Brandon Moreno will not settle down after the UFC 270 trilogy win. The flyweight champion wants to run through the entire flyweight division.
UFC 270 hosts one of the most exciting trilogies in UFC history. Flyweight champion Brandon Moreno is set to make his first title defense against his fierce rival Deiveson Figueiredo in the co-main event. The two fighters are set to light up the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on January 22.
Previously, Moreno defeated the Brazilian rival at UFC 263 to create history by becoming the first-ever Mexican-born champion. Moreno submitted Figueiredo in the third round and was crowned the flyweight king. In a recent talk on the MMA Junkie Radio, Moreno revealed his goals for his career after the trilogy.
Brandon Moreno says the flyweight division are ready for him
“Before the belt, all my mind was to get the belt, to be the champion, to beat Deiveson Figueiredo and be the first Mexican-born champion in the UFC and that’s it. Now, I need to build my legacy,” said Moreno on the MMA Junkie Radio. Moreno has a record of 19-5-2 in his professional MMA career. “Assassin Baby” is also looking forward to facing some of the toughest opponents in the flyweight division.
“I need to defend my title and clean the division. I know it is hard work to do because all the other guys are hungry. They are ready for me but I am ready for the challenge. I am training so hard for this next fight and that will be my future.”
The flyweight division is looking really spicy as there are a handful of fighters that could be the next potential title contenders. #2 ranked Askar Askarov is scheduled to take on #6 Kai Kara France, which is a potential title contender fight. Moreno also has his rivalry with Alexandre Pantoja, who the champion wants to seek revenge.