Moreno celebrates fight with Kara-France for UFC title: “It’s great to have a new face in entrance” | fight
Brando Moreno has already had a style of being the UFC flyweight champion (up to 56.7 kilos), and this Saturday he’ll have a barely completely different alternative. He will face New Zealand’s Kai Kara-France in the principle occasion of UFC 277 in Dallas, however for the interim title, with Deiveson Figueiredo holding the outright belt. The UFC was working in direction of an unprecedented tetralogy between the Mexican and the Brazilian, however Deiveson, with a hand harm, was unable to fight. Ultimate determined not to wait and married this weekend’s fight.
– It was unusual (not closing the fourth fight). The UFC provided Deiveson so many alternatives to fight me, however he turned them down for completely different causes. The final one was an harm, however he lied about me and my coaching associate. Then he wished more cash and the UFC mentioned he would not pay. Regarding the harm, we have talked about it earlier than, and I want him a speedy restoration. The UFC tried to make this fight occur, and it by no means occurred once more. Then got here the chance to fight for the belt. I used to be prepared, Kara France was prepared too and that was it – the fighter advised him the fight.
Brandon Moreno hopes to meet Deiveson Figueiredo once more for an unprecedented tetralogy in the UFC — Photo: Evelyn Rodrigues
In December 2020, Deiveson and Moreno tied and the Brazilian retained the title. The Mexican took the belt in June of the next yr. And Deiveson regained the trilogy title in January of that yr. Brandon Moreno hopes that the tetralogy will certainly occur.
– I hope the whole lot will enhance any more. I do not know a lot about his state of affairs with the director, however I hope he does a good job. I would like to fight once more, and I hope they handle to set up this fight later. Now I’m frightened about Kara France and I’m prepared to get the belt again.
UFC 277: Flyweight belt fight between New Zealander and Mexican
After greater than a yr of coaching with Deiveson solely for fights, Moreno admitted he was a bit relieved to have a new face in entrance of him. Although she and Kara-France confronted off in December 2019, when Moreno gained by unanimous choice.
– It’s a reduction, as a result of regardless of the rematch towards Kai-Kara France, after preventing the identical man thrice it is great to have a new face in entrance of you and a new fight plan – mentioned the 28-year-old fighter. native of the town, from Tijuana, Mexico. In pursuit of his interim title, he moved to Kansas City to practice with James Krause at Glory MMA. Regarding Saturday’s duel, Moreno recalled that at this time the 2 fighters are not the identical as they had been in the primary assembly.
– I knew that in the long run I’d face Kara-France. In 2019 we had been younger, beginning our careers, and in the final two years it has improved a lot. It can be an fascinating fight. I hope he comes with extra confidence and extra expertise as a result of his fashion matches effectively with mine. We each goal to end fights, we like to commerce punches on the ft and we’re chasing the knockout on a regular basis. We begin and finish the identical approach, so I have to be sensible however not sensible. The similar Brandon Moreno that everybody is aware of can be there.
Brandon Moreno defeated Kai Kara-France in 2019 by unanimous choice — Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
The fighter additionally assures that he doesn’t thoughts the criticism, particularly from Deiveson, that the momentary belt can be product of cardboard or plastic. The Mexican made a promise after the fight.
– The second Dana White places the belt round my waist, I’ll really feel like a actual world champion. I’m doing the whole lot proper, making the correct selections, making sacrifices, consuming proper, and that is why I’ll really feel like a world champion. I do not understand how I’ll win the fight, however I’ll present the world what I can do as a result of I can end the fight on the bottom or standing. The solely certainty is that I’ll eat pizza on my belt, as if my belt had been a plate.
This coming Saturday, the fight “UFC 277” airs reside and solely beginning at 7:00 p.m. (Brazil time). Oh fight.com transmits”Battle Warming Up” and the primary two fights from 18:30, as effectively SportTV 3 is Fight YouTube. The web site follows the occasion in actual time.
July 30, 2022 in Dallas, USA
MAIN CARD (23:00 GMT):
Bantamweight: Julianna Pena vs. Amanda Nunes
Flyweight: Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France
Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich
Flyweight: Alexandre Pantoja vs. Alex Perez
Lightweight: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Anthony Smith
ADVANCE TICKETS (7:00 p.m. Brasilia time):
Welterweight: Alex Morono vs. Matt Semelsberger
Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Rafael Alves
Heavyweight: Don’Tale Mayes vs. Hamdy Abdelwahab
Lightweight: Drakkar Klose vs Rafa Garcia
Welterweight: Michael Morales vs. Adam Fugitt
Bantamweight: Joselyne Edwards vs. Ji Yeon Kim
Lightweight: Nicolae Negumereanu vs Ihor Potieria
Welterweight: Orion Cosce vs. Mike Mathetha
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