A massive top-5 matchup has just been confirmed. Brandon Moreno will face Amir Albazi in a five-round co-main event in Mexico City, Mexico, on February 24th at UFC Fight Night 237, first reported by Carlos Contreras Legaspi (CCLegaspi on X), later confirmed by Marcel Dorff.
This five-round co-main event takes place in the Flyweight (125 lbs) division.
Brandon "The Assassin Baby" Moreno holds a professional record of 21-7-2 (9-4-2 UFC) and is ranked #1 in the Flyweight division. He holds noteworthy wins over Kai Kara-France, Deiveson Figueiredo, and Brandon Royval.
Amir "The Prince" Albazi is ranked #3 in the Flyweight division and holds a professional record of 17-1 (5-0 UFC), with notable wins over Kai Kara-France, Alessandro Costa, and Zhalgas Zhumagulov.
Official betting odds have yet to be released.
This is a pivotal fight in the Flyweight division that could determine the next title contender. Both fighters are ranked inside the top 5 and will be fighting two months after UFC 296, where the next Flyweight title fight will occur. Moreno is coming off a split-decision loss to Alexandre Pantoja in a Fight of The Year contender, losing his title for a second time. Albazi, on the other hand, is undefeated in the UFC and coming off the right end of a close split decision with Kai Kara-France, which saw Albazi utilize his size and wrestling to secure the win.
This is a great matchup in the Flyweight division and a perfect addition to the UFC's return to Mexico. As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know your prediction for this fight in the comments below.