One month after his LFA 69 victory, Brandon Moreno has re-signed with the UFC.
20-fight veteran Brandon Moreno has re-signed with the UFC. MMA.uno were the first to report the news.
The re-signing of Moreno is just one month following his LFA 69 knockout victory over Maikel Perez for the LFA flyweight title. The win for Moreno was his first (and only apparence) since being cut from the UFC in 2018.
In his UFC career, Moreno earned his opportunity in the UFC by stepping in on short-notice to face Louis Smolka. Moreno won as a heavy underdog, submitting Smolka in the very first round at UFC Fight Night 96. The Mexican then scored consecutive victories over Ryan Benoit and Dustin Ortiz. However, “The Assassin Baby” was released from the UFC after back-to-back decision losses to Sergio Pettis and Alexandre Pantoja. The loss to Pantoja was a rematch from The Ultimate Fighter 24. Moreno’s first stint in the premier MMA organization ended with a positive record of 3-2.
What weight class Moreno competes in is not certain currently, but he has been competing at flyweight since 2015. However, the current condition of the flyweight division is still up in the air.
Moreno’s return to the Octagon — opponent, location or date — has also not been revealed at this time. The UFC, however, returns to Mexico City later this year.