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Merab Dvalishvili Eying Potential Showdown With Marlon Moraes

Following his stellar win against Cody Stamann, Merab Dvalishvili is ready for another fight but this time against a top contender. After scoring a fast-paced win at UFC Vegas 25 against top-rated Stamann, there was little doubt that Merab Dvalishvili is the future of the bantamweight division. While his...

Marlon Moraes Set For Surgery, Vows To “Start Over” After Losing Skid

Marlon Moraes will be going under the knife and vows to start over when he does. Moraes is coming off back-to-back knockout losses to Rob Font and Cory Sandhagen. Before the losses, the Brazilian was the number one contender at bantamweight and even fought Henry Cejudo for the vacant title,...

Marlon Moraes Gets Quick Return, Set To Take On Rob Font In December

Despite losing to Cory Sandhagen, Marlon Moraes wanted to get a quick turnaround and he got his wish. Moraes said he wanted to return in December and that will be the case as he is set to take on Rob Font on Dec. 19 at the UFC Apex in Las...

Fighters React To Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen At UFC on ESPN+ 37

Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen brought a high-paced style to their fight.  The showdown served as the main event of the UFC on ESPN+ 37 event on Saturday night (October 10, 2020) from Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi aka Fight Island. As seen in the fight, the first round...

UFC on ESPN+ 37 Highlights: Cory Sandhagen Stuns Marlon Moraes

Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen exceeded expectations in the headlining bout.  The two fighters met in a bantamweight bout on Saturday night (October 10, 2020) at the UFC on ESPN+ 37 event from the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi aka Fight Island. It was a very close first round,...

Cory Sandhagen: Marlon Moraes Fight “Very Unexpected”

Cory Sandhagen wasn't expecting Marlon Moraes as his next opponent after coming off his first loss in the Octagon earlier this year. "It seems like (the UFC) are doing me a favor," Sandhagen told MMANews. "I was really shocked by them putting this together, obviously being that number one (contenders...

Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen Reported For Oct. 10 Main Event

A pivotal bantamweight clash between Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen is expected to take place in the fall. Brazilian outlet Combate was first to report the news that the fight is targeted for Oct. 10. Contracts are not signed but it is expected to serve as the main event. Marlon Moraes...

Marlon Moraes Feels Deserving Of Another UFC Bantamweight Title Shot

Marlon Moraes believes he should be next in line for a shot at the UFC bantamweight title. Petr Yan is the newly minted UFC bantamweight champion. He captured the gold on July 11 with a fifth-round TKO victory over Jose Aldo. While many expected Aljamain Sterling to be a lock...

Marlon Moraes Tests Positive For COVID-19, Reveals He’s Accepted To Fight Cody Garbrandt In October

Marlon Moraes has revealed he has tested positive for COVID-19 but has also accepted a fight against Cody Garbrandt. The top-ranked bantamweight contender has not fought since he beat Jose Aldo by decision at UFC 245. He was expected to battle Petr Yan in the main event of UFC Kazakhstan...

Marlon Moraes Tired Of Waiting, Calls Out Cody Garbrandt & Dominick Cruz

Marlon Moraes has had enough of the wait game. Moraes hasn't been in action since Dec. 2019. Despite defeating Jose Aldo at UFC 245, Moraes is left to wonder who his next opponent will be while Aldo is getting a UFC bantamweight title shot on July 11. "Magic" Marlon is...

Marlon Moraes Believes Dominick Cruz ‘Deserves’ Title Fight At UFC 249

Dominick Cruz hasn't fought since he lost to Cody Garbrandt in 2016 but the former champion is getting a title shot at UFC 249. When the fight was announced that he'd be taking on Henry Cejudo, it had mixed reactions. Yet, for bantamweight contender, Marlon Moraes, he says Cruz deserves...

Marlon Moraes Understands Why Henry Cejudo Took UFC 250 Bout With Jose Aldo

Marlon Moraes thinks Henry Cejudo did the smart thing by taking a fight with Jose Aldo. Cejudo is scheduled to put his UFC bantamweight championship on the line against Aldo on May 9. The bout will headline UFC 250 inside the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Many have...

Marlon Moraes vs. Petr Yan Set For UFC Kazakhstan Main Event

A very intriguing bantamweight tilt between Marlon Moraes and Petr Yan will headline the UFC's upcoming trip to Kazakhstan. MMAJunkie was first to report the news that the two have verbally agreed to the scrap with contracts coming very soon. Marlon Moraes returned to the win column last time...

Marlon Moraes Slams Jose Aldo: ‘F*ck That Guy’

Marlon Moraes says he's lost all respect for Jose Aldo. Last month, Moraes and Aldo shared the Octagon. The two clashed in a bantamweight tilt on the main card of UFC 245. Moraes defeated Aldo via split decision. After the fight, the two embraced but Moraes hasn't appreciated Aldo's comments...

UFC 245 Winner Moraes Names Sterling & Cruz As Ideal Opponents

While Jose Aldo is off chasing a title shot after being lured in by UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo, the man who defeated him via split decision at UFC 245, Marlon Moraes, is eying other opponents. Marlon Moraes may have had his hand raised at UFC 245, but many people,...