Brandon Moreno ‘is aware of I’m significantly better’

LAS VEGAS – Alexandre Pantoja may not have the belt in hand, however he thinks he’s above the champion.

The UFC flyweight title contender desires to get a title shot towards newly topped champion Brandon Moreno, a person whom he’s overwhelmed twice, following his newest win within the octagon.

Pantoja (24-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) defeated Brandon Royval by second-round submission within the opening bout of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 29 predominant card.

The Brazilian is hoping to struggle Moreno later this yr and he’s assured he can get the job carried out a 3rd time towards the Mexican titleholder.

“I say December as a result of I believe Brandon will need that point,”
Pantoja mentioned. “I’m able to struggle. I don’t know if Moreno desires to struggle this yr or subsequent yr, however I do know he is aware of I’m coming for the title.

“He is aware of my sport. I beat him two instances. I believe he’s perhaps a bit scared as a result of he misplaced to me through submission, after which when he had the chance to get revenge towards me, I destroyed him. I made it 30-26. I proved I’m higher.

“When he got here to the UFC, you see he’s good – however I’m higher. He has the title, however he is aware of I’m significantly better after we fought three years in the past.”

Pantoja beat Moreno in 2018 at a UFC Struggle Night time occasion in Chile and in 2016 in an exhibition bout that was a part of “The Final Fighter 24” actuality sequence.

There are a number of names at 125 kilos angling to be Moreno’s first title protection. However regardless of the competitors, Pantoja is assured he’s subsequent in line.

“I’m the following for the title – he is aware of that,” Pantoja mentioned. “Perhaps he retires. I don’t know what’s in his thoughts. However he is aware of me and he is aware of my energy with my arms and my grappling. I believe I’m essentially the most harmful man in that division.”

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