A key bantamweight fight between former featherweight champion Jose Aldo and top ranked contender Marlon Moraes took place at tonight’s UFC 245 event.
Aldo entered tonight’s fight looking to rebound, this after suffering a decision loss to Alex Volkanovski in his most recent effort at May’s UFC 237 event in Brazil.
Meanwhile, Marlon Moraes also entered UFC 245 looking to get back on track. ‘Magic’ was coming off a TKO loss to reigning UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo in his most recent Octagon appearance at UFC 238.
Tonight’s highly anticipated bantamweight fight proved to be a very competitive affair. Moraes was able to hurt Aldo early on with a head kick, but the Brazilian legend battled back to rock ‘Magic’ on multiple occasions in his own right. After three rounds of exciting action, Moares was awarded a split decision victory from the judges in attendance.
Official UFC 245 Result: Marlon Moraes def. Jose Aldo by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Check out how the pros reacted tonight’s Aldo vs. Moraes fight below:
Minnie me bout to do his thing @MMARLONMORAES Let’s gooo Magic
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) December 15, 2019
I honestly thought Aldo had that #UFC245
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) December 15, 2019
Man, don’t boo the man he’s not a judge. He did his job. #UFC245
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) December 15, 2019
Hell yeah! @MMARLONMORAES great fucking job!
— Luis Antonio Pena (@violentbobross) December 15, 2019
Great fight between Aldo and Moraes!! Also had that last round!! What do y’all think #UFC245
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) December 15, 2019
— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) December 15, 2019
Who would you like to see Marlon Moares fight next following his split decision victory over Jose Aldo at tonight’s UFC 245 event in Las Vegas? Sound off in the comment section PENN Nation!
This article first appeared on BJPENN.com December 14, 2019
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