Mixed Martial Arts is a still young sport, in which different circumstances can modify the plans of a fighter.
That happened to Brandon Moreno, who after suffering his first loss in more than 5 years in Mexico last year, wanted to return to action by the end of 2017, but he will just do that this next saturday.
Different circumstances brought him here, with the opportunity to fight in the first card of South America outside Brazil this May 19: UFC Chile.
Before this not planned scenario, Moreno and his team have adapted, giving equal importance to mental work that physical preparation.
With the support of his team, the UFC Performance Institute, and other fighters like Joseph Benavidez and Tim Elliot; Moreno has been strengthened more than ever in his own words.
"The Assassin Baby" has overcome moments of frustration channeling them towards the fulfillment of his objectives: to fight, to show their improvement, to continue to improve.
As he did before, when his now oponnent in turn, Alexandre Pantoja beat him in an authentic battle in The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions.
For Moreno, that defeat prompted him to become a much better fighter, which was reflected by debuting in the UFC, winning 3 of 4 fights and 2 bonuses for performance of the night in practically a year.
Today Moreno can prove it again, first overcoming the adversities outside the Octagon, and on Saturday avenging that defeat; luxury opportunity for the UFC No. 7 ranked flyweight.