Marlon Moraes

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Marlon Moraes
Born (1988-04-26) April 26, 1988 (age 29)
Nova Friburgo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Bantamweight
Reach 66.5 in (169 cm)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
Team Ricardo Almeida BJJ
Rank Black belt in Muay Thai[1]
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Mixed martial arts record
Total 24
Wins 18
By knockout 8
By submission 5
By decision 5
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Marlon Luiz Moraes[2] (born March 18, 1988) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He most recently competed for the World Series of Fighting, where he was formerly WSOF Bantamweight Champion. As of February 2017, Moraes is ranked as the #5 bantamweight fighter in the world by Sherdog.[3]

Early career[edit]

Moraes got his start in martial arts with Thai boxing at age seven and began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at age 15.[4] He saw national success in Thai boxing in his native Brazil, earning a pair of Muay Thai National Championships before switching full-time to MMA.[5]

Mixed Martial Arts Career[edit]

Xtreme Fighting Championships[edit]

On December 2, 2011, Moraes fought Chris Manuel at XFC 15, winning via unanimous decision.[6]

On April 13, 2012, Moraes fought Jarrod Card at XFC 17, He won via knock out in 47 seconds of round one.[7]

World Series of Fighting[edit]

In September 2012, Moraes signed with the World Series of Fighting.[8]

On November 3, 2012, Moraes made his promotional debut against former WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres at WSOF 1.[9] Moraes defeated Torres via split decision.

Following Moraes's victory over Torres it was announced that at WSOF 2 Moraes would face Tyson Nam. On March 23, 2013, Moraes defeated Nam via knock out due to a head kick and punches in the first round.[10]

Moraes faced Brandon Hempleman at WSOF 4 on August 10, 2013.[11] Moraes won via unanimous decision.

Moraes fought Carson Beebe at WSOF 6 on October 26, 2013.[12] He won via knockout due to punches in just thirty two seconds of round one.[13]

Moraes fought for the inaugural WSOF Bantamweight Championship against Josh Rettinghouse at WSOF 9.[14] He won via unanimous decision to become the first ever WSOF Bantamweight Champion.[15]

Moraes was scheduled to defend his title against Josh Hill on September 13, 2014, at World Series of Fighting 13. However, Hill was injured and replaced by Cody Bollinger, with the bout being changed to a non-title, catchweight affair.[16] Moraes won the fight via rear naked choke submission in the second round. [17]

Moraes was once again scheduled to defend his WSOF Bantamweight Championship against Josh Hill. The rescheduled fight took place on February 12, 2015, at WSOF 18 in Edmonton, Alberta. Moraes won via unanimous decision to retain his WSOF Bantamweight Championship.[18]

Moraes faced Sheymon Moraes on August 1, 2015, at WSOF 22. Moraes won via rear naked choke submission in the third round to retain his WSOF Bantamweight Championship.[19]

On February 20, 2016, Moraes faced Joseph Barajas at WSOF 28. Moraes won via technical knockout due to leg kicks in the first round to retain his WSOF Bantamweight Championship.[20]

On May 10, 2016, it was announced that Moraes will rematch against Josh Hill for the WSOF Bantamweight Championship at WSOF 32 on July 30, 2016, in the main event. Moraes won the fight via knockout in the second round.[21]

Moraes defended his title against Josenaldo Silva at WSOF 34 on December 31, 2016. He won the fight via technical knockout due to Silva receiving a knee injury.[22]

