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#1 Flyweight Division

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"The Assassin Baby"

Brandon Moreno

Flyweight Division

21-7-2 (W-L-D)

5

Wins by Knockout

11

Wins by Submission

8

First Round Finishes

Brandon Moreno

athlete record

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Learn more about Brandon Moreno's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Tijuana, Mexico
Fighting style
Jiu-Jitsu
Age
30
Height
67.00
Weight
136.00
Octagon Debut
Oct. 2, 2016
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
38.00
  • Team Benavidez on TUF 24
     
  • Pro since 2011
     
  • 11 wins by submission (6 RNC, guillotine, triangle, 2 armbar, undisclosed submission), five by KO
     
  • Eight first round finishes
     
  • Has won three of his last five and two of his last three
     
  • 7-2-2 in his last 11 bouts
     
  • First native of Mexico to win a UFC title

UFC 290 (7/8/23) Moreno lost a five round split decision to Alexandre Pantoja, losing his UFC flyweight title 

UFC 283 (1/22/23) Moreno defeated Deiveson Figueiredo via TKO (Doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of the third round to win the undisputed UFC flyweight championship

UFC 277 (7/30/22) Moreno stopped Kai Kara-France via strikes at 4:34 of the third round to win the interim UFC flyweight championship

UFC 270 (1/22/22) Moreno lost a five-round unanimous decision to Deiveson Figueiredo, losing his UFC flyweight title

UFC 263 (6/12/21) Moreno submitted Deiveson Figueiredo via rear naked choke at 2:26 of the third round to win the UFC flyweight title

UFC 256 (12/12/20) Moreno fought to a five-round draw with Deiveson Figueiredo in a fight for the UFC flyweight title

UFC 255 (11/21/20) Moreno stopped Brandon Royval via strikes at 4:59 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (3/14/20) Moreno won a three round unanimous decision over Jussier Formiga

UFC 245 (12/14/19) Moreno won a three round unanimous decision over Kai Kara-France

UFC Fight Night (9/21/19) Moreno fought to a three-round draw with Askar Askarov

UFC Fight Night (5/19/18) Moreno lost a three round unanimous decision to Alexandre Pantoja

UFC Fight Night (8/5/17) Moreno lost a five round unanimous decision to Sergio Pettis

UFC Fight Night (4/22/17) Moreno submitted Dustin Ortiz via rear naked choke at 4:06 of the second round

TUF 24 Finale (12/3/16) Moreno won a three round split decision over Ryan Benoit

UFC Fight Night (10/1/16) Moreno submitted Louis Smolka via guillotine choke at 2:23 of the first round

 

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 24

On episode one, Moreno was submitted by Alexandre Pantoja via rear naked choke in the second round

TRAINING: Hard work every day

When and why did you start training for fighting? At 12 years old. And I still train in the same gym.

What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ purple belt and WFF champion

Do you have any heroes? My family and Rocky Balboa

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a lifetime goal

What was your job before you started fighting? Making piñatas

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? BJJ national champion

Favorite grappling technique: Mata leon

Favorite Striking technique: Jab