Marlon Moraes made his PFL debut this evening after reassessing his early retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts, but it was a night to forget for the Brazilian boxer as he suffered a knockout loss to his compatriot. , Sheymon Moraes.
‘Magic’ announced that he was retiring from MMA during a bad period in the UFC but was soon picked up by the Professional Fighters League. The South American player was originally scheduled to face the newly acquired Shane Burgos, but the boxer was forced to withdraw due to injury.
Despite putting on a great performance by expertly coordinating in high-level wrestling and his devastating strike, Marlon Moraes was caught with a forehand that was too big to knock him down. canvas, with immediate results.
Marlon Moraes tried to move up to featherweight and was hoping to get his career back on track after a tough time in the cage, but couldn’t get off to a winning start on his PFL debut.
While it is unclear what he will do next, the former UFC The title challenger did not announce his retirement from the ring after the match, so fans can assume he will at least compete again.
Sheymon Moraes spoiled the night for the 34-year-old boxer and a 10-year MMA veteran with some experience under the UFC banner. After suffering a knockout loss to Brendan Loughnane in his first PFL game, the Brazilian-born player got to work and has won four of the five since.
How good was Marlon Moraes in his prime?
While each boxer tends to enjoy their peak in the sport at different ages, it seems Marlon Moraes has endured his seven-year span, which began in 2012. -2019.
The two-fight winning streak in the XFC gave the 135er the chance to prove himself on the World Series of Fighting stage, an opportunity he would gladly welcome. After five straight wins, the all-rounder topped his first event for promotion and scored a big win in the second round.
Ending his career with WSOF in 2016 after four consecutive finishes — with a win over the aforementioned Sheymon Moraes — this exciting talent earned a spot in the UFC.
Marlon Moraes suffered a decisive defeat on his octagon debut, but he quickly overcame that with a back-to-back win over John Dodson, GBP, Jimmie Rivera and Raphael Assuncao, helping him win the bantamweight belt. Unfortunately, for the ATT member, that signaled the end of his best years.