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Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja in the works for UFC 269 on December 11th

Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja in the works for UFC 269 on December 11th

RedShoes95

Would this be considered a trilogy? Their first fight was on TUF and is considered an exhibition so I guess technically right? Idk I’ll just axe j


watties12

I think so based on Maynard/Diaz, it had a 3 on the poster despite one being TUF


Chopper313

Finding stuff online about those fights is confusing af. I know tapology used to put their second fight as 1 and the third as two.


TBurketMMA

That's legit though. Their tough bout was an exhibition or amateur. So it was their 2nd pro fight


jibjabjobjubjab

Some would say the triliogist B. What else ya got?


NoGiCollarChoke

Talmbout Alejandro Pantomime vs. Brendan Moron b? Beast of a fight, never saw it


MoneyMo88

Pantoja by decision unless Moreno wins. Best brains for these arts, B.


Zenyx_

I'd argue it'll be a draw unless one of them wins. Who knows though.


Jamothee

>Idk I’ll just axe j Hahaha love it bubba. Watery dune hair


ksweet98

Genuinely interested if Pantoja just has Moreno's number, cause he's made easy work of him twice. Moreno is considerably better nowadays so I'm thinking we get a fucking competitive war with a healthy dose of scrambling


brownbilal

Oh shiiiiiii panties is a beast Edit: pantoja* fucking autocorrect


LightYagami209

No, no, you're onto something. Let's call him Panties.


yerawizardIMAWOTT

Can you imagine Bruce yelling "Alexandre PANTIESSSSSSSSSS PANTOOOOOJAAAA"


MyFifthLimb

New mythical fighter: Panties. Right next to Volkswagen.


RedShoes95

Figgy vs Askarov? Hopefully 🤞🏽


Pequenorojo

Chance of both of them making weight would be low I would imagine. Not to mention that even tho Figgy made weight last time, he clearly needs to move to Bantam


SluggBugg24

hasnt he only missed weight in the first joey fight?


STOPHIDING123

He'd be way too small at bantamweight.


johnnyboi5322

He the size of Petr Yan


zekebaby

Nah he wouldn’t need to cut as much. Imagine figgy +5-10ish actual pounds. He would be fine. Don’t see him winning a title there but he would still be fun to watch.


3rdDoon

Anyone else think Figgy started enjoying the spoils of being champ and that’s why he’s struggling to make weight? When he won the title his weight cuts got increasingly worse each fight (at least by appearance) Edit- Kind person reminded my dumbass he literally missed weight before his title run


SplitOpenAndMelmetal

He missed weight against Benavidez in February 2020. That was supposed to be for the vacated title but Fig won so the rematch was made (fig made weight the second time)


3rdDoon

Ahh fuck, forgot about that. Dude needs to move up regardless. Either that or go on that Aldo Diet.


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He's getting older


somewhatfamiliar2223

Askarov vs Pantoja for the title seems like his best path


ID0ntCare4G0b

I haven't heard anything about Askarov being ready to fight anytime soon. Whatever injury he sustained seems pretty severe.


foofighter1351

I wonder if this is gonna be another 3 title ppv card, I hope Oliveira vs Poirier is on this one as well.


TopperinoKekkerino

I hope so, good way to close off the year. Can open 2022 with Ngannou vs Gane too


kwilaon

I’d imagine both nunes and Moreno aren’t reliable draws and usually co-main events unless ufc has literally not other option


BiggerBlessedHollowa

Moreno is a lot bigger now so maybe they’ll want to test his buying power, but overall it’s still a pretty low profile fight so I doubt it


the-d23

Yeah pantoja is not a big name at all. If it was Moreno vs Askarov then we maybe would be talking about a big draw fight


mmareaper

Moreno blew up after capturing the belt. All Mexicans seemed to know who he is.


36_foxtrot

Yeah, but if boxing is anything to go buy there aren't a lot of PPV buys in Mexico


daffle7

Lol we live in USA too.


ASVPxMarcus

😂😂


Heavy_Strain

If Oliverira vs Poirier lands on that card it's going to be easily card of the year. Would be an absolute banger.


RomeluBukkake

267 for sure Islam, Chimaev, Yan, Blachovicz, Ankalaev


Heavy_Strain

Still in awe we're getting that card for free.


SnooBunnies3190

Every card is free homie


Heavy_Strain

We got one!


Anime_above_all

Nice catch. This fuckers going down.


daffle7

We got you, fucker!


heemhah

Beautiful champ.


