UFC Brings Back Brandon Moreno, To Fight Newly Signed Askar Askarov

The return of the flyweights? After many assumed the division was over with, as they had less than 15 fighters, the UFC is signing some new and old blood at 125-pounds. According to Brett Okamoto, the Las Vegas-based promotion signed flyweight Askar As…

The return of the flyweights? After many assumed the division was over with, as they had less than 15 fighters, the UFC is signing some new and old blood at 125-pounds. According to Brett Okamoto, the Las Vegas-based promotion signed flyweight Askar Askarov, while MMA Uno reported they re-signed Brandon Moreno who was cut during […]

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Alexa Grasso Set To Face Carla Esparza At UFC Mexico City

An exciting women’s strawweight matchup has been announced for UFC Mexico City in September. Former 115-pound champion Carla Esparza took to her Instagram account and officially announced she’ll be taking on Alexa Grasso at UFC Mexico City on September 21. The action all goes down from the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico. UFC […]

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An exciting women’s strawweight matchup has been announced for UFC Mexico City in September.

Former 115-pound champion Carla Esparza took to her Instagram account and officially announced she’ll be taking on Alexa Grasso at UFC Mexico City on September 21. The action all goes down from the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico. UFC officials have not yet confirmed the matchup.

Check out Esparza’s post here:

Grasso recently bounced back from a submission defeat to Tatiana Suarez. The 25-year-old Mexican standout defeated former title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 238 early last month. She’s hoping to put together her first back-to-back wins since 2016. Grasso has not yet won two in a row under the UFC banner.

Esparza and Grasso share a common defeat, as their last losses came at the hands of Suarez. Suarez defeated Esparza via third-round TKO at UFC 228 in September of last year. The former champ bounced back with a unanimous decision win over Virna Jandiroba at UFC Florida in April.

What do you think about the matchup between Grasso and Esparza?

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Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno Set To Headline UFC Mexico City

The UFC’s return to Mexico City is set to be headlined by a bout between two rising flyweight contenders. On August 5, 2017, a UFC Fight Night card will take place with a bout between No. 6-ranked Sergio Pettis and No. 7-ranked Brandon Moreno serving as its main event. The fight, which will be five […]

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The UFC’s return to Mexico City is set to be headlined by a bout between two rising flyweight contenders.

On August 5, 2017, a UFC Fight Night card will take place with a bout between No. 6-ranked Sergio Pettis and No. 7-ranked Brandon Moreno serving as its main event. The fight, which will be five rounds, was confirmed by the UFC earlier today (May 21, 2017).

Pettis, the younger brother of former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, is riding an impressive three fight win streak that includes victories over Chris Cariaso, Chris Kelades and John Morago. He was scheduled to take on former Olympian and former title challenger Henry Cejudo at UFC 211 last weekend (May 13, 2017), but Cejudo was forced to withdraw from the fight just a day prior after suffering a hand injury.

Moreno, on the other hand, is riding a wave of momentum as he’s won 11 straight fights including three straight UFC bouts. The 23-year-old holds Octagon wins over Louis Smolka, Ryan Benoit and Dustin Ortiz.

Who do you expect to come out on top in this exciting 125-pound clash?

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