UFC flyweight Brandon Moreno looks to be first native Mexican champion this Saturday night in the main event of UFC 256: Figueiredo vs Moreno live on PPV

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It was only three weeks ago that UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1) and Brandon Moreno (18-5-1) fought at UFC 255, with Figuieredo headlining the main card and Moreno the prelims. And after a quick win over Alex Perez, in the quickest turnaround for a champion, Figueiredo will put his belt on the line again this Saturday night against Moreno in the main event of UFC 256: Figueiredo vs Moreno.

For Moreno, this is his first title fight and if he wins will be the UFC first native Mexican champion in the organization. And after making quick work of Brandon Royval last month getting the win in the first round, Moreno is ready to take on the champion this weekend. “I think my road to the title was harder than other people because I’m not a trash talker,” said Moreno. “I’m a martial artist.”

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And as many Latino MMA fighters have paved the way for Moreno, it’s a name under the sweet science banner that he aspires to be more like in his career. “I want to be like the Julio Cesar Chavez of mixed martial arts in Mexico,” explained Moreno. “I want to inspire other guys like me in the sport in Mexico and Latin America. Its hard for us because we don’t have that support from big companies because we are a third world country but watch me today and watch me now and tell me why they can’t do something like me in that sport.”

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2020 has shown us to expect the unexpected. And in a division that just a few years ago was on the verge of being cut, Brandon Moreno wants to prove this weekend that a fighter from Tijuana, Mexico may be that unexpected champion that we didn’t see coming. “I think my statement was my last fight and that’s it.” said Moreno. “I know I can beat everybody.”

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