With the flyweight championship on the line in the main function, a pivotal matchup has been additional to the UFC’s November pay back-per-look at card to probably ascertain the following title challenger.
Numerous persons with expertise of the promotion’s options verified to MMA Fighting that a top rated-five matchup between Brandon Moreno and Alex Perez is staying targeted for UFC 255 adhering to an original report from Milenio. The celebration will acquire spot Nov. 21 in a locale nonetheless to be formally introduced, but envisioned to be Abu Dhabi.
Even though each fighters mentioned their situation to be the initially to obstacle newly-crowned winner Deiveson Figueiredo on a new episode of MMA Fighting’s What the Heck, the shot went to previous bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt in the event’s headliner.
Moreno is unbeaten in his past 4 fights, which commenced with a fourth-spherical TKO gain around Maikel Perez at LFA 69 that direct to a speedy return to the UFC just after getting introduced in 2018. “The Assassin Baby” opened up his next marketing stint by combating Askar Askarov to a break up attract at UFC Mexico Town this past September ahead of buying up back-to-back wins above Kai Kara-France and Jussier Formiga.
Perez enters the fight a winner of three straight, and 11 of 12. Subsequent a to start with-round TKO reduction to Joseph Benavidez at the TUF 28 Finale in November 2018, the Workforce Oyama 125er picked up a unanimous choice victory over Mark De La Rosa, and consecutive finishes of Jordan Espinosa at UFC Raleigh in January and Formiga at UFC 250.