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UFC removes three more fighters from active roster including Gregor Gillespie

Fernando Quiles - May 15, 2022

The UFC has updated its list of fighters removed from the active roster. One name that may surprise some people is Gregor Gillespie. He hasn’t fought since May 2021. There’s no word so far on whether he’s been cut by the UFC or if he’s been removed simply due to inactivity.

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UFC bantamweight Marlon Moraes announces retirement from MMA

Josh Evanoff - April 13, 2022

Former UFC title challenger Marlon Moraes has announced his retirement from MMA. ‘Magic’ is currently riding a four-fight losing streak, with several being lopsided knockout losses. His last appearance in the cage was against Song Yadong last month, ending in a first-round stoppage. Following the fight, Moraes took his gloves off in the cage, leading many to speculate that his career was over.

Merab Dvalishvili

UFC 266 Results: Merab Dvalishvili TKO's Marlon Moraes (Video)

Chris Taylor - September 25, 2021

A key men’s bantamweight bout featuring Marlon Moraes taking on Merab Dvalishvili serves as the featured prelim of tonight’s UFC 266 event. Moraes (23-8-1 MMA), a former UFC title challenger, will enter tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after dropping his past two fights. ‘Magic’ has gone just 1-3 over his past four Octagon appearances, with his lone win in that time coming over Jose Aldo by split decision.

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Merab Dvalishvili

Marlon Moraes vs. Merab Dvalishvili added to UFC 266

Adam D Martin - June 16, 2021

An exciting matchup between bantamweight contenders Marlon Moraes and Merab Dvalishvili has been added to the UFC 266 pay-per-view card. Ray Longo, Dvalishvili’s coach, broke the news on the Anik & Florian podcast that Moraes vs. Dvalishvili is going to take place this fall. The bout has been targeted to take place at UFC 266, which is set for September 25 at a location that has yet to be determined. The fight between Moraes vs. Dvalishvili features two of the top-10 ranked UFC bantamweights.

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Marlon Moraes issues surprising response to challenge from Marlon Vera

Cole Shelton - December 31, 2020

Marlon Moraes has responded to Marlon Vera’s callout. After both Vera and Moraes lost at UFC Vegas 17, many pundits thought pairing them up against each other made sense. “Chito” seemingly agreed as he called out the former title challenger.

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TJ Dillashaw called out by Rob Font following KO win over Marlon Moraes

Adam Martin - December 20, 2020

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was called out by Rob Font following his vicious KO win over Marlon Moraes at UFC Vegas 17. Font was making his long-awaited return to the Octagon after a year away due to injuries, his first fight since defeating Ricky Simon at UFC Washington, D.C. last December. Against Moraes on Saturday night, Font showed why he is one of the best bantamweights in the world when healthy as he viciously knocked out the former title challenger in the first round. The win improves Font’s UFC record to 8-3 overall, and he is currently riding a three-fight win streak as he’s proven himself to be a top-10 fighter.

Rob Font
Rob Font

Pros react after Rob Font KO's Marlon Moraes at UFC Vegas 17

Chris Taylor - December 19, 2020

A bantamweight bout featuring former title challenger Marlon Moraes taking on Rob Font took place on tonight’s UFC Vegas 17 main card. Moraes (23-7-1 MMA) had entered the bout looking to rebound this after suffering a devastating second round TKO loss to Cory Sandhagen in his most previous effort. Prior to that loss, ‘Magic’ had earned a split-decision win over Jose Aldo at UFC 245.

Rob Font
Rob Font

UFC Vegas 17 Results: Rob Font KO's Marlon Moraes (Video)

Chris Taylor - December 19, 2020

A bantamweight bout featuring former title challenger Marlon Moraes taking on Rob Font takes place on tonight’s UFC Vegas 17 main card. Moraes (23-7-1 MMA) most recently competed back in October on Fight Island where he suffered a devastating second round TKO loss to Cory Sandhagen. Prior to the loss, ‘Magic’ was coming off a split-decision win over Jose Aldo.

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ONE Championship

Demetrious Johnson booked to return opposite ONE flyweight champion Adriano Moraes

Tom Taylor - December 4, 2020

Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is slated to return to the ONE Championship Circle opposite Adriano Moraes, the promotion’s reigning ONE flyweight champ. The bout, which is slated for February 24, was announced during Friday’s ONE: Big Bang broadcast.

