UFC Flyweight Rankings - UFC Fighter Rankings

Saba Sozashvili
06 Dec 2021
20:00

For this moment, the UFC flyweight division has the newly crowned king, Brandon Moreno. he has a motivational story. He signed in the UFC in 2016 and earned three victories in a row. However, after suffering two losses in a row against Sergio Pettis (current Bellator Champion) and Alexandro Pantoja, UFC decided to cut him a promotion. Moreno held only one fight in LFA, and UFC signed him again. However, since he signed in the UFC for the second time, he never suffered a loss. 

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Brendon Moreno
Brendon Moreno

His first-ever title fight against Figueiredo ended as a draw because the Brazilian lost the point for the illegal kick. However, Brendon left no question marks in their second battle and earned another great submission victory in the third round.

These two athletes will share the octagon for the third time, and both will do their best to leave the octagon with their belt around the wist, but it is going to be the last battle between them for sure because there are lots of guys waiting for their opportunities.

Askar Askarov
Askar Askarov vs Alexandre Pantoja

Askar Askarov is one of the most dangerous fighters of the division. Dagestanian fighter is undefeated with 14 victories and one draw. He is the one who welcomed Brendon Moreno for the second debut in the UFC, and this war ended up as the draw-by split decision. Since that fight, Askarov fought three times and earned victories in all of them.

He defeated Alexandre Pantoja, and in his last appearance, he defeated former champion, Joseph Benavidez. If Brendon wins this fight, the rematch between Dagestanian and Moreno will make much sense since he is after Figueiredo in the UFC rankings.

Another great prospect of the division is Alexandre Pantoja, who served as current champion one of his losses but suffered a loss against Askar Askarov, so he has to wait until Askarov tastes his powers in the title fight. Pantoja earned two victories in a row in the following year, but still suffering a loss against Askarov means a lot, so he might hold another fight or wait for the title shot.

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My favorite fighter in this weight category, except the champion, is Brandon Royal. Royal is never afraid to exchange bombs with anyone. Also, he uses lots of kicks because he is not afraid of takedowns. On the ground, he is phenomenal, and his long limbs help him even more, to reveal his skills at BJJ. Unfortunately for him, after earning two victories in a row in the UFC against very dangerous fighters, he suffered losses against Brendon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja in a row. Now he will be fighting against the #7 ranked contender, and if he loses the fight, he will be very close to being cut from the promotion.

Rogerio Bontorin
Rogerio Bontorin

Rogerio Bontorin is a good BJJ fighter, but he already suffered two losses in the UFC against some serious division fighters. I think that he will suffer another loss against Royal because their skills are equal on the ground, but Brendon is way better on the striking.

Kai Kara-France
Kai Kara-France

Kai Kara-France is one of the best strikers of the division, and it might be the main reason he welcomes former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt in the flyweight division. Their battle will be held in December of 2021, and it is hard to predict anything since it will be Cody's debut in the division. I believe that Cody is a better fighter, but how the weight cut affects him is a matter of subject.

The rest of the division is very variable. These fighters are losing and winning between each other, but because of lack of competition in the weight category, new fighters need 3-4 victories to earn the title shot. So we might witness good prospects in this weight category any time soon.

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