Perhaps the battle with probably the most title implications at UFC on ESPN 29 was the primary bout on the principle card this previous Saturday.
In a key flyweight matchup, Alexandre Pantoja scored a submission win over Brandon Royval in a scramble-filled, back-and-forth battle.
Days previous to the battle, UFC president Dana White indicated the winner would seemingly be subsequent in line for the belt. Immediately after the battle, Pantoja (24-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) politely made his case for a flyweight title shot with Brandon Moreno (19-5-2 MMA, 8-2-2), who was within the constructing on the UFC Apex.
Pantoja, 31, has a few wins over Moreno, however there are some circumstances to be made in opposition to him. Deiveson Figueiredo and Askar Askarov each imagine they need to be forward within the pecking order, and Cody Garbrandt is on the market as a possible scores draw.
So what is smart for “The Assassin Baby”? Is Moreno due? Our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of Matthew Wells, Nolan King, and George Garcia weighed in with host John Morgan.
You can watch their dialogue within the video above or take a look at the total episode beneath.