After dominating Deiveson Figueiredo, Brandon Moreno was named the undisputed UFC flyweight champion at UFC 283. In contrast to his previous battles with Figueiredo, “The Assassin Baby” showed an improved takedown strategy throughout the contest.
Ramiz Brahimaj, a welterweight in the UFC, commented on Moreno’s victory on Twitter. He claimed that Moreno’s coach did not get enough credit for the skillfully crafted game plan. The “Assassin Baby” was able to outwit Figueiredo during all three rounds by staying one step ahead of him.
Sayif Saud, the head coach of Moreno, was hailed by Brahimaj as one of the sport’s most brilliant minds:
“Huge congrats to coach @sayif saud and Brandon Moreno. Coach is underappreciated for creating game plans and genuinely bringing out the best in every fighter he works with. one of the real MMA masterminds.”
Prior to UFC 283, Brandon Moreno was forced to switch coaches because James Krause, who was the coach at the time, was embroiled in one of the largest betting scandals in UFC history.
The decision of “The Assassin Baby” to go to Fortis MMA, Sayif Saud’s gym, has turned out to be a wise one.
It turns out that Ramiz Brahimaj works out at the same gym as Fortis MMA.
Brandon Moreno reflects on changes he made ahead of UFC 283
This past weekend, Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno participated in the UFC’s first-ever quadrilogy match, making history in the process. Each player won his previous three matches, and their first match ended in a draw. At UFC 283, the victor would earn the chance to defend their title.
After Figueiredo declared his intention to switch to bantamweight, Moreno won the bout via medical stoppage at the conclusion of Round 3.
In an interview with Megan Olivi after his victory, “The Assassin Baby” discussed how the third and fourth fights were approached differently:
“Controlling my emotions was crucial for this battle because during my previous encounter with [Figueiredo], I lost control of my emotions. I believe that is a less wise strategy for winning the battle. I was much more in control this time, and because I’m a more capable fighter, I only needed to demonstrate it.”