing so, he’ll attempt to vault himself back into contention in the UFC’s bantamweight title picture.

Henry Cejudo, Brandon Moreno and Max Holloway
Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo wants to settle "bad blood" against Brandon Moreno or fight Max Holloway at 145lbs if Merab Dvalishvili isn't healthy in time

Cole Shelton - June 13, 2023

Henry Cejudo has two names in mind if Merab Dvalishvili isn’t able to get healthy in a timely fashion. Dvalishvili recently underwent surgery and when he will be able to fight again is uncertain. With that, Cejudo says he wants to remain active so if he can’t fight Dvalishvili, he would like to settle his bad blood against Brandon Moreno, but it would have to be at 135lbs, as he can’t see himself fighting at flyweight again.

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Sean Strickland believes UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno "likely" beats an NFL linebacker in a fight

Josh Evanoff - May 31, 2023

UFC middleweight contender Sean Strickland believes that the flyweights still pack a punch. ‘Tarzan’ is one of the most colorful and controversial figures on the UFC’s roster. With that being the case, Strickland seemingly decided to cash in on his reputation with a podcast. Earlier this week, he released the first episode along co-host and ranked middleweight contender, Chris Curtis.

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Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja flyweight title fight set for UFC 290 on July 8

Lewis Simpson - April 12, 2023

A new flyweight title fight has been added to UFC’s July 8 International Fight Week event. As speculated, Brandon Moreno will clash with No.2 ranked contender Alexandre Pantoja for the first time as a two-time flyweight champion. Pantoja was originally expected to face Moreno at the end of 2021, but an injury forced the Brazilian out, allowing his native counterpart, Deiveson Figueiredo, to continue the rivalry with Moreno.

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Brandon Moreno relieved feud with Deiveson Figueiredo is over: "It feels awesome"

Fernando Quiles - January 29, 2023

Reigning UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno is quite happy that his rivalry with Deiveson Figueiredo is over. Moreno and Figueiredo fought for the fourth time in the co-main event of UFC 283. Moreno scored the third-round TKO finish to become a two-time UFC Flyweight Champion.

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