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Bantamweight Division

Retired

"Magic"

Marlon Moraes

Bantamweight Division

23-10-1 (W-L-D)

10

Victorias por nocaut

6

Gana por Sumisión

13

Primeros acabados redondos

Marlon Moraes

Récord del Atleta

Info

Learn more about Marlon Moraes' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Retired
Ciudad natal
Nova Friburgo, Brazil
Trenes en
American Top Team
Estilo de lucha
MMA
Años
35
Alto
66.00
Peso
136.00
Debut del octágono
Jun. 3, 2017
Alcance
67.00
Alcance de la pierna
37.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2007

     
  • Ten wins by KO, six by submission (4 RNC, keylock, guillotine)

     
  • Thirteen first round finishes

     
  • Has won 18 of his last 23 and five of his last nine

     
  • Owns wins over Miguel Angel Torres, Cason Beebe, Cody Bollinger

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night
(3/12/22) Moraes was knocked out by Song Yadong at 2:06 of the first round 

UFC 266 (9/25/21) Moraes was stopped by Merab Dvalishvili via strikes at 4:25 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (12/19/20) Moraes was stopped by Rob Font via strikes at 3:47 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/10/20) Moraes was stopped by Cory Sandhagen via strikes at 1:03 of the second round

UFC 245 (12/14/19) Moraes won a three round split decision over Jose Aldo

UFC 238 (6/8/19) Moraes was stopped by Henry Cejudo via strikes at 4:51 of the third round in a fight for the vacant UFC bantamweight title

UFC Fight Night (2/2/19) Moraes submitted Raphael Assuncao via guillotine choke at 3:17 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (6/1/18) Moraes knocked out Jimmie Rivera at :33 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (12/9/17) Moraes knocked out Aljamain Sterling at 1:07 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/11/17) Moraes won a three round split decision over John Dodson

UFC 212 (6/3/17) Moraes lost a three round split decision to Raphael Assuncao

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? 1997. I had a friend that was doing kickboxing and she got me into it just for fun. Then it became serious. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt Muay Thai, black belt BJJ. I won a couple national Muay Thai tournaments and was also the former WSOF bantamweight champion

Do you have any heroes? My mother.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream became true. Now I get to go out there and show the world that I'm where I belong. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I did, for business. But I ended up becoming an MMA fighter and living my dream. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I delivered food for a little bit, then worked for a manufacturer of small pieces for electronic connection. I also taught martial arts.

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar

Favorite Striking technique: Jab