Brandon Moreno Shares Heartfelt Post About Accomplishing a 15-Year-Old Dream

Published 06/17/2021, 1:45 AM EDT


Newly minted UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno took to social media and shared his raw emotions after winning the title. ‘The Assassin Baby’ submitted Deiveson Figueiredo in the third round via RNC and won the undisputed strap. Brandon Moreno largely dominated the entire fight and even dropped ‘Deus de Guerra’ early into the contest.

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The first fight was a stand-up firefight that ended in a draw, leaving fans pining for more. However, Brandon Moreno came into the second fight with a renewed focus to ground Figueiredo and control the grappling range. It’s unclear if the UFC will give Deiveson Figueiredo an immediate rematch, however, Moreno stands as the best currently.

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Brandon Moreno: Forging a legacy

Moreno revealed via his social media that becoming a UFC champion was the culmination of a dream that spanned 15 years. Moreno’s testament towards becoming the champion has come with its fair share of highs and lows. However, his name will always be etched in history for becoming the first-ever Mexican-born UFC champion.

“Dream of 15 years passed published in some images that do not really describe the immense feeling that I still have today!! I could not say that I achieved this by myself because it would be a complete lie, there are many people behind me who helped me to get here along the trip, thank you total friends, today YES IT COULD,” [translation credits-Google translate]

A star in the making

Brandon Moreno was cut from the UFC’s roster not too long ago and was the last seed on his season of TUF. Overcoming adversity has become an integral part of his rise to the top of the organization. He’ll be keen to continue pushing the envelope to become a household name not just in Mexico, but worldwide.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: Brandon Moreno of Mexico poses on the scale during the UFC 256 weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC President Dana White believes that Moreno has what it takes to reach the very top of the sport. However, he also needs to secure wins under his belt as there are several dangerous flyweight contenders waiting in the wings. UFC fans will be looking to see what lies next for ‘The Assassin Baby’.

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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