Brandon Moreno explains ‘alter ego’, wants title shot next following UFC Brasilia win
Since being released from the UFC following his May 2018 loss to Alexandre Pantoja, Brandon Moreno tapped into a different side of his fighting persona. An alter ego of sorts.
While Moreno was already a talented 125-pounder, the new, in-competition version of “The Assassin Baby” may be knocking on the door of a UFC flyweight title shot in his next fight.
Moreno defeated the no. 3 ranked Jussier Formiga via unanimous decision over the weekend at UFC Brasilia. The 26-year-old Moreno has gone unbeaten in his three Octagon appearances since returning to the promotion and now has a title shot or bust mentality moving forward — even if he needs to wait for it.
On Tuesday, Moreno joined The Scrap to discuss a hectic fight week in Brasilia with the Covid-19 pandemic, the fight reminding him of TUF 24 with an empty arena, expecting ‘a tougher fight’ with Formiga, whether he believes it should have won “Fight of the Night”, believing he had done enough to get the decision, being willing to wait for a title shot if there’s a rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez and, much more.
Check out the full interview with Brandon Moreno following his unanimous decision win over Jussier Formiga at UFC Brasilia in the video below.