In a thrilling revelation for MMA fans, the UFC has set the stage for an exhilarating showdown between former flyweight champion Brandon Moreno and rising star Amir Albazi. The highly anticipated bout is slated as the co-main event for UFC Fight Night on Feb. 24, promising an intense five-round battle that will undoubtedly keep fans on the edge of their seats.
Moreno, a seasoned fighter with an impressive record of 21-7-2, expressed his eagerness for a high-stakes encounter with Albazi (17-1), deeming it the "logical" next step in his illustrious career. Following his title loss to Alexandre Pantoja in a spectacular Fight of the Year contender at UFC 290, Moreno is back with a vengeance, fully recovered from a broken hand and ready to use Albazi as a stepping stone to reclaiming gold.
The upcoming event, expected to unfold in the vibrant atmosphere of Mexico City, adds another layer of excitement to the matchup. While the official announcement is pending, insiders with knowledge of the situation confirm that the contract for this compelling flyweight contest has been inked.
Amir Albazi, ranked third in the UFC flyweight standings, poses a formidable challenge for Moreno. Riding high on a wave of success since his octagon debut in July 2020, Albazi's most recent triumph over Kai Kara-France by a narrow split decision in June solidified his reputation as a rising force in the division.
As UFC Fight Night makes a triumphant return to Mexico City after a hiatus since September 2019, fight enthusiasts can anticipate witnessing the clash of titans at the Arena Ciudad de México. With broadcast plans still shrouded in mystery, one thing is certain – this event promises to be an unmissable spectacle, redefining the landscape of the flyweight division.