Facts About Brandon Moreno
|Celebrated Name||Brandon Moreno|
|Age||29 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Brandon Carrillo Moreno|
|Place Of Birth||Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|Source of Wealth||MMA career|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Links||Wikipedia Facebook Youtube Twitter Instagram|
Brandon Carrillo Moreno is a Mexican professional mixed martial artist who is professionally known as Brandon Moreno. He gained fame for competing in the Flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former UFC Flyweight Champion and the current Interim UFC Flyweight Champion. He made his professional MMA debut in his native Mexico in April of 2011 and he would debut for the World Fighting Federation in 2014 where he would eventually win the Flyweight championship. Brandon was also cast in the 25th season of the Fox Sports show The Ultimate Fighter where he was placed on Team Benavidez. He became the first Mexican-born champion in the UFC in 2021. Additionally, he is #1 in the UFC flyweight rankings as of 21st March 2022.
Brandon Moreno Famous For
- Brandon is a Mexican professional mixed martial artist.
- He competes in the Flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Where was Brandon Moreno born?
Brandon Moreno took birth on 7th December 1993 with the real name of Brandon Carrillo Moreno in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. He is of Mexican nationality and he came from Mexican-white ethnic background. Likewise, his religious belief is in the Christian religion and his race is white. His present age is 28 which he celebrated back in 2021 and as per his birthdate, his star sign is Sagittarius. He is the son of his father, Alfredo Moreno, and his mother, Cecilia Carrillo.
Moving to Brandon's education, he attend law school and become a lawyer whereas Moreno later decided to focus solely on his mixed martial arts career.
Brandon Moreno Mixed martial arts career
- Brandon Moreno kicks off his MMA career by making his professional MMA debut in his native Mexico in April 2011 as he amassed a record of 6 wins and 3 losses over the next two years.
- He would debut for the World Fighting Federation promotion in 2014 and would go undefeated in the promotion at 5-0 and would eventually win the Flyweight championship, which led to him being cast in the Flyweight tournament on the 25th season of "The Ultimate Fighter".
- It was revealed in July 2016 that he was a participant in "The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions".
- He was also selected as a member of Team Benavidez after which he faced Alexandre Pantoja in the opening stage and lost the fight via submission.
- Moreno debuted in the UFC while his season of "The Ultimate Fighter" was still airing and faced Louis Smolka at UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson on 1st October 2016. He won the fight via submission in the first round.
- He returned to face Ryan Benoit on 3rd December 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale in his second fight for the promotion and won the fight via split decision.
- He also defeated Dustin Ortiz on 22nd April 2017 at UFC Fight Night 108 and faced Sergio Pettis on 5th August 2017 at UFC Fight Night 114. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
- On 7th April 2018, he was expected to face Ray Borg at UFC 223 however the bout was canceled after Borg was injured by glass from a bus window that was smashed by Team SBG. Moreno sadly lost the fight by unanimous decision.
- Brandon signed a multi-fight contract with the Legacy Fighting Alliance and made his promotional debut against the prevailing Flyweight Champion Maikel Perez at LFA 69 on 7th June 2019. He won the fight via technical knockout in the fourth round.
- On 21st September 2019, he faced promotional newcomer Askar Askarov at UFC Fight Night 159. The back-and-forth bout ended in a split draw.
- He was expected to face Alex Perez on 21st November 2020 at UFC 255 but, on 2nd October it was announced that Cody Garbrandt, who was scheduled to fight Deiveson Figueiredo for the UFC Flyweight Championship at the event, pulled out due to a torn bicep and was replaced by Perez.
- Moreno instead faced Brandon Royval and won the fight via technical knockout in round one.
- On 12th December 2020, he faced Deiveson Figueiredo for the UFC Flyweight Championship at UFC 256 which help him to earn both athletes the "Fight of the Night" award.
- He rematched Figueiredo for the UFC Flyweight Championship on 12th June 2021, co-headlining UFC 263, and earned the "Performance of the Night" award.
- On 11th December 2021, the trilogy rematch with Figueiredo for the UFC Flyweight Championship was scheduled to take place at UFC 269 initially, but it was moved to UFC 270 as the co-main event. Moreno lost the bout and the title via unanimous decision. This fight earned him the "Fight of the Night" award.
- On 30th July 2022, he next faced Kai Kara-France in a rematch for the interim UFC Flyweight Championship and won the fight via TKO in the third round which help him to earn Moreno his third "Fight of the Night" award.
Awards and Achievements
Ultimate Fighting Championship
- UFC Flyweight Championship (One time)
- Interim UFC Flyweight Championship (One time; current)
- Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo x2 and Kai Kara-France
- Performance of the Night (Three times) vs. Dustin Ortiz, Louis Smolka, and Deiveson Figueiredo
- First Mexican-born UFC champion
World Fighting Federation
- WFF Flyweight Champion (One time)
Legacy Fighting Alliance
- LFA Flyweight Championship (One time)
- 2020 December Fight of the Month vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
- 2021 June Submission of the Month vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
- 2022 January Fight of the Month vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
World MMA Awards
- 2021 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
- 2021 Fight of the Year vs. Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 256
- 2021 Fighting Spirit of the Year
Who is Brandon Moreno's wife?
Brandon Moreno is a married man. He is married to his pretty wife Shirley Moreno with whom he became a blessed father of three daughters. They both seem extremely happy in their domestic life. Shirley's supportive of him and the profession that he is in. There's much love between the two and hope it will remain as same in the future too. Reflecting on Brandon's sexual orientation, he is straight. He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
What is Brandon Moreno's net worth?
Brandon Moreno has a net worth of $1.5 million as of 2022. In the first fight between the two at UFC 256 that went to a draw against Figueiredo, Moreno reportedly earned around $180,000, and in the rematch at UFC 263, Moreno earned around $200,000 while Figueiredo earned around $210,000. Moreno also earns a fine amount of salary which is around thousands of dollars per year. With the potential that's in store for him, he can go miles. In addition, his major source of income is his MMA career.
Brandon Moreno Height, Weight
Brandon Moreno got a standard height of 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) and a convincing appearance. He has 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st) of body weight with an athletic body build type. His hair and eyes color is dark brown. Brandon has also inked tattoos on his body which has attracted a lot of people to him.
Trivias About Brandon Moreno You Need To Know.
- He is also known as The Assassin Baby.
- In 2021, he became the first Mexican-born champion in the UFC.
- He was born and raised in Tijuana, Baja California in Mexico.
- In 2014, he would debut for the World Fighting Federation where he would eventually win the Flyweight championship.
- Moreno is a big fan of Funko Pop and is a dedicated Lego collector.