The spotlight is on Brandon Moreno as he steps into the octagon as the betting favorite in the highly anticipated main event of UFC Mexico City, where he will face off against Brandon Royval. Moreno has steadily carved out a reputation as a standout in the world of mixed martial arts, especially in his native Mexico, adding an extra layer of significance to his upcoming bout.
The former UFC flyweight champion is poised to reclaim his position as a top contender in the division as he prepares to square off against Royval in the main event. This rematch comes on the heels of Amir Albazi's withdrawal, amplifying the stakes for both fighters as they gear up for their second encounter, which is scheduled just over three years after their initial clash.
DraftKings' odds currently favor Moreno to secure a victory and bounce back from his recent loss. In their previous meeting at UFC 255, Moreno emerged triumphant with a first-round finish over Royval, propelling him into a title fight against Deiveson Figueiredo.
The impending battle between the two Brandons is expected to be a thrilling spectacle, perfectly fitting for the UFC's return to Mexico. Moreno faces substantial pressure to reaffirm his status as a dominant force in the flyweight division.
Meanwhile, Royval is determined to showcase his prowess as a top contender following his unsuccessful bid to dethrone Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 296. The stage is set for an intense showdown between two skilled fighters, each with their own aspirations for victory and championship contention.