Brandon Moreno has his eyes set for a title protection towards Alexandre Pantoja in June. The 2-time UFC champion did reveal that he’s within the matchup pending a knee MRI, in line with Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports activities.
The Tijuana native recaptured the UFC flyweight title from long-time rival Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Moreno was in a position to finish their four-fight sequence by third-round TKO.
Brandon Moreno is Acquainted With Alexandre Pantoja
‘The Murderer Child’ is now excited about combating one other former opponent in Pantoja. The 2 125-pounders have met twice. Their first assembly was an exhibition bout through the twenty fourth season of The Final Fighter (TUF) in 2016 after which two years later at UFC Battle Night time 129.
After his win at UFC 283, Moreno had a backstage interplay with Pantoja. In the course of the post-fight press convention, Moreno mentioned his previous opponent “was very pleasant” at first however shortly grew to become “slightly bit aggressive”. Moreno expressed curiosity in combating his former opponent however nonetheless has to have an MRI on his knee that he injured throughout struggle camp.
Pantoja is formally 1-0 over the present flyweight champion. He has a unanimous choice win over Moreno in 2018. He additionally submitted Moreno with a rear-naked choke on TUF however exhibition wins don’t depend in direction of official information.