Bellator, M-1 Vet Moses Murrietta Recaps Successful Promotional Debut at LFA 45

Having made a successful debut at LFA 45, Moses Murrietta is hoping to get his name out there, with an eye towards bigger things.

Moses Murrietta has made a number of notable stops since turning pro roughly five years ago. Bellator, back in January, where he defeated Chris Herrera at Bellator 193. M-1, where he split a pair of fights last year. BAMMA (BAMMA USA, to be precise), where he made his pro debut.

On Friday, Murrietta faced Casey Ryan at LFA 45, at Murrietta’s promotional debut. After two full rounds, the bout was called, something that took Murrietta by surprise. “In between the second and third round, I was regaining my composure, getting my lungs back,” he told Cageside Press immediately after the fight. “Ready to set up for the third round, and try to finish this fight. When the referee stopped it, I was a little bit surprised, to be honest.” The result went down as a TKO via retirement at the end of the second, as Ryan did not come out for the third round.

While it was a mostly one-sided affair, Murrietta did admit that “he put me in danger with a few arm-bars, f*ck, that could have been it.” And while the stoppage surprised him, “his toughness didn’t surprise me at all.”

As for what comes next? “What I want next, I want to f*cking fight Conor McGregor, he’s taking everything that I worked for, motherf*cker,” the middleweight quipped. In all seriousness, however, expect to see more of him after he rests up and takes care of any damage incurred Friday.