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Brandon Moreno Thinks Mexico is Due For Another Big Pay-per-view

“As a Mexican, I think we deserve a pay-per-view in Mexico City.” – UFC Flyweight Champion, Brandon Moreno

Brandon Moreno closed the book on his flyweight rivalry with Deiveson Figueiredo in the co-main event of UFC 283. Rarely do contenders like Moreno and Figueiredo need to cross hands four times to solidify a win, but the way these two men fight, it made sense. Having finished Figueiredo twice in the four battles, Moreno walks away the undisputed flyweight champion.

So, what’s next for the division?

With Figueiredo moving up to bantamweight and Moreno the champion, Alexandre Pantoja is clearly the next fight according to the current UFC rankings and Moreno agrees. Pantoja was not only present to watch the fight but wanted to make it clear he wants a shot at Moreno’s title next and he let it be known according to Moreno.

“He came to me and he was very friendly with me to be honest,” Moreno said at the post-event presser. However, after congratulating him on the win, he said Pantoja was already trying to make their match. “Then he started to ask me, ‘When is our fight? In two months? Tell me right now.’ Then he started to look a little bit aggressive.”

Moreno credited not being emotional along with his training for UFC 283 so his response was, “Man just let me enjoy today man. Just give me today, just let me have this moment with my friends, with my training partners, with my wife, with my manager and then we can make another circus. Do social media and the trash-talk if you want, I don’t know but just give me this moment.”

Moreno of course is willing to give Pantoja the shot he wants. After all, Pantoja technically does have two wins over Moreno and Moreno is likely the type of fighter that wants to avenge those losses. Moreno was told Pantoja said he was willing to face him in Mexico and the Flyweight Champ seemed to like the idea of that too. 

“As a Mexican, I think we deserve a pay-per-view in Mexico City,” Moreno said of the potential match-up. 

Wherever the match is made, given the history he has with Pantoja and the way both men fight. The flyweight division in the UFC is looking fun in 2023. Check out Moreno’s full post-event media scrum above and follow MyMMANews for more updates.

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