Former UFC flyweight Brandon Moreno will challenge for the flyweight belt when he faces reigning champion Maikel Perez in the Legacy Fighting Alliance 69 main event.
The promotion confirmed the matchup on Wednesday. The card’s original headliner pitting Jacob Rosales against Arthur Estrazulas was scrapped when Rosales was offered to spot on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.
LFA 69 takes place at the Morongo Outdoor Pavilion at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, Calif., on June 7. The main card airs on AXS-TV at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and will see former Bellator champ Brandon Halsey meet Blake Troop in the light heavyweight co-main event.
Moreno was released from the UFC following a loss to Alexandre Pantoja in May 2018, his second consecutive setback within the Las Vegas-based promotion. The 25-year-old Mexican kicked off his Octagon tenure with victories over Luis Smolka, Ryan Benoit and Dustin Ortiz. “The Assassin Baby” is 14-5 as a professional, with 10 triumphs coming via submission.
A representative for Cuba in the 2008 Olympic games, Perez captured the flyweight championship with a second-round stoppage of Sid Bice at LFA 37. The 35-year-old enters the bout on a four-fight winning streak and is 6-1 in his MMA career overall.