Brandon Moreno parents, Cecilia and Alfredo Moreno, wanted their son to handle their business of pinatas. But upon learning Brandon’s passion for kickboxing, they became his biggest supporters.
Like every parent, his dad & mom wanted him to pursue his higher education- given that Brandon had early aspirations of becoming a lawyer.
However, Brandon Moreno became more inclined to MMA & would train martial arts while also aiding his family in the pinatas business.
And now, seeing him as a proficient MMA fighter & the first-ever Mexican-born UFC champ, his family is more than proud.
The 29-year-old Mexican professional mixed martial artist currently competes in the Flyweight division in the UFC.
He is a two-time & current UFC Flyweight Champion.
Moreno won the Flyweight title from Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 but lost in a rematch to Figueiredo at UFC 270. He regained the Flyweight Champion interim title with a victory over Kai Kara-France in UFC 277.
At UFC 283 (on January 22, 2023), he would defeat Deiveson Figueiredo to unify the UFC Flyweight Championship title.
Since his UFC debut in 2016, Brandon has had bouts with Alexandre Pantoja, Askar Askarov, Jussier Formiga, Sergio Pettis & Dustin Ortiz.
As of July 5, 2023, he ranks #9 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Brandon Moreno Parents: Alfredo Moreno & Cecilia Carrillo Run Family Business
Born on December 7, 1993, in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Brandon Carrillo Moreno is the son of Cecilia Carrillo and Alfredo Moreno.
His parents run a family business, Piñatas Moreno, which they operate in their hometown.
In an interview with ESPN in 2021, the UFC fighter said that his interest in MMA came as a hobby & his family business had some impact on him to pursue it.
According to Moreno, he ‘saw his parents were working hard to give the family the best opportunities.’ So, he wanted to help them but was lacking effort.
At the age of 12, Brandon decided to shed weight & aid in the family business, which introduced him to MMA.
Moreno’s mother enrolled him at the local Entram Gym, where he trained in mixed martial arts. He would work part-time at Piñatas Moreno & train MMA in his spare time.
Both his father & mother thought it was his hobby at first, but figured out that he was falling in love with it.
The balancing act between his MMA aspirations and family responsibilities defined his formative years.
Brandon’s parents were so supportive & kept faith in their son’s passion for MMA. They even allowed him to choose to pursue professional fighting rather than higher education.
Does He Have Any Siblings?
In his interviews, Moreno often mentions that he has brothers but has not talked much about them.
All his brothers were raised in Tijuana, Mexico, & helped their family in their piñatas business.
Brandon Moreno Family
Adding to his blessings, Brandon Moreno deeply appreciates the unwavering support of his long-term partner, Shirley J. Moreno.
Furthermore, the couple has been blessed with the joy of raising three beautiful daughters: Maddie, Megan, and Morgan. Maddie was born in 2014, followed by Megan in 2018 and Morgan in 2020.
As a father to his three girls, Moreno has always cherished the idea of being a family man.
During an interview, the 29-year-old fighter fondly spoke about his eldest daughter, Maddie, who has taken a keen interest in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kickboxing.
Presently, Brandon and Shirley are happily married, wholeheartedly devoting themselves to the upbringing of their daughters.