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Brandon Moreno, the first Mexican-born fighter to claim a UFC title on December 12

The 27-year-old from Tijuana is 18-5-1 (Photo: Instagram / theassassinbaby)
The 27-year-old from Tijuana is 18-5-1 (Photo: Instagram / theassassinbaby)

Two years ago Brandon Moreno lost his job after being one of the fighters cut by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the most important company in the world of Mixed martial arts, because he could not stand out in his first star battles.

However, his perseverance, discipline and hunger for triumph lifted him, even after a good series wins, is about to be first born in Mexico in obtaining World title.

Next Saturday December 12th The “baby killer” will climb the octagon beside Flying belt before the mighty Brazilian Deiveson Figueiredo, which has a mark of Victoria and only one defeat.

This was confirmed by the company on Tuesday, where it was stated in detail that it will be the last stellar function of UFC 256 of the year and will be held in APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, which functions as a “bubble” due to Covid-19Therefore, there will be no access to the fans, but the main fight can be seen on various cable television networks.

(Screenshot: Twitter)
(Screenshot: Twitter)

It is worth mentioning that both they will only have 21 days to rest and prepare, Well, on November 21, the two fought at UFC 255: Figueiredo superó a Alex Perez, while 27-year-old Aztec yes Brandon Royval.

And is it Dana White, The president of the UFC contacted the two to set up the match, because the duel between Petr Jan and Ajamain Sterling for the belt in the bantamweight category fell due to the personal problems of the Russian.

Although he was born in Tijuana, Baja California, knows it is already making history, its purpose is being considered one of the best fighters in the history of Mexico, because their examples to follow are nothing more and nothing less than boxers Julio Cesar Chavez and Juan Manuel Marquez, among others. This was revealed in an interview with the newspaper Record.

I want to mark my name great in sports in my country (…) At the end of my career I want to be seen as Julio Cesar Chavez, as Juan Manuel Marquez, as he (Eric) the “Terrible” Morales, as (Marco Antonio) Barrera. What was for me in boxing was reflected in this sport: Mixed Martial Arts. That is my inspiration at the end of the day

Moreno beats Brandon Royval on November 21 (Photo: Instagram / theassassinbaby)
Moreno beats Brandon Royval on November 21 (Photo: Instagram / theassassinbaby)

Marked on 18 wins, five defeats and a draw“Baby killer” is the number one of the Ф 125 UFC rankings. In addition, he lives one of the best moments of his sporting career by flirting five fights without defeat.

It all started with his return to the UFC after a year away; in September 2019 when he showed a better version of himself in the fight against the Russian Askar Askarov, where he left with a split draw despite the performance shown by the Mexican.

He later defeated the New Zealander Kai Kara France and the experienced Brazilian Jussie Formiga, by unanimous decision. Triumphs that took him to the top of фу 125. And with Saturday’s victory, he sealed his place in the fight for the crown.


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