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Tonight the UFC heads back to the rarified air of Mexico City, which sits 7,200 feet above sea level. Perhaps as a nod to that high elevation, the promo has stacked the card with lighter-weight competitors, with most of the bouts happening at bantamweight or lighter.
Among those sub 135-pound battles gets prominence. Young increasing flyweight stars Brandon Moreno and Sergio Pettis headline this event. It’s a big fight for Moreno, who passes one of the more colorful nicknames in the UFC, “The Assassin Baby.” Simply three battles into his UFC career, the promo tasks the Mexican-born competitor with headlining an event in his house nation versus a challenger with much more UFC experience.
In the co-main event, another young Mexican-born fighter, Alexa Grasso, plannings to bounce back from her very first career defeat when she meets the more tenured Randa Markos.
UFC Fight Night 114 occurs at Mexico City Arena, and it airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
In a flyweight department in need of fresh challengers, the winner of the matchup in between Moreno (14-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC), currently No. 9 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, and No. 8 ranked Pettis (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) might find himself a couple of battles away from a title shot.
Moreno has come on like gangbusters because joining the UFC in October, going 3-0 while taking $100,000 with 2 fight-night bonus awards. The 23-year-old is amazing and charismatic, with an aggressive battling design that will surely make him the fan favorite in his native Mexico.
Pettis, also 23, has a lot more octagon experience. A UFC competitor because 2013, he’s won his past 3 fights, all by choice. Pettis is a far more regulated and patient fighter than Moreno, which could play a part in this contest. Neither of these 2 has actually gone 5 rounds, and doing so at altitude might show taxing.
UFC Fight Night 114 Full Fight Card
Main Event 10p.m. ET
Sergio Pettis vs.Brandon Moreno
Alexa Grasso vs. Randa Markos
Alan Jouban vs. Niko Price
Humberto Bandenay vs. Martin Bravo
Sam Alvey vs. Rashad Evans
Alejandro Perez vs. Andre Soukhamthath
Preliminary Card FS1, 8 p.m. ET
Jack Hermansson vs. Bradley Scott
Dustin Ortiz vs. Hector Sandoval
Henry Briones vs. Rani Yahya
Jose Quinonez vs. Diego Rivas
Preliminary Card UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET
Joseph Morales vs. Roberto Sanchez
Alvaro Herrera vs. Jordan Rinaldi