Brandon Carrillo Moreno is a mixed martial arts fighter who competes professionally in Mexico. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight division is where he competes at the present moment, and Brandon Moreno is the current champion of this division in addition to being a two-time UFC Flyweight Champion.
Brandon Moreno Early Life
Brandon was born on December 7th, 1993, in Tijuana, in the US state of Baja California. As of 2022, the professional mixed martial artist will have turned 28. Cecilia Carrillo and Alfredo Brandon Moreno are his mother and father, respectively.
Brandon Moreno joined a local Entram Gym when Brandon Moreno was 12 years old to shed weight and participate in mixed martial arts lessons at the gym. Moreno put all of his attention on mixed martial arts (MMA), even though he had planned to enroll in law school.
In 2011, Brandon Moreno made his debut as a professional fighter in Mexico. In 2014, Brandon Moreno won the flyweight championship of the World Fighting Promotion.
In July 2016, Brandon Moreno competed for the first time in the Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions.
Brandon Moreno Career
Brandon Moreno made his debut in professional mixed martial arts (MMA) in April 2011, right in his home country of Mexico. During the subsequent two years, Brandon Moreno had a winning record of six games and a losing record of three.
In 2014, Brandon Moreno was scheduled to debut with the World Fighting Federation. After being undefeated in the promotion with a history of 5-0 and finally earning the Flyweight belt, he was invited to compete in the Flyweight tournament on the 25th season of The Ultimate Fighter. This victory earned him a spot in the game.
In July 2016, it was reported that Brandon Moreno would compete in The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions. Brandon Moreno has been invited to become a member of Team Benavidez.
In the first round, Brandon Moreno faced Alexandre Pantoja, who ultimately submitted him to earn the victory.
Brandon Moreno UFC Career
Brandon Moreno fought Louis Smolka for the first time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on October 1, 2016, at UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson.
Brandon Moreno won the fight by submission, qualifying him for the bonus for having the night’s best performance.
On December 3, 2016, ‘The Assassin Baby’ competed in his second fight against Ryan Benoit and came away victorious. The dispute was decided by unanimous decision.
On April 22, 2017, at UFC Fight Night: Dustin Ortiz was the fighter he was scheduled to face next. Brandon Moreno won the fight by way of a technical submission in Swanson vs. Labov.
In 2017 and 2018, Brandon Moreno was defeated by Sergio Pettis and Alexandre Pantoja, respectively.
During an interview in the year 2019, Brandon Moreno disclosed that the UFC had terminated his contract with the organization.
Brandon Moreno LFA And UFC Return
After defeating Maikel Perez via knockout at LFA 69 on June 7, 2019, Brandon Moreno was crowned champion of the Legacy Fighting Alliance flyweight division.
Brandon Moreno fought Askar Askarov at UFC bout Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephen on September 21, 2019, and the bout finished in a draw. This was Moreno’s first fight since his comeback to the Octagon.
On December 14, 2019, Brandon Moreno competed against Kai Kara-France at UFC 245. Brandon Moreno emerged victorious in the fight thanks to a unanimous decision.
At the event known as UFC Fight Night: Oliveira vs. Lee, which took place on March 14, 2020, in Brazil, Moreno fought Jussier Formiga. Brandon Moreno prevailed in the fight by way of a decision.
The fight between Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval took place at UFC 255. Brandon Moreno defeated Royal by way of a technical knockout with punches.
The gathering was held on November 21, 2020, in Las Vegas, in the United States.
On December 12, 2020, at UFC 256 in Las Vegas, United States, “The Assassin Baby” competed against Deiveson Figueiredo for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight title.
Figueiredo kept his gold in the flyweight division thanks to the fight ending in a draw.
UFC 263 hosted the rematch of Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo 2, which took place on June 12, 2021, for the Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight championship.
Using a rear naked choke in the third round, Brandon Moreno successfully defended his title as the flyweight champion.
At UFC 270 on January 22, 2022, Brandon Moreno was defeated by Deiveson Figueiredo, who went on to win the flyweight championship of the UFC. The fight was decided in Figueiredo’s favor by the judges.
Brandon Moreno competed against Kai Kara-France at UFC 277 on July 30, 2022. Brandon Moreno won the fight via technical knockout, making it his final bout in the promotion.
Brandon Moreno earned the battle of the Night award and became the interim champion of the flyweight division in the UFC.
Brandon Moreno’s Net worth
Brandon Moreno is estimated to have a net worth of between $1 and $5 million. The individual known as “The Assassin Baby” has been competing in the combat sports industry for more than five years and has started to amass some wealth as a direct result of some fantastic performances this year.
According to TheSportsDaily, the current flyweight champion has earned $959,500 just from their fighter pay. Brandon Moreno has amassed four-bout bonuses during his professional career.
Brandon Moreno Endorsements
Brandon Moreno is recognized as a prominent professional mixed martial artist. He has received endorsements from various corporations due to this achievement.
Reebok, Venom, Monster Energy, Pur3 L1fe, MyBookie, Game Up Nutrition, Sheath, Stitched, and Samsung are just a few of the products that Brandon Moreno has been a paid spokesperson for in the past.
