Former UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno made his first public statement after losing at UFC 290 to Alexandre Pantoja
BrandonMoreno and Alexandre Pantoja went the full distance in their highly-anticipated flyweight title bout at UFC 290. After five rounds of nonstop action, Alexandre Pantoja left the Octagon with a split-decision victory to become the flyweight titleholder.
The Mexican has now lost to Pantoja three times during their respective careers, including a loss during their time competing on The Ultimate Fighter 24 in 2016. Alexandre Pantoja also defeated BrandonMoreno in a rematch in May 2018 by unanimous decision.
Despite losing the belt and suffering this latest setback against Alexandre Pantoja, Brandon Moreno is in good spirits and ready to bounce back later this year.
Brandon Moreno Focused On Bouncing Back After UFC 290
In a recent Instagram post, Moreno addressed his performance at UFC 290.
“When all this is over, I promise you it’ll be the most watched Netflix movie,” Moreno posted Monday. “I’ll be back soon, friends, much love to all!”
Brandon Moreno reclaimed the lineal flyweight belt by defeating Deiveson Figueiredo in their tetralogy at UFC 283. He earned the interim flyweight belt in the prior fight against Kai Kara-France at UFC 277.
Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja took home a $50k post-fight bonus for their efforts inside the Octagon.
Alexandre Pantoja entered UFC 290 with three consecutive victories in the Octagon; including recent finishes of Alex Perez and Brandon Royval. He has now won five of his last six fights since a loss to Figueiredo at UFC 240.
As for Brandon Moreno, he remains one of the biggest fan favorites in the UFC and could be one win away from earning another flyweight title shot. He’ll look to nurse his broken hand and potentially return by the end of 2023.