Brandon Carrillo Moreno is a Mexican professional mixed martial artist nicknamed The Assassin Baby. He is 5’7″ tall and is the reigning flyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
In 2011, Moreno started competing in the bantamweight division. In 2014, he went down to flyweight.
Moreno is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He was born and raised in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico in a family with a piñata business.
While fighting out of Tijuana, Moreno is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:
- In 2005, he wanted to lose weight so his mother enrolled him in the Entram Gym in Tijuana where he started his MMA training.
- He and his wife Shirley Moreno have three children together. He first met her in 2011, the same year he made his professional MMA debut.
- In 2012, he defeated Luis Garcia, Jonathan Carter and Jesse Cruz but lost to Ron Scolesdang and Brenson Hansen.
- In 2013, he defeated two MEZ Sports opponents namely Jason Carbajal and Paul Amaro.
- From June 2014 to April 2016, he defeated five World Fighting Federation opponents namely Alex Contreras, C.J. Soliven, Matt Betzold, Tyler Bialecki and Isaac Camarillo.
- On October 1, 2016, he made his UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 86” in Portland, Oregon, United States where he submitted Louis Smolka via submission via guillotine choke. On December 3, 2016, he defeated Ryan Benoit via split decision at “The Ultimate Fighter 24” in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- On April 22, 2017, he defeated Dustin Ortiz via technical submission via rear-naked choke at “UFC Fight Night 108” in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. On August 5, 2017, he lost to Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Night 114” in Mexico City, Mexico.
- On May 19, 2018, he lost to Alexandre Pantoja via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Night 129” in Santiago, Chile.
- On June 7, 2019, he defeated Maikel Perez via technical knockout via punches at “LFA 69” in Cabazon, California, USA. His fight against Askar Askarov on September 21, 2019 at “UFC Fight Night 159” in Mexico City ended in a split draw. On December 14, 2019, he defeated Kai Kara France via unanimous decision at “UFC 245” in Las Vegas.
- On March 14, 2020, he defeated Jussier Formiga via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Night 170” in Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil. On November 21, 2022, he defeated Brandon Royval via technical knockout via punches at “UFC 255” in Enterprise, Nevada. His fight against then reigning UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveson Figueiredo at “UFC 256” in Enterprise ended in a majority draw.
- On June 12, 2021, he became the new UFC Flyweight Champion by submitting Figueiredo via rear-naked choke in their rematch at “UFC 263” in Glendale, Arizona, USA.
- On January 22, 2022, he lost the UFC Flyweight Championship after losing via unanimous decision to Figueiredo in their trilogy bout at “UFC 270” in Anaheim, California. On July 30, 2022, he became the interim UFC Flyweight Champion by defeating Kara-France via body kick and punches in their rematch at “UFC 277” in Dallas, Texas, USA.
- He was 29 years old when he reclaimed the UFC Flyweight Championship belt on January 21, 2023 by defeating Figueiredo via technical knockout via doctor stoppage at “UFC 283” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.