After his most recent victory, the Bellator bantamweight is eager to face tougher opponents and reschedule an unsuccessful booking. Moore, who has a record of 15-9 in mixed martial arts and 6-5 in boxing and mixed martial arts, returned to action last Friday at Bellator 285 in Dublin, where he won by unanimous decision against Arivaldo Silva.
Moore’s momentum has returned, and he’s targeting a rematch with Leandro Higo, a former Bellator title challenger.
“Me and Leandro were meant to fight in Italy a while back,” Moore said.
“He had a visa issue, so it’s a fight that I really wanted. I really respect the ‘Pitbull’ brothers, not so much him. So I’ll take him.”
“It’s unfinished business. I was meant to fight him in Italy, he couldn’t get his visa, but I still want to knock him out.”
“It was a domination from start to finish,” Moore said regarding his win. “I was going for the finish, you know how I am, but he was very tough, and he had a chin on him. He was unpredictable and had a good guard and really good takedowns.
“So I had to pick my shots, but it was a domination from start to finish. I’m happy for that. Every time that I have fought in Ireland, I’ve been given top fives and top 10’s only. This is the first time I fought someone outside the rankings and look what happened. I’m ready for that step back up in competition next.”