Brandon Moreno claimed a spectacular third-round submission (rear-naked choke) victory over Deiveson Figueiredo and became the new UFC flyweight champion at UFC 263. Here, we take a look at 5 potential opponents for Brandon Moreno for his first title defense.
A trilogy fight will be intriguing for the UFC fans. Furthermore, Deiveson Figueiredo would want to avenge his loss against Moreno and reclaim his UFC flyweight title.
Currently ranked #2 in the UFC flyweight division, Askar Askarov might be considered as the new title challenger.
Alexandre Pantoja had already defeated Moreno once. So, it's safe to say that Pantoja might be a tough challenger to overcome for Moreno.
The #4 ranked flyweight contender, Alex Perez, won't be a walk in the park for Moreno if this fight ever comes to fruition.
Joseph Benavidez holds the fifth position in the flyweight division rankings. He will probably take the opportunity to become the next title challenger.