The UFC Flyweight title is on the line, and for the first time since 2020, it's not being fought for by Brandon Moreno and Deveison Figueiredo. Instead, Brandon Moreno will defend the belt against his career boogeyman Alexandre Pantoja in their third meeting.
The fight goes down as the co-main event to International Fight Week's staple Pay-Per-View, headlined by Alex Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez.
This 5-round title fight takes place in the Flyweight (125 lbs) division.
Brandon, 'The Assasin Baby' Moreno, holds a professional record of 21-6-2 (9-3-2 UFC) and is the current champion. His notable wins include Deveison Figueiredo x2, Kai Kara-France x2, and Brandon Royval.
Alexandre, 'The Cannibal' Pantoja, holds a professional record of 25-5-0 (9-3 UFC) and is currently ranked #2. His notable wins include Brandon Moreno x2, Alex Perez, and Manel Kape.
Moreno has firmly stamped himself the king of Flyweight after settling his four-fight rivalry with Deveison Figueiredo at UFC 283 in January. The pair were neck and neck and were 1-1-1 heading into the first quadrilogy in UFC history. Moreno stopped his rival in the 3rd round via doctor stoppage, settling the 3-year clog at the division's top. Moreno is one of three current Mexican champions in the UFC, alongside Yair Rodriguez and Alexa Grasso.
The first fresh title challenger since 2020 to the Flyweight title is Alexandre Pantoja, despite being very familiar with the champion. They first met on The Ultimate Fighter season 24 in an exhibition bout where Pantoja submitted Moreno in the 2nd round. Their next meeting came two years later, in 2018, and Pantoja was dominant. He won the fight 30-26 and made easy work of Moreno a 2nd time.
Will the champion avenge his losses, or will history repeat itself? Let us know your prediction in the comments.