What is UFC champion Brandon Moreno's net worth? The rise of 'The Assassin Baby'
Brandon Moreno, the first Mexican-born champion in UFC history, is set to bring the UFC flyweight belt back to his homeland
At UFC 263 inside Gila River Arena, BrandonMoreno (19-5-2) dominated Deiveson Figueiredo (20-2-1), submitting him via rear-naked choke at 2:26 of the third round on Saturday, June 12. Figueiredo, who is known as one of the most dangerous finishers in MMA, appeared out of place against Moreno, who was cut from the UFC less than three years ago.
Earlier at UFC 256 in 2020, Figueiredo and Moreno put everything on the line in what has been termed one of the best flyweight title battles in UFC history- a fight that left the world of combat sports dumbfounded. In the co-main event of UFC 263 this year, Dana White wrapped the flyweight belt around them to make sure they were the ones.
Brandon Moreno, a tremendously confident competitor, came out on top in the end, and he is set to bring the UFC flyweight belt back to his homeland of Mexico. He is the first Mexican-born champion in UFC history. Here's all you need to know about the boxer's net worth.
What is Brandon Moreno's net worth?
Brandon Moreno has estimated career earnings of $256,000 according to Tapology. Other websites like Mediareferee pit him at $1- $5 million. He recently earned $180,000 from the UFC 256 fight against Deiveson Figueiredo. Moreno also won the previous two rounds on this fight. This was his biggest payout yet.
The No. 1 Current Best MMA Flyweight Fighter was born on December 7, 1993, and raised in Tijuana, Baja California in Mexico. He is a professional MMA fighter who competes as a Flyweight in the UFC and is best known for his submissions, his most-used one being the rear-naked choke. He has earned the moniker 'The Assassin Baby'.
Moreno's MMA fights win him his fortune. According to MMA Salaries, his recorded MMA fight earnings total $657,500. His earlier match, UFC 255, with Brandon Royval earned him $75,000. His UFC Fight Night: Lee vs Oliveira match against Jussier Formiga in March this year earned him $71,000.
Moreno made his professional MMA debut in April 2011 in his home country of Mexico. He went on to win six games and lose three over the next two years. He made his World Fighting Federation debut in 2014 and went undefeated in the organization, going 5–0, and eventually winning the Flyweight title. This led Moreno to be cast as a member of Team Benavidez in the 25th season of Fox Sports' The Ultimate Fighter'. He now joins the ranks of other UFC legends such as Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Jon Jones, and Randy Couture as a combatant for the organization.
Moreno is also a big fan of Funko Pop and is a dedicated Lego collector. He is married to Shirley Moreno. The couple is blessed with three daughters, Maddie and Megan.