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UFC Fight Night 129 Results: Alexandre Pantoja Dominates Brandon Moreno

Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Moreno first met during TUF 24, which neither guy ended up winning, although on the show Pantoja did beat Moreno by submission.

Now they’re meeting again, and since those days, Moreno has seen one heck of a push by the UFC that resulted in him headlining a UFC event in Mexico. Who takes it this time?

Usually, Moreno’s striking is colorful and dangerous. Pantoja is unimpressed though, and proceeds to beat the ever-lovin’ crap out of the Mexican fighter. Just about every time Moreno starts to move like he’s about to strike, Pantoja simply steps in and blasts him, and Moreno is a mess by the end of the surely 10-8 round.

There are grappling sequences, which, given Pantoja’s expertise on the ground, are totally about him putting Moreno is mucho danger. And in Rounds 2 and 3, Moreno does manage to score with a punch or kick here or there. But man, he takes a whoopin’. Pantoja simply has his number.

Results: Alexandre Pantoja def. Brandon Moreno via Unanimous Decision

 

 

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Alexandre Pantoja Replaces Ray Borg, Meets Brandon Moreno at UFC Fight Night Chile

Alexandre Pantoja will step in for Ray Borg and face Brandon Moreno at UFC Fight Night 129 in Santiago, Chile.
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Alexandre Pantoja Replaces Ray Borg, Meets Brandon Moreno at UFC Fight Night Chile

Alexandre Pantoja will step in for Ray Borg and face Brandon Moreno at UFC Fight Night 129 in Santiago, Chile.
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Alexandre Pantoja Replaces Ray Borg, Meets Brandon Moreno at UFC Fight Night Chile

Alexandre Pantoja will step in for Ray Borg and face Brandon Moreno at UFC Fight Night 129 in Santiago, Chile.
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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 results stream live: ‘Pettis vs Moreno’ play-by-play updates

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on television TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 5, 2017) with the UFC Fight Night 114 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which features a flyweight main event between Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno, who battle for a spot in the 125-pound title chase.

In the UFC Fight Night 114 co-main event, held inside Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 standout Randa Markos looks to cement her place among the 115-pound contenders by turning away the rough-and-tumble (and overweight) Alexa Grasso.

All that and so much more.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 114 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Pettis vs. Moreno.”

Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 114 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 114 QUICK RESULTS:

Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno
Randa Markos vs. Alexa Grasso
Alan Jouban vs. Niko Price
Humberto Bandenay vs. Martin Bravo
Sam Alvey vs. Rashad Evans
Alejandro Perez vs. Andre Soukhamthath — Perez def. Soukhamthath by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Jack Hermansson vs. Brad Scott — Hermansson def. Scott by TKO (punches) at 3:50 of Round One
Dustin Ortiz vs. Hector Sandoval — Ortiz def. Sandoval by KO (punches) at 0:15 of Round One
Henry Briones vs. Rani Yahya — Yahya def. Briones by submission (kimura) at 2:01 of Round One
Jose Quinonez vs. Diego Rivas — Quinonez def. Rivas by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Joseph Morales vs. Roberto Sanchez — Morales def. Sanchez by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:56 of Round One
Alvaro Herrera vs. Jordan Rinaldi — Rinaldi def. Herrera by submission (Von Flue choke) at 2:01 of Round One

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 114 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

125 lbs.: Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno

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115 lbs.: Randa Markos vs. Alexa Grasso

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170 lbs.: Alan Jouban vs. Niko Price

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145 lbs.: Humberto Bandenay vs. Martin Bravo

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185 lbs.: Sam Alvey vs. Rashad Evans

Round 1: Alvey flat-footed, Evans bouncing on the balls of his feet early on. Leg kick from Evans. Evans ducks a right hook and shoots a minute in. Alvey defending well, lands a hard knee to the body. Hard right hand has Evans ducking in for another takedown attempt. Two minutes in. Alvey using underhooks to good effect, lands an elbow. Right hand from Evans, then chipping body shots. Knee from Alvey. Evans finally gets him to his rear. Two minutes to go.

Alvey gets to a knee, Evans still attached. Back to his feet. He lands another knee and reverses position before separating. One minute to go. Glancing lead uppercut from Alvey. Hard overhand right by Evans. Evans shoots again before the bell and lands a right hand. 10-9 Evans.

