5 fighters who could enter UFC, Bellator with wins in January


Registration: 9-1
Age: 27
Weight category: Lightweight
Height: 5’11 “
Place of birth:
Marshall, Texas
Next fight:
January 21 against Artur Estrazulas (12-5) at LFA 122 in St. Louis (UFC Fight Pass)

Fund: Since the age of 3, Brant Moore wanted to be a martial artist – like Chuck Norris, who his grandmother watched on television. Moore entered Bruce Lee and the anime followed. Everything revolved around the action for him. Not only was MMA the closest to making a fantastic, cinematic character for himself, it helped build his confidence after numerous incidents of bullying at school. Karate was first, then boxing. Although he was successful in boxing, Moore wanted to kickbox. With no kickboxing events in his area, Moore gave MMA a chance. After some struggles early in his amateur career, Moore found success and won nine of his first 10 professional fights.

The lean: Moore is great both in the cage and on the microphone. With a likeable personality, tie-dye shirts, and dominant skills, Moore is a well-rounded ensemble. These are all great attributes, but what perhaps stands out the most is her wit. He’s smart in and out of the cage. Always loyal to his training partner and mentor Derrick Krantz, Moore made the decision to broaden his horizons and train in Glory MMA & Fitness under the guidance of trainer James Krause. The gym is full of UFC and Bellator killers who have only upped Moore’s level of play. His opponent on Jan.21 will be tough, but if he wins it’s eight in a row – and that should be enough to get a big promotion knocking on his door.

In his own words: “I really know that if I win this fight, I’ll make sure I’m ready to do something after the fight. What is happening a lot now that I see is that people arrive on short notice and sometimes people need to go through (Dana White) Contender Series. There are a lot of different ways to enter. At this point where I am, with Glory, it’s not that I’m in no rush, it’s that I trust the process. I trust my skills. I trust my trainer. … I really think I can go to the UFC, be in the top 10 and maybe even be a champion in the next three to five years. I really don’t want it to be too fast or at the wrong time or anything of that sort of thing. I think less these days about what’s next, and more about what to expect, if that makes sense. “

“… (If I was at UFC tomorrow) I would smoke somebody’s shit. Under James and with all of my training partners, I can’t even tell you how good I am mentally. Just being at Glory, the vibes, the coaches, the workout, the workout partners, it’s one of the toughest gyms in the world. Whoever stood in front of me probably wasn’t battling Grant (Dawson) or punching James (Krause).

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