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Mexico’s Brandon Moreno earns 4th UFC win, decisions Brazil’s Jussier Formiga at ‘UFC Fight Night 170’ in Brasilia

Brandon Moreno, Jussier Formiga (©UFC)

Brandon Moreno, Jussier Formiga (©UFC)

Brandon “The Assassin Baby” Moreno, 26, of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 170,” which was also called “UFC on ESPN+ 28.” It was the Mexican mixed martial artist’s fourth victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 12 MMA bouts, the UFC held “UFC Fight Night 170” at the Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasília, Brazil on March 14, 2020. In the seventh bout of the evening, Ribas competed in the flyweight division against Jussier Formiga, 34, of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Eduardo Herdy served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the welterweight contest was left in the hands of the three judges.

One of the judges saw it 30-27. The other two both scored it 29-28.

In the end, Herdy raised the hand of Moreno. The Mexican MMA fighter was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Losing to Moreno downgraded the professional MMA record of Formiga to 23 wins and 7 losses. It was the Brazilian MMA fighter’s sixth loss in the UFC.

On the other hand, Moreno now has 17 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw. It was his seventh UFC fight.

Including Brazil and Mexico, 12 countries were represented at “UFC Fight Night 170.” The others were Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Peru, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, the United States and Venezuela.

Moreno solely represented Mexico. Formiga was one of the 12 hometown fighters.

In the main event of the evening, Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira, 30, of Guarua, Sao Paulo, Brazil submitted Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee, 27, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA via guillotine choke. They battled it out at a catch weight of 158.5 lbs with Mike Beltran as the referee.

Gilbert “Durinho” Burns, 33, of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil knocked out Demian Maia, 42, of Santana de Parnaiba, Sao Paulo via punches in a welterweight contest, which was the co-main event. Osiris Maia was the third man in the octagon.

Before “UFC Fight Night 170,” Moreno defeated three UFC opponents. They were Louis Smolka, Dustin Ortiz and Kai Kara-France.

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