Brandon Moreno Biography in Brief
|The Assassin Baby
|7 December 1993
|Country of Origin:
|Maddie, Megan, and Morgan
|Twitter – Instagram – Facebook
Brandon Moreno’s Personal Life
Brandon Moreno has maintained a high level of discretion regarding his private life; however, the following information is available and pertains to his family, including his wife and children:
Diana Moreno, who was Brandon Moreno’s high school love, is now Brandon Moreno’s wife.
They had been together for over a decade and decided to tie the knot in 2017. They welcomed their first child, a daughter called Zoe, in the year 2019.
In interviews, Brandon Moreno has expressed the significance of his wife and daughter in his life. He has shared how they have been a constant source of inspiration and motivation for him throughout his career in MMA.
Brandon Moreno has also claimed that his wife and daughter occasionally watch him compete as they provide support from the sidelines.
Although Moreno tends to keep the details of his personal life out of the public eye, it is abundantly evident that he places a high value on his family and that they play a vital part in his life and his professional endeavors.
Brandon Moreno’s Wife
Brandon Moreno has chosen Shirley Moreno to be his wife. After eloping in a low-key and private ceremony, Brandon and Shirley have lived together as husband and wife for over a decade without a hitch.
They have been given the gift of motherhood in the form of three beautiful daughters: Maddie, Megan, and Morgan. Their oldest daughter, Maddie, was born in 2014, and their other two daughters, Megan in 2018 and Morgan in 2021, followed.
How They Met
The two individuals were acquainted during their time in high school. The exact start date of Brandon and Shirly’s official relationship is still being determined.
Still, reports indicate that they began dating in 2011 and eventually tied the knot. They possess three lovely daughters. Both Brandon and Shirley are fluent in both English and Spanish.
Brandon explains, “She was born in Texas.” She was raised on the border between Texas and Tamaulipas.
During a chat with Brendan Schaub, Brandon Moreno revealed that she is fluent in Spanish and English.
In addition, there is limited information available about Shirley Moreno, as she chooses to maintain her privacy regarding personal details. However, she occasionally accompanies her husband in public appearances.
Brandon Moreno’s Wife’s Profession
Because Shirley Moreno places a high priority on maintaining the confidentiality of her personal life, the specifics of her professional life still need to be well known.
On the other hand, it is speculated that her husband’s net worth is $4 million. They may also make money jointly through endorsement deals with several products.
Brandon Moreno’s Children
Happy and robust, the couple have been together for over a decade and have three children.
Maddie, the oldest daughter, and firstborn child, was born in 2014. She has been actively participating in gymnastics since 2019.
In 2018, the couple joyfully welcomed their second daughter, Megan.
Despite experiencing health complications at a young age, Megan bravely fought them off and is now healthy. Additionally, the couple welcomed their third daughter, Morgan, in 2021.
Brandon Moreno Fun Facts
Brandon Moreno: Tijuana’s Humble Beginnings
Brandon Moreno started from humble beginnings. Brandon Moreno was born into a modest family that owned a pinata business. Piñatas are festive containers made from paper and filled with presents.
They are traditionally broken as part of a celebration. Throughout his childhood, Brandon Moreno had always aspired to become a lawyer.
However, Brandon Moreno made the difficult decision to abandon his dream of pursuing a mixed martial arts career.
At the age of 12, Brandon Moreno became a member of a gym in Tijuana. His decision has been advantageous. He has achieved the title of UFC champion and established his training facility in his hometown.
Since his rise to fame in December at UFC 256, the facility has experienced a significant increase in popularity.
Brandon Moreno: TUF, UFC’s Relaunch, and a Comeback
Brandon Moreno, the lowest seed in The Ultimate Fighter season 24, experienced two devastating defeats against Sergio Pettis and Alexandre Pantoja. Brandon Moreno was later released from the UFC.
After joining LFA, Brandon Moreno made an impressive debut by winning the flyweight crown, which caught the attention of the UFC and led to his re-signing with them.
The Mexican fighter has genuinely capitalized on his second chance in the UFC. Since his return, Brandon Moreno has remained undefeated, securing four victories and two draws in six fights.
The 27-year-old is wearing a gold belt around his waist, symbolizing no limits to his potential.
Brandon Moreno: A dedicated MMA fan
Brandon Moreno’s motivation extends beyond the mere pursuit of belts and money. Brandon Moreno engages in fights because he possesses a profound love for the sport and holds great respect for all those who choose to follow a similar path.
Brandon Moreno is eager to acknowledge and give credit to his colleagues.
During the post-fight press conference for UFC 263, Brandon Moreno expressed his admiration for Rose Namajunas’ performance against Zhang Weili, stating that it served as a source of inspiration for him.
Brandon Moreno also said his respect for Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, noting that Brandon Moreno is a big fan of theirs. Additionally, Brandon Moreno urged the MMA community to avoid underestimating his fellow countrymen, Yair Rodriguez and Alexa Grasso.
This demonstrates his deep involvement in the game. One reason is that Brandon Moreno is frequently observed fulfilling the role of a commentator and analyst during the UFC’s Spanish broadcasts.