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Moreno vs. Royval 2: UFC Mexico City Shakeup as Albazi Withdraws Due to Injury

In the unpredictable world of MMA, the excitement never stops, and UFC Mexico City is no exception. Fans were eagerly anticipating a showdown between Brandon Moreno and Amir Albazi, but fate had other plans. In a surprising turn of events, Albazi has been forced to withdraw from the bout due to a neck injury, leaving a void that needed to be filled.

But fear not, fight enthusiasts, for the UFC has swiftly reorganized the event. Stepping up to the plate is none other than former UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno, who is set to rematch Brandon Royval in a highly anticipated showdown at UFC Mexico City.

This isn't the first time Moreno and Royval have crossed paths. Their initial encounter took place in November 2020 at UFC 255, where Moreno secured a dramatic victory over Royval via TKO with just one second left in the first round. This victory propelled Moreno into a title shot against Deiveson Figueiredo, resulting in a draw and setting off a series of intense title fights.

With Moreno winning the series against Figueiredo, he is hungry to regain his former glory after a recent setback against Alexandre Pantoja. On the other side, Royval is determined to bounce back after a decision loss to Pantoja at UFC 296, snapping his three-fight winning streak.

UFC Mexico City, scheduled for Feb. 24 at Arena CDMX in Mexico City, promises to deliver yet another night of thrilling and unpredictable action. 

As the fighters prepare to step into the octagon, fans can't help but wonder: will history repeat itself, or will a new chapter be written in the Moreno vs. Royval saga? One thing is for certain – the fight game never fails to keep us on the edge of our seats.


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