On January 3, 2017, Moraes vacated the WSOF Bantamweight Championship after becoming an unrestricted free agent.[23]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In April 2017, it was announced that Moraes had signed with the UFC. He made his promotional debut against Raphael Assunção at UFC 212 on June 3, 2017.[24] He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision.[25] Sixteen of seventeen media outlets scored the fight for Moraes.[26]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–5–1 Raphael Assunção Decision (split) UFC 212 June 3, 2017 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 18–4–1 Josenaldo Silva TKO (knee injury) WSOF 34 December 31, 2016 1 2:30 New York City, New York, United States Defended the WSOF Bantamweight Championship.
Win 17–4–1 Josh Hill KO (head kick and punches) WSOF 32 July 30, 2016 2 0:38 Everett, Washington, United States Defended the WSOF Bantamweight Championship
Win 16–4–1 Joseph Barajas TKO (leg kicks) WSOF 28 February 20, 2016 1 1:13 Garden Grove, California, United States Defended the WSOF Bantamweight Championship.
Win 15–4–1 Sheymon Moraes Submission (rear-naked choke) WSOF 22 August 1, 2015 3 3:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Defended the WSOF Bantamweight Championship.
Win 14–4–1 Josh Hill Decision (unanimous) WSOF 18 February 12, 2015 5 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Defended the WSOF Bantamweight Championship.
Win 13–4–1 Cody Bollinger Submission (rear-naked choke) WSOF 13 September 13, 2014 2 1:35 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States Catchweight (140 lbs) bout; Bollinger missed weight (147 lbs).
Win 12–4–1 Josh Rettinghouse Decision (unanimous) WSOF 9 March 29, 2014 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won the inaugural WSOF Bantamweight Championship.
Win 11–4–1 Carson Beebe KO (punches) WSOF 6 October 26, 2013 1 0:32 Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Win 10–4–1 Brandon Hempleman Decision (unanimous) WSOF 4 August 10, 2013 3 5:00 Ontario, California, United States
Win 9–4–1 Tyson Nam KO (head kick and punches) WSOF 2 March 23, 2013 1 2:55 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 8–4–1 Miguel Torres Decision (split) WSOF 1 November 12, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–4–1 Jarrod Card KO (punch) XFC 17: Apocalypse April 13, 2012 1 0:47 Jackson, Tennessee, United States Bantamweight debut.
Win 6–4–1 Chris Manuel Decision (unanimous) XFC 15: Tribute December 2, 2011 3 5:00 Tampa, Florida, United States
Loss 5–4–1 Deividas Taurosevičius Submission (arm-triangle choke) Ring of Combat 38 November 18, 2011 1 2:34 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States For the ROC Featherweight Championship.
Loss 5–3–1 Ralph Acosta Submission (rear-naked choke) World Extreme Fighting 46 April 22, 2011 2 3:03 Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 5–2–1 Ryan Bixler Submission (americana) RMMA 20 - Clash at the Casino April 8, 2011 1 1:44 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 4–2–1 Nicolas Joannes Submission (rear-naked choke) Shoot & Sprawl 2 October 2, 2010 1 3:49 Northamptonshire, England
Draw 3–2–1 Sandro China Draw (unanimous) Dojo Combat 1 April 17, 2010 3 5:00 Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Win 3–2 Andre Rouberte TKO (punches) Shooto - Brazil 10 January 17, 2009 1 3:35 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 2–2 Zeilton Rodrigues TKO (punches) Shooto - Brazil 7 June 28, 2008 1 1:45 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 2–1 Alexandre Pinheiro TKO (punches) Shooto - Brazil 6 April 18, 2008 1 2:58 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 2–0 Jose Lucas de Melo TKO (punches) MMA Sports Combat 2 March 15, 2008 1 0:00 Rio das Ostras, Brazil
Win 1–0 Bruno Santana Submission (rear-naked choke) Desafio - Brazil Fight Center 2 April 14, 2007 1 0:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marlon Moraes - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/boxingnvgov/content/results/2014_Results/03-29-14MMAR.pdf
  3. ^ "Sherdog's Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". Sherdog.com. 2017-02-04. 
  4. ^ "Marlon Moraes uses Frankie Edgar as his World Series of Fighting inspiration". MMAFighting.com. 2013-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Fight Path: Marlon Moraes the next version of UFC's Edson Barboza?". mmajunkie.com. 2011-01-11. 
  6. ^ "XFC 15: Tribute Results". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  7. ^ "XFC 17: Apocalypse Results". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  8. ^ "Moraes signed to fight Torres WSOF 1". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  9. ^ "Moraes upsets Torres at WSOF 1". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  10. ^ "Moraes finishes Nam with head finish knock out". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  11. ^ "Six fights confirmed for WSOF 4, While Anthony Johnson and Mike Kyle are set for WSOF 5". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  12. ^ "New fights set for WSOF 6". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  13. ^ "WSOF 6 results: Steve Carl downs Josh Burkman in fourth to claim belt". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  14. ^ "Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Rettinghouse title fight co-headlines WSOF 9 in Las Vegas". Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  15. ^ "WSOF 9 results: Marlon Moraes becomes first ever WSOF Bantamweight champion". fansided.com. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  16. ^ "Cody Bollinger in for Josh Hill vs. Marlon Moraes in non-title WSOF 13 headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-14. 
  17. ^ Martin, David St (2014-09-13). "WSOF 13 Results: Moraes vs. Bollinger". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  18. ^ Elbow, Bloody (2015-02-13). "Controversy! WSOF 18 highlights and results". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  19. ^ "WSOF 22: Marlon Moraes vs. Sheymon Moraes video highlights, post-fight interview". MMAjunkie. 2015-08-02. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  20. ^ Marlon Moraes defeats Joseph Barajas in first-round TKO, retrieved 2017-02-04 
  21. ^ Sherdog.com. "Marlon Moraes Flattens Josh Hill to Retain WSOF Bantamweight Title". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  22. ^ "Fight photos: Marlon Moraes vs. Josenaldo Silva". Newsday. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  23. ^ Al-Shatti, Shaun (2017-02-03). "WSOF vacates Marlon Moraes’ title, books championship triple-header". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  24. ^ Ariel Helwani (2017-04-15). "Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao slated for UFC 212". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  25. ^ Dave Doyle (2017-06-03). "UFC 212 results: Raphael Assuncao spoils Marlon Moraes’ UFC debut". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  26. ^ http://mmadecisions.com/decision/8130/Raphael-Assun%C3%A7%C3%A3o-vs-Marlon-Moraes.  Missing or empty |title= (help)