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Visa Issues KO Humberto Bandenay; Brandon Davis Now Faces Steven Peterson at UFC Austin

Brandon Davis certainly seems eager to put his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut behind him.
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Tainted meat exonerates Brandon Moreno in wake of USADA drug test

Not everyone who fails a drug test is guilty.

While we should still pass judgment and crucify them before we get all the facts (this is the Internet, after all), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight contender Brandon Moreno will get his apologies after United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) found him innocent of gaming the system.

From the official statement:

“USADA concluded that the presence of clenbuterol in the athlete’s sample very likely resulted from clenbuterol-contaminated meat consumed in Mexico. USADA’s investigation also took into consideration the negative results for samples collected from Moreno both before and after his positive test. As a result, Moreno will not face a period of ineligibility for his positive test.”

Frank Mir tried that, but they don’t have Kangaroos in Mexico.

Moreno (14-4) was last seen on the losing end of a unanimous decision against Sergio Pettis in Mexico City, the same place that likely gave “The Assassin Baby” his clenbuterol-contaminated meat.

A return date has not been established, but Moreno is likely to compete sooner, rather than later.

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Brandon Moreno Not Punished for Failed Drug Test After Ingesting Contaminated Meat

Brandon Moreno will not be punished for a failed drug test from an in-competition urine sample collected on Aug. 6 after it was determined the UFC flyweight ingested contaminated meat.
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Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno full fight video highlights – UFC Fight Night 114

It was quite the performance for Sergio Pettis last night (Sat., Aug. 5, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 114 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico, when he tactically took out rising contender Brandon Moreno to the tune of a five-round unanimous decision.

It was all Moreno in the early going. After coming out in what can only be called a drunken monkey stance, the 23-year-old Mexican took Pettis down, locked in a nasty body triangle and scored ground-and-pound in bunches. Pettis started to open up a little more in Round 2, landing a few hard head kicks and nearly locking in a triangle choke.

Moreno kept abandoning his ground game in favor of striking with Pettis, who utilized his technicality to outpoint “Baby Assassin.” Pettis whipped Moreno with more head kicks, hard right hands, lead jabs, and counter kicks. The damage took a toll as a cut opened up above Moreno’s right eye. The action temporarily stopped when Pettis inadvertently poked Moreno in the eye early into the fourth. When the fight resumed Moreno became on a little more aggressively by moving inside of the pocket and slinging swooping leather. Moreno was able to land one of his best punches of the fight, but Pettis ate it and remained patient.

Moreno opened up the fifth and final frame with a clean takedown. He didn’t do much damage as Pettis defended nicely, but did earn some much needed top time. That was until Pettis flung him off to bring the action back to the feet. Moreno tried to pour it on late, but it was simply too late. Pettis had done enough already to earn the unanimous decision victory.

Check out the full fight video highlights above courtesy of UFC.

With this win, Pettis has done enough to lock down a UFC flyweight title shot his next time out. He has won four-straight fights and is on the short list of available title contenders who have never faced current champion Demetrious Johnson. At 23 years of age, Pettis is far from a complete fighter, but has shown a higher level of maturity inside of the cage over his past few fights.

For complete UFC Fight Night 114 results and coverage click here.

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UFC Fight Night 114 Primer: Brandon Moreno, Mexico’s Next Big Star?

The next UFC event on tap is UFC Fight Night 114, which comes to us this weekend from Mexico City, Mexico, and features that countries probable next big star. I say “probable” because Brandon Moreno has only had three fights in the Octagon, and though he won all three, on Saturday he’ll face Sergio Pettis, […]

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UFC Fight Night 114 Primer: Brandon Moreno, Mexico’s Next Big Star?

The next UFC event on tap is UFC Fight Night 114, which comes to us this weekend from Mexico City, Mexico, and features that countries probable next big star. I say “probable” because Brandon Moreno has only had three fights in the Octagon, and though he won all three, on Saturday he’ll face Sergio Pettis, […]

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Julian Marquez, Brandon Davis Earn UFC Contracts on Dana White’s Contender Series

Julian Marquez put foot to face for one of the year’s most brutal knockouts.
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Julian Marquez, Brandon Davis Earn UFC Contracts on Dana White’s Contender Series

Julian Marquez put foot to face for one of the year’s most brutal knockouts.
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Julian Marquez, Brandon Davis Earn UFC Contracts on Dana White’s Contender Series

Julian Marquez put foot to face for one of the year’s most brutal knockouts.
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Julian Marquez, Brandon Davis Earn UFC Contracts on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series

Julian Marquez put foot to face for one of the year’s most brutal knockouts.
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