Sérgio Moraes

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Sérgio Moraes
Born Sérgio Ricardo de Moraes
(1982-07-23) July 23, 1982 (age 32)
São Paulo, Brazil
Other names Serginho, The Panther
Residence São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Fighting out of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Team Evolução Thai
Alliance Jiu Jitsu
Rank black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 10
Wins 8
By submission 7
By decision 1
Losses 2
By knockout 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Sérgio Moraes
Medal record
Competitor for  Brazil
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Championship
Gold 2008 California, USA -82kg
Silver 2009 California, USA -82kg
Bronze 2010 California, USA -82kg
Gold 2011 California, USA -88kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
European Championship
Silver 2011 Lisbon, Portugal -88kg
Gold 2011 Lisbon, Portugal Absolute
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Brazilian National Championship
Gold 2011 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -88kg
Silver 2011 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Absolute

Sérgio Ricardo de Moraes (born July 23, 1982) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.

Background[edit]

Moraes is often called “O Orgulho da Cohab” meaning literally “The Pride of Cohab;” Moraes was born in Cohab.[1]

Moraes is a 4-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion but his most famous fight was when he defeated Kron Gracie at the 2008 World Championship. Moraes's affiliation is the Alliance Jiu Jitsu Team.

Serginho currently is the head jiu jitsu instructor at Evolucao Thai in Curitiba, Brasil

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Moraes made his professional MMA debut in October 2006 in his native Brazil. Over the next five years, he amassed a record of 6 wins and 1 loss, with 5 of his 6 wins coming via submission.

Moraes made his United States debut in June 2009 for Bellator Fighting Championships. After being rocked early in the round, Moraes was able to get a takedown and quickly lash up a Triangle choke to defeat Josh Martin via submission in the first round at Bellator 12.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In March 2012, Moraes appeared as a fighter on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.[2] In the opening elimination fight, he defeated former Muay Thai World Champion Thiago Rela by submission due to a heel hook from the 50/50 guard, midway thru round 1 to get into the TUF house.

In the first round of the competition, Moraes fought Delson Heleno. Moraes defeated Heleno via submission (rear naked choke) early in the first round to move onto the semi-final round. There, Moraes fought Daniel Sarafian for a spot at the finals. Moraes was knocked out by Sarafian in the first round by a flying knee.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Moraes made his UFC debut on June 23, 2012 at UFC 147 against Cezar Ferreira to determine the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. He stepped in as a replacement for Sarafian, who was injured.[3] Moraes lost the fight by unanimous decision after being knocked down twice by Ferreira.

Moraes fought fellow TUF Brazil alumnus Renée Forte on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153.[4] After being outstruck for much of the bout, Moraes rallied back in the third round and defeated a visibly exhausted Forte by submission due to a rear naked choke.

Moraes faced Neil Magny on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163.[5] Moraes won the fight via triangle choke in the first round. The win also earned him his first Submission of the Night bonus award.[6]

Moraes was expected to face Zak Cummings on November 30, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. However, Cummings and Moraes had to pull out of the event due to injury and were replaced by Sean Spencer and Drew Dober respectively.[7][8]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 8–2 Neil Magny Submission (triangle choke) UFC 163 August 3, 2013 1 3:13 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Submission of the Night
Win 7–2 Renée Forte Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 153 October 13, 2012 3 3:10 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 6–2 Cezar Ferreira Decision (unanimous) UFC 147 June 23, 2012 3 5:00 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Middleweight bout
Win 6–1 Etoube Manuelo Submission (americana) Jungle Fight 18 March 20, 2010 1 1:43 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 5–1 Brett Cooper KO (punch) Jungle Fight 16 October 17, 2009 2 4:59 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 5–0 Tommy Depret Submission (rear-naked choke) Jungle Fight 15 September 19, 2009 1 3:55 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 4–0 Josh Martin Submission (triangle choke) Bellator 12 June 19, 2009 1 4:21 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 3–0 Gerson Silva Decision (unanimous) Mo Team League: Final November 10, 2007 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 2–0 Andre Santos Submission (triangle choke) Mo Team League 2 September 29, 2007 1 2:07 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 1–0 Anderson Carioca Submission (rear-naked choke) Real Fight 3 October 21, 2006 1 N/A São Paulo, Brazil

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–1 Daniel Sarafian KO (flying knee) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil N/A 1 4:07 São Paulo, Brazil Fought at 185
Win 2–0 Delson Heleno Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil N/A 1 4:27 São Paulo, Brazil Fought at 185
Win 1–0 Thiago Rela Submission (heel hook) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil N/A 1 2:15 São Paulo, Brazil Fought at 185

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sergio Moraes Facts and Bio" 2010-02-06 bjjheroes.com Retrieved 2010-05-05
  2. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil' cast unveiled with 32 featherweights and middleweights". MMAJunkie.com. March 12, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sergio Moraes replaces injured Daniel Sarafian in TUF: Brazil' middleweight final". mmajunkie. June 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.tatame.com.br/2012/07/19/UFC--Sergio-Moraes-x-Renee-Forte-no-UFC-Rio-3
  5. ^ David St. Martin (2013-05-20). "Sergio Moraes faces Neil Magny at UFC 163". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  6. ^ Staff (2013-08-04). "UFC 163 bonuses: Perosh, Moraes, McCall, Santos earn $50,000 awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  7. ^ Staff (October 30, 2013). "Sean Spencer replaces injured Zak Cummings, meets Sergio Moraes at TUF 18 Finale". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ Jason Floyd (November 19, 2013). "Sean Spencer receives a new opponent for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale". TheMMAreport.com. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 

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