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Brandon Moreno signs with LFA, set to challenge for flyweight title in June

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MMA: UFC Fight Night-Smolka vs Moreno Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Moreno’s next fight is going to be for a world title.

The former UFC flyweight contender signed a multi-fight contract with LFA on Wednesday night. Now he’s set to make his promotional debut on June 7 at LFA 69, when he challenges champ Maikel Perez for the flyweight title.

Moreno recently spoke to MMA Fighting where he discussed his departure from the UFC and his plans to compete in bantamweight division. When asked why he instead decided to continue fighting at 125 pounds after signing with LFA, Moreno said he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to fight for a world title in a main event slot.

Moreno left the UFC ranked in the top 10 of the 125-pound division. The Mexican fighter went 3-2 inside the Octagon, picking up impressive wins over Louis Smolka and Dustin Ortiz. The 25-year-old Moreno last fought in May 2018, coming up short in a decision loss against Alexandre Pantoja.