Round 2: Alvey plodding forward. Leg kick from Evans. Alvey right hook as Evans circles away. Body kick from Evans, one minute in. Lots of feints, not much action. Two minutes in. Straight left from Alvey, then another that seems to sting Evans. Evans tries to change levels, denied. Evans shoots in for a single-leg, completes it with two minutes to go.

Alvey scrambles to his feet. Good knee from Alvey, Evans changes levels again. He’s still going for it with a minute to go. Knees from Alvey and they separate. Ref tells them to engage. Alvey chasting, stuffs another takedown and lands a knee. 10-9 Alvey.

Round 3:

Final result:


135 lbs.: Alejandro Perez vs. Andre Soukhamthath

Round 1: Perez opens with a 1-2, lighter on his feet than his foe. Leg kick from Soukhamthath. Perez goes for a head kick a minute in. Left hooks connect for Soukhamthath. Perez leg kick. Left hook. Both whiff. Perez presses the advantage and runs headlong into a jab that puts him on his butt. Soukhamthath lets him back up two minutes in. Perez lands three straight leg kicks. Soukhamthath limp-legs out of a single-leg with two minutes to go.

Overhand right lands clean for Perez and Soukhamthath shakes it off. Left hand. Soukhamthath bops him with a good left hook along the fence. Another jab drops Perez and Soukhamthath follows up with a leg kick. One minute to go. Perez ducks in for a takedown and grabs the rear wasistlock, Soukhamthath breaks his grip. 10-9 Soukhamthath on the strength of the knockdowns.

Round 2: Soukhamthath opens with a leg kick. Perez jabbing well. Heavy right hand and another on the counter. One minute in. Inside low kick. Soukhamthath marching after him, blocks a fake takedown. Again he drops Perez with a jab. They’re slugging. Jab and leg kick by Soukhamthath. Two minutes in. To the body now, then upstairs with the left hook. Two minutes to go.

Soukhamthath now checking the leg kicks. A pair of overhand rights drop Soukhamthath and Perez takes top guard. Soukhamthath just holding on, controlling his posture. One minute to go. Perez moves him to the fence and Soukhamthath stands, landing a left hook after eating spinning elbow. 10-9 Soukhamthath.

Round 3: Perez firing his jab, eats a left hook. He ducks in for a single-leg, can’t get it. Check hook from Perez. One minute in. Soukhamthath still on the advance, eats jabs and stuffs another single-leg. Soukhamthath waves him on. Hard combination upstairs. Perez just whiffs on an overhand. Two minutes in. Perez goes back to the legs. 1-2 lands for Soukhamthath, Perez replies wiht a jab. 1-2 and he hauls Soukhamthath to the fence. He completes the takedown with two minutes to go.

Soukhamthath on his rear against the cage. He pops up after forty seconds and Perez pops him with a 1-2 befor eretreating. One minute to go. 1-2-3 from Soukhamthath. Leg kick from Perez. Perez shoots, stuffed, eats punches. Soukhamthath throwing haymakers. They’re going at it on the fence. Soukhamthath tries to jump in with a kick and falls to his back before the bell. 10-9 Perez.

Final result: Perez def. Soukhamthath by split decision


185 lbs.: Jack Hermansson vs. Brad Scott

Round 1: Hermansson light on his feet as usual. Oblique kick. Head kick attempt blocks, low kick lands a minute in. Scott with a right downstairs. Hermansson with a well-timed shot that brings Scott down against the cage. Scott locks up guard and grabs an overhook on the right arm. He transitions to a triangle, but it allows Hermansson to pass to side control and then mount. Scott gives up the back and in go the hooks. Heavy punches from Hermansson with two minutes to go.

Back to mount and the strikes continue to pile up. Elbows, punches, more and more punishment by the Swede. Hermansson postures up and blasts away for another ground-and-pound finish.

Final result: Hermansson def. Scott by TKO (punches and elbows)


125 lbs.: Dustin Ortiz vs. Hector Sandoval

Round 1: Good combo from Sandoval, but a counter right takes his legs out. Ortiz plugs him with punches until the ref steps in.

