Despite Brandon Moreno leaving UFC 256 without a belt, he left the arena full of confidence after going the distance in a draw with champion Deiveson Figueiredo.
In what was hailed by many as the fight of the year, the two flyweights wore an all-time classic when they fought on that fateful December night. While Moreno was able to time his takedowns and utilize his movement, he mixed it up enough to upset the champion without question. But after a close battle with Figueiredo, Moreno is determined to correct the mistakes of his last fight and collect the coveted flyweight belt.
Following his majority tie result, the flyweight title contender evaluated his performance against Figueiredo, and Moreno insists he found ways to succeed and wage his next fight with the champion.
After reviewing his performance in the co-main event at UFC 262: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2, Brandon Moreno said the following.
“Obviously, I saw the fight, and my team and I saw some mistakes. Even with that, we think we did a good job in that fight, ”Moreno told BJPENN.com. “Figueiredo is a tough opponent but I feel comfortable with the rematch because I feel stronger than ever, faster than ever, my body feels so different. I feel like one more athlete, I’m ready for this rematch ”.
The last time they fought, Moreno admits he was too tired of the champion’s power and doesn’t plan to be so indecisive on his second try. After some have believed that Figueiredo was the bully in their last fight, Moreno plans to do the bullying in their rematch.
“I need to be a bully too. I need to be aggressive and put pressure on him and that’s it, ”Moreno said. “The game plan is very similar to the first fight, but I need to be careful with his power, but I need to have confidence in my own ability and power… I don’t know, man, he’s very tough. I always try to finish the fight, but at this level it is very difficult. I’m just trying to be the best version of myself and try to finish the fight. “
The two flyweights will square off on a stacked UFC 263 card, with an unprecedented standout fight with Nate Diaz taking on Leon Edwards in a 5-round non-title fight. And that will serve as an appetizer to the flyweight fight between Brandon Moreno and “Deus Da Guerra”, the God of War himself, Deiveson Figueiredo. This Saturday, Brandon Moreno will try to be the bully in the rematch and overtake the champion.
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