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What is Brandon Moreno’s net worth?

Brandon Moreno is a Mexican professional mixed martial artist who has a net worth of $1 million. Brandon Moreno competes in the flyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Youth

Moreno was born on December 7, 1993 in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. He was raised in a lower-middle-class family that owned a pinata business. At the age of 12, Moreno decided he would like to lose weight, so his mother signed him up at the local Entram gym and he started training in mixed martial arts. While he originally planned to go to college and then law school to become a lawyer, he realized soon after beginning his training that he wanted to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. Throughout his teenage years he trained extensively and began to compete at the amateur level.

Career

In April 2011, Moreno made his professional MMA debut in Mexico. In the first two years of his career, he amassed a record of 6 wins and 3 losses. In 2014, he made his World Fighting Federation debut and went on to hold an unbeaten 5-0 record. He eventually won the championship in the flyweight division. Due to this success, he was chosen for the Flyweight tournament on the 25thand season of “The Ultimate Fighter”.

His participation in “The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions” was revealed in July 2016. He was selected as a member of Team Benavidez and faced Alexandre Pantoja in the opening bout, which he lost by decision. While the show was still airing, Morena made his UFC debut, which is rare. His first fight was against Louis Smolka in October 2016. He won the fight via submission in the first round and also earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus award.

In his second fight, he faced Ryan Benoit in December in “The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale”. He won the fight via split decision. His next fight came in April 2017 when he faced Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 108. He won the fight via second-round submission and also received a Performance of the Night bonus award.

In August 2017, Moreno fought Sergio Pettis at UFC Fight Night 114. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. The following day, Moreno tested positive for clenbuterol in an in-competition drug test. However, USADA determined that the presence of the chemical in his system was likely the result of his consumption of clenbuterol-contaminated meat in Mexico and therefore he was not punished.

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In April 2018, Moreno was scheduled to face Ray Borg. However, the fight was called off after Borg was injured by glass from a bus window which was smashed by the SBG team. The fight was rescheduled for May, but Borg later pulled out of the fight due to a family emergency as his child had just undergone major surgery and needed treatment. He was then replaced by Alexandre Pantoja. Moreno lost the fight to Pantoja via unanimous decision. He was then kicked out of the UFC in late 2018, which Moreno revealed in a 2019 interview.

Moreno then signed a multi-fight contract with the Legacy Fighting Alliance and made his debut against then-flyweight champion Maikel Perez at LFA 69 in June 2019. Moreno won the fight by technical knockout in the fourth round.

Moreno then returned to the UFC in September 2019 at UFC Fight Night 159. The bout ended in a draw. He then won a fight against Kai Kara-France in December via unanimous decision, followed by another victory against Jussier Formiga in March 2020. He had a successful 2020 season which saw Moreno fight Deiveson Figueiredo for the UFC championship Flyweight in December 2020. The fight was declared a majority draw and the two faced off in July 2021. Moreno became the first Mexican-born UFC champion after winning the fight. He also won the Performance of the Night bonus award for dominating the striking and wrestling exchanges during the fight.

Private life

Moreno is married to his wife Shirley Moreno and the couple have been together for over ten years. His wife often appears alongside Moreno in his public appearances and fights in the UFC. The two have three children together, all girls. Their first daughter, Maddie, was born in 2014 and their second daughter, Megan, was born in 2019. In 2021, Moreno and his wife welcomed their third daughter, Morgan. The family can be seen in posts on Moreno and Shirley’s social media accounts.

Moreno actively contributes to the Spanish-speaking mixed martial arts community by hosting and participating in a number of podcasts on the subject in that native language, although he is also fluent in English. He enjoys collecting Legos and is also a fan of Funko Pop.

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