Final result: Ortiz def. Sandoval by KO (punches)


135 lbs.: Henry Briones vs. Rani Yahya

Round 1: Yahya opens with leg kicks, takes his first shot twenty seconds in. He gets the rear waistlock and takes Briones down, immediately moving to side control. He quickly moves to a north-south choke a minute in. Briones survives and regains half guard. Yahya sets up a kimura, hops to side control, and cranks it for another submission win.

Final result: Yahya def. Briones by submission (kimura)


135 lbs.: Jose Quinonez vs. Diego Rivas

Round 1: Both men send out low kicks early. Oblique kick from Quinonez. Low kick by Rivas, blocks a body kick. He fires one in return. One minute in. Hard leg kick b Quinonez. Rivas right hand falls short. Straight left from Quinonez, followup flurry blocked. Two minutes in. They clinch up and Quinonez puts him on the fence. Knee to the body. They separate with two minutes to go.

Leg kick from Rivas. Lots of feints. Rivas blocks a head kick, fires one that’s blocked in turn. One minute to go. Rivas to the body and follows up with a low kick. Check hook by Quinonez. Rivas leg kick. Another check hook from Quinonez. 10-9 Quinonez.

Round 2: Rivas still struggling to close the distance. Solid leg kick. Body shot and leg kick. Quinonez with a right hook downstairs a minute in. Inside low kick. Short left hand. Quick right hook upstairs. Straight left by Quinonez, who runs into a Rivas right hand two minute sin. Right hand knocks Quinonez off-balance. Both landing solid leg kicks. Two minutes to go.

Check hook again from Quinonez, who catches a body kick for a takedown into guard. Rivas using wrist control, eats an elbow. Quinonez postures up and starts dropping heavy punches with a minute to go. Rivas armbar fails and Quinonez passes to side control. He keeps working until the bell. 10-9 Quinonez.

Round 3: Quinonez still light on his feet, working at range. He’s definitely the busier of the two, lands another sharp right hook. One minute in. Rivas throwing, having issues reaching his foe. Quinonez putting together combinations, not always landing clean but keeping Rivas occupied. Two minutes in. Counter hook by Rivas. Quinonez grabs a body lock, but Rivas hits a throw. Quinonez scrambles up, tries a takedown. Rivas attempts a granby roll but winds up on the bottom. Quinonez goes back to throwing from guard. Rivas goes to his knees with two minutes to go.

Rivas manages to scramble into top position and goes for an anaconda choke. It’s not deep enough and they stand. Whipping left hand from Quinonez. One minute to go. Both block body kicks. Stepping jab lands for Quinonez. Another check hook before the bell. 10-9 Quinonez.

Final result: Quinonez def. Rivas by unanimous decision


125 lbs.: Joseph Morales vs. Roberto Sanchez

Round 1: Sanchez shoots in after about thirty seconds and dumps Morales on his back against the fence. Morales threatens the guillotine to try to stand, Sanchez scrambles through it into guard. One minute in. Sanchez staying heavy as Morales looks for wrist control. Sanchez has Morales’ right arm pinned behind his back, not doing much with it as Morales threatens a high guard. Two minutes in. Morales transitions to a guillotine attempt, uses it to stand, and then flattens Sanchez with a huge 1-2. Morales in pursuit, looking to finish the job. Sanchez goes for a desperate leglock and Morales takes his back with less than two minutes to go.

Full body triangle. Sanchez gets to his knees and Morales cinches up the choke. Sanchez struggles for a bit, but Morales gets the tap.

Final result: Morales def. Sanchez by submission (rear naked choke)


155 lbs.: Alvaro Herrera vs. Jordan Rinaldi

Round 1: Herrera looks a lot bigger than Rinaldi from this angle.

Tentative opening. Herrera checks a leg kick. Lead right by Rinaldi, check hook from Herrera a minute in. Good leg kick from Rinaldi. 3-2 from Herrera blocked. Rinaldi pressed forward and gets dropped by a forearm and headbutt, falling into an anaconda choke as he shoots. Herrera falls back for it, but Rinaldi slips out and takes side control. Rinaldi takes advantage of the headlock to clamp down on a Von Flue choke fro the finish.

Final result: Rinaldi def. Herrera by Von Flue choke


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UFC Fight Night 114 ‘Pettis vs. Moreno’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog.com’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 114 “Pettis vs. Moreno” kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET from the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City.
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