On March 14, the UFC Fight Night 170 tournament will be held in the capital of Brazil, as part of which there will be a three-round fight in the flyweight category (up to 57 kg) between Brazilian Jussier Formiga and Mexican Brandon Moreno.
At what time Jussier Formiga vs Brandon Moreno fight?
The fight time is March 14, 2020, at 05:00 PM ET.
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+
How many wins and losses Jussier Formiga have?
Jussier Formiga has 23 wins and 6 losses.
How many wins and losses Brandon Moreno have?
Brandon Moreno has 16 wins and 7 loss.
For the Brazilian, the flyweight situation is a stalemate – he passes all the applicants except Joseph Benavidez. Formiga twice lost ahead of schedule to the American, and not a single fan would want to see their third match. For this reason, Moreno’s win is more profitable for management.
Jussier made his debut in mixed martial arts in 2005 and held 29 fights. Brazilian professional record: 23 wins and 6 losses. Formiga won against Davison Figueredo, Sergio Pettis, Ben Nguyen, Dustin Ortiz, Zach Makovsky. At the same time, Jussier was inferior not only to Benavides but also to John Dodson, Ray Borg, Henry Cejudo.
The height of the fighter is 165 cm with an arm span of 170 cm. Formiga is a black belt according to the BZH, and also uses elements of judo in his style. The Brazilian has 10 submissions. Jussier’s striking power is frankly weak – not a single knockout in 15 years of his career.
A young Mexican can get a title fight if he defeats Formiga. The competition in the division is not so tough, so two convincing victories in a row are enough. Moreno spent 22 matches, and Brandon’s track record looks like this: 16-5-1.
The Mexican beat Dustin Ortiz, Louis Smolka, Kai Kara-France, Ryan Benoit. Moreno lost to Alexandre Pantoja and Sergio Pettis. He is known to Russian MMA fans, first of all, because of the fight against Askar Askarov, which ended in a draw.
Moreno has an advantage in height and reaches (170 cm and 178 cm, respectively). Brandon has a brown belt according to the BJ and looks good in shock technique, especially at a long distance. The Mexican won most of the wins with submissions but also scored twice by knockouts.
Jussier Formiga vs Brandon Moreno Prediction
A confident favorite in the bookmakers opened Formiga. The 34-year-old Brazilian is approaching the upcoming battle after an early defeat. However, a bright win at the UFC Fight Night 170 tournament can guarantee Jussier a title fight.
The 26-year-old Mexican will enter the octagon in the status of an underdog. Behind Moreno just seven fights under the auspices of the UFC. Brandon previously became the LFA flyweight champion. Now the fighter is on the fifth line in the ranking of his division.
- Our prediction: Jussier Formiga Will Win.