Marlon Moraes Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Marlon Moraes?
Marlon Moraes was born on April 26, 1988 in Brazil. He currently competes as a bantamweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has also fought in the World Series of Fighting and was a former bantamweight champion in that organization. He is currently ranked #6 as a UFC bantamweight.
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Marlon Moraes initially began his martial arts journey studying Muay Thai at age 7 and would begin training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of 15. He was a two time national champion in Muay Thai before making the switch to MMA full time.
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How Old is Marlon Moraes?
Marlon Moraes was born on April 26, 1988. He is currently 33 years old.
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Marlon Moraes' Family
There is not much disclosed about Marlon Moraes' family. His father is Terezinha Waldemira Luiz. His wife's name is Izabella.
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How Much is Marlon Moraes Worth?
Marlon Moraes' net worth is estimated to be approximately $1 million.
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How Tall is Marlon Moraes?
Marlon Moraes is 5 feet, 6 inches tall.
How Much Does Marlon Moraes Weigh?
Marlon Moraes weighs approximately 135 lbs.
Marlon Moraes Fight List
Marlon Moraes began his MMA career with the Xtreme Fighting Championships in December of 2011. He took out Chris Manuel at XFC 15 via unanimous decision.
In his next fight, he would knock out opponent Jarrod Card at XFC 17 in just 47 seconds.
In the Fall of 2012, Marlon Moraes would sign with the World Series of Fighting. His first fight in the promotion would come in November at WSOF 1 event against former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres. Moraes would go on to defeat Miguel Torres by split decision.
In the promotions next event, Moraes would meet Tyson Nam in March of 2013. At the WSOF 2 event, Moraes defeated Nam via knockout with a head kick and punches in round one.
Marlon Moraes would next fight at WSOF 4 against Brandon Hempleman in August of 2013. Moraes defeated Hempleman via unanimous decision.
Marlon Moraes next fight at WSOF 6 would last just over 30 seconds. He would knockout his opponent, Carson Beebe in the first round in 32 seconds.
In the first World Series of Fighting Bantamweight Championship at WSOF 9, Marlon Moraes would meet Josh Rettinghouse. Moraes would be crowned the first WSOF bantamweight champion after winning a unanimous decision.
Marlon Moraes was next scheduled to defend his title against Josh Hill in September of 2014. Due to injury, Hill had to be replaed by Cody Bollinger. Due to the last minute nature of the replacement, the bout was changed to a non-title, catchweight event that Moraes would go on to win via rear-naked choke submission in Round Two.
In his next fight, he would finally compete against Josh Hill for his first official title defense. At WSOF 18, Moraes retained his title and defeated Josh Hill via unanimous decision.
On August 1, 2015 at WSOF 22, Marlon Moraes would once again defend his championship belt. He would defeat Sheymon Moraes via rear naked choke in the third round.
In February of 2016 at WSOF 28, Moraes would again defend his title. This time against opponent Joseph Barajas, Moraes would secure victory via TKO due to leg kicks.
The next match would be with a familiar opponent for Moraes. He would rematch Josh Hill at WSOF 32 again for his title. Marlon Moraes would win the fight via knockout.
Moraes' next title defense would be at WSOF 34 against Josenaldo Silva on New Year's Eve 2016. Marlon Moraes would win the fight via TKO when Silva could not continue due to a knee injury. After this fight, Moraes would vacate his title and become a free agent to start 2017.
It would only take a few months until it was announced in April that Moraes had signed with the UFC. He would debut in June against Raphael Assuncao at UFC 212. Moraes would lose a split decision in that bout.
He would bounce back in November of 2017 at UFC Fight Night 120. He would defeat John Dodson by split decision.
Marlon would be back in action a month later, as a late replacement against Aljamain Sterling. Marlon Moraes would win by knockout in the first round. He would also win a Performance of the Night bonus for that knockout.
Marlon Moraes would meet Jimmie Rivera at UFC Fight Night 131 in June of 2018. Moraes would make short work of Rivera by knocking him out in the first round in 33 seconds. Rivera had never been finished in MMA and was on a 20 fight win streak up to that point. That performance and knockout earned Marlon Moraes a $50K Performance of the Night Bonus.
Marlon's next fight was a rematch with Raphael Assuncao who had welcomed Moraes to the UFC previously with a defeat. Marlon Moraes would redeem that loss by securing a guillotine choke on Assuncao after dropping him with punches. This victory would earn Marlon Moraes another Performance of the Night award.
This series of wins would earn him a shot against Henry Cejudo in June 2019 for the vacant Bantamweight Championship at UFC 238. Cejudo was able to defeat Moraes via technical knockout in round three.
Moraes would bounce back at UFC 245 by defeating former featherweight champ, Jose Aldo. He would defeat the former champion via split decision.
Marlon Moraes would next fight on the UFC Fight Night 179 card. He faced Cory Sandhagen who he would lose to via technical knockout in the second round.
Marlon Moraes would fight next in December of 2020 at UFC Fight Night 183. He was defeated by Rob Font by TKO in round one.
Marlon Moraes' Best Fight of All Time
It can be argued that Marlon Moraes' best fight was not one singular fight, but instead his time within the World Series of Fighting organization. He would go undefeated in the organization with 11 victories. Marlon Moraes would become the first bantamweight champion for the organization. He would defend his title 5 different occasions.
Who Did Marlon Moraes Lose to?
In the UFC, Marlon Moraes has been defeated by Rob Font, Cory Sandhagen, Henry Cejudo and Raphael Assuncao (a defeat that he would later avenge with a victory over Raphael).
Marlon Moraes' Record
Marlon Moraes currently has an MMA record of 23-8-1.
Marlon Moraes' Injuries
Thus far, Marlon Moraes has not experienced any injuries that have affected his fighting schedule.
Is Marlon Moraes Retired?
No, Marlon Moraes is still an active MMA fighter in the UFC organization.
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