As it stands, Moreno (17-5-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) and Perez (24-5 MMA, 6-1 UFC) are anticipated to combat each other Nov. 21 at UFC 255. A human being with know-how of the problem verified the planned booking to MMA Junkie on Monday next an original report from Spanish-language internet site Milenio.
UFC 251 at present is set to be headlined by a 125-pound title battle between winner Deiveson Figueiredo and ex-bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt, who was picked to challenge for the belt in excess of top contenders Moreno and Perez. Must Garbrandt, who’s generating his flyweight debut, not make body weight, the UFC could turn to Moreno or Perez to step in.
Moreno is rated No. 4 in the newest United states Right now Sporting activities/MMA Junkie flyweight rankings. He hasn’t been overwhelmed in his very last 4 fights, going 3–1 in the course of that extend. In his most latest bout, Moreno won a unanimous decision from Jussier Formiga in March at UFC on ESPN+ 28.
Perez, in the meantime, is No. 5 at 125 pounds and is riding a a few-battle successful streak. His most current victory also came from Formiga in June at UFC 250. Perez received the fight by TKO with vicious leg kicks.
Prior to Garbrandt obtaining the nod, each Moreno and Perez had expressed their wish to challenge Figueiredo, who claimed the vacant title last thirty day period with a 1st-spherical specialized submission of Joseph Benavidez. If almost nothing else, Moreno vs. Perez could provide to determine the pursuing No. 1 contender.
With the addition, the newest UFC 255 lineup features:
Champ Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt – for flyweight title
Champ Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia – for women’s flyweight title
Brandon Moreno vs. Alex Perez