Humble_Challenge_713

I agree. Also got volkov fighting tybura, tai tuivasa vs Harris and gamzatov on prelims


eLJak3o

3 title cards are brutal, I hate them


thebasterds

Said no one ever


eLJak3o

I know a lot of people who hate them, 3 5rds fights in Row is brutal if they are boring fights.


mrmguy25

Name the last time you saw 3 boring title fights in a row. I'll wait.


jj34589

Especially if you’re in the UK I always fall asleep.


Crumpf

Wallid Ismail in SHAMBLES


fuckinglogmein

where ish tri-oloj


Proper-Breadfruit450

I don't wanna make a party, I wanna make a trilogy. I wanna make a trilogy two times!


fresdres

Awesome


FearBlackBeard

Figgy in shambles?


Titterinmyshitter

*Askarov in shambles?


CremeCaramel_

He should not have been getting a title shot off missing weight whether he was injured or not. You're ineligible to win a belt when you miss weight, why would you be considered eligible to fight for a belt off a fight where you miss weight?


hellsbells1981

He'd problably would be if had to cut to 125 again. Seriously he needs to move up and since he's not getting a title shot, this is the right time.


Recent-Emergency9680

I think he could get a rematch if Moreno loses


Crumpf

Wallid Ismail in Shambles\*


seeet2

If I'm not mistaken, in a brazilian interview, Figueiredo said that Moreno is a bad person 'cause he didn't take the rematch straight away as he did.


Pactae_1129

Well that’s just dumb


adventuredream1

It’s trash type to generate buzz. The world we live in


2e7en_

> trash type wait is that the term for trash talking online?


adventuredream1

No must have typoed and autocorrected lol


iredditfordogpics

Fig can't make weight anymore, his last couple weigh ins are shady as fuck


Laiiam

This has got to be the first title fight where the champ is 0-2 against the challenger...


yerawizardIMAWOTT

Moreno should decline the fight and be like he's got my number no point in the trilogy


pacificunlimited

Win, lose, or draw. I can’t wait to see which legos Brandon picks up the week after.


yell-loud

War Pantoja


TheTraveler843

Same. love moreno as champ. But hopefully I'ma cash a + money ticket on alex


Scarsforstories

Pantoja looked great against Royval, but he did seem like he was slowing down a bit in the 2nd. Gotta wonder if Brandon’s team will try to drag this fight into the later rounds


middlefinger456789

They better make this the main event over Nunes


Skullic

Third time’s the charm?


AndiLivia

I dig it. Let's go Moreno!


ChPvrMMIII

Banger


Anime_above_all

I love the fight and definitely want to see it as soon as possible but that might not be the right play for the UFC. I doubt that they make 269 a three title fight card and if that is the case then the card will have either Nunes or a FLW main event. That's definitely not gonna draw a lot.


Berniethellama

Cuz fuck Askarov I guess lol


SDHJerusalem

He's injured I believe.


Neverslept2mins

And miss weight recently doesn’t help his cause.


ID0ntCare4G0b

It's next to impossible to make a bad FLW title fight right now, but honestly, it's stupid the UFC isn't just making Fig-Moreno III. There's no logical explanation other than trying to keep Fig cost effective/trying to teach him a lesson after he seemed to try to look for a money fight at 135. The promotion is so goddamn cheap right now it's ridiculous. Making title fights based on salary (*cough* Oliveira-Chandler *cough*) and cutting good fighters while keeping Sam fucking Alvey on the roster.


Anime_above_all

>It's next to impossible to make a bad FLW title fight right now, but honestly, it's stupid the UFC isn't just making Fig-Moreno III. There's no logical explanation other than trying to keep Fig cost effective/trying to teach him a lesson after he seemed to try to look for a money fight at 135. I'm a huge Figgy fan but I don't think that an immediate rematch makes the most sense or is the best play for Figgy. The second fight wasn't necessarily competitive and I sometimes dislike when divisions are held up with trilogy's. There are other fights for both guys that make sense like Pantoja and Askarov for Moreno Garbrandt or Kara France for Figgy. I feel that some time off for Figgy is best. Hopefully he can fix some issues and make his weight cut a little easier. Going into an immediate rematch with Moreno might mess with his head/confidence because he got decisively beaten and tapped last time they fought. Getting another win in the meantime will only do him good. >The promotion is so goddamn cheap right now it's ridiculous. Making title fights based on salary (cough Oliveira-Chandler cough) and cutting good fighters while keeping Sam fucking Alvey on the roster. Was that fight really made because of their salary though? It seemed like it was just right time right place type of fight. But yeah It's bullshit that good fighters are getting realised/not resigned.


da_hooooch

Agree. It might also help to develop the division, if the two most well known guys not only fight each other. Pantejo and the next opponent of Figgy have the chance now to become bigger names.


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Askharov robbed