The UFC veteran knocked out – for the seventh time in a row!

The UFC veteran knocked out – for the seventh time in a row!

The former UFC title contender Marlon Moraes has retired after another knockout loss.

“Magic” Moraes competed in tonight’s PFL 4 where he faced the undefeated Gabriel Braga. The featherweight match took place on the undercard in Atlanta, USA and it didn’t take long before Braga found his way home with a solid right. Moraes staggered to the mat and after a few more punches the referee opted to stop, 3:02 into the first round.

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Marlon Moraes: “I’m a happy man”

Moraes and Braga are both part of the PFL’s million dollar tournament where fighters take home points depending on how the match plays out. Braga’s knockout win in the first round gave him six points as he advances to the PFL Playoffs. Braga currently has nine points after he defeated Jesus Pinedo via split verdict in April.

Moraes, in turn, chose to retire after his seventh straight TKO/KO loss, four of them in the UFC and three in the PFL.

– I wish I had better performances here, but guys, I gave this all my heart, Marlon Moraes said after the game. I have been training hard. I can look at myself in the mirror every day and be proud of myself. I’ve been doing kickboxing and MMA since I was nine, I’m thirty five now. I gave my whole life to this… I can’t be sad today. I am happy. I have a beautiful wife and two children. I am a happy man.

Moraes competed for many years in the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) which would later become the PFL. In the WSOF, Moraes was the bantamweight champion and was undefeated throughout his WSOF career with five title defenses.

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In June 2017, Moraes made his UFC debut with an 18-5-1 record but lost a split decision to Raphael Assuncao. He then went on to win four in a row when, among other things, he knocked out the current UFC champion Aljamain Sterling and avenged his Assuncao loss.

The streak gave Moraes a chance to fight for the vacant UFC bantamweight belt but he lost the title match to Henry Cejudo via TKO in the third round. Moraes then went on to win a split decision vs Jose Aldo before going on the first of his seven straight TKO/KO losses.



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