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Marlon Moraes vs. Rob Font booked for December UFC event

Adam Martin - October 21, 2020

An exciting bantamweight matchup between top-15 fighters Marlon Moraes and Rob Font is being targeted to take place at a December UFC event. The card is set to take place on December 19 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Moraes vs. Font will surely land on the main card. Veteran MMA reporter Mike Russell was the first to report the Moraes vs. Font matchup. Fight Bananas added the fight would take place on the December 19 card that currently does not have its main event set.

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Marlon Moraes releases statement following TKO loss to Cory Sandhagen, wants to fight again in December

Adam Martin - October 11, 2020

UFC bantamweight Marlon Moraes released a statement following his TKO loss to Cory Sandhagen in the main event of UFC Fight Island 5. Moraes was the No. 1 contender in the UFC bantamweight division heading into this fight but he suffered a brutal loss when Sandhagen wiped him out with a spinning wheel kick and punches. The loss will drop Moraes in the rankings behind Sandhagen and Aljamain Sterling and it puts him further from a fight against UFC bantamweight champion Pet Yan.

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Pros react after Cory Sandhagen TKO's Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Island 5

Chris Taylor - October 10, 2020

Tonight’s UFC Fight Island 5 event in Abu Dhabi was headlined by a bantamweight bout featuring Marlon Moraes taking on Cory Sandhagen. The former bantamweight title challenger, Moraes (23-7-1 MMA), was returning to action for the first time since scoring a controversial split decision win over Jose Aldo at UFC 245.

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UFC Fight Island 5 weigh-in results: Main event official

Tom Taylor - October 9, 2020

On Saturday night, the UFC will return to our screens with the under-the-radar UFC Fight Island 5 card on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC Fight Island 5 will be headlined by a dynamite bantamweight scrap between ranked contenders Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen. The top-end of the bantamweight division is currently crowded with high-level talent, but the winner of this fight will be well positioned in the hunt for a crack at the champion Petr Yan.


Full betting odds released for UFC on ESPN+ 37: Moraes vs. Sandhagen

Adam Martin - October 7, 2020

The full betting odds have been released for the 13 fights scheduled to take place at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 37: Moraes vs. Sandhagen event. The main event of UFC on ESPN+ 37 sees No. 1 bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes return to the Octagon when he takes on No. 4 ranked Cory Sandhagen. Moraes last competed at UFC 245 last December when he won a split decision over Jose Aldo. However, a case of COVID-19 has kept him out of action so far in 2020 until now. As for Sandhagen, he is coming off of the first stoppage loss of his MMA career when he was submitted by Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250 to snap a 5-0 start to his Octagon career.

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Marlon Moraes expecting a "war" against Cory Sandhagen, believes a win earns him next title shot

Cole Shelton - October 6, 2020

Marlon Moraes has had a frustrating last couple of months. Back in December at UFC 245, Moraes edged out a very close decision over Jose Aldo. Yet, many fans and even Dana White thought Aldo won the fight and when Moraes’ fight against Petr Yan was canceled due to the pandemic, it was Aldo and Yan fighting for the vacant title. For the number one contender, it was something that was hard to deal with.

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 13 with Marlon Moraes, Tim Johnson, Giga Chikadze & Youssef Zalal

Cole Shelton - October 6, 2020

The 13th episode of Just Scrap Radio on with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC Fight Island 5 and Bellator 248. We’re first joined by one-half of the main event and number one ranked bantamweight, Marlon Moraes (2:21). Next, Bellator heavyweight, Tim Johnson (16:33) comes on. UFC featherweight, Giga Chikadze (32:19) joins the show. Closing out the program is UFC featherweight, Youssef Zalal (46:24).

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Marlon Moraes knows why Dana White hasn't given Aljamain Sterling a title shot: "Dana wants to see blood"

Adam Martin - July 22, 2020

UFC bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes believes he knows why UFC president Dana White hasn’t given Aljamain Sterling a title shot at 135lbs yet. Sterling tapped out Cory Sandhagen in the first round of their bout at UFC 250 which was supposed to be a No. 1 contender fight in the UFC bantamweight division. After Petr Yan defeated Jose Aldo at UFC 251 to win the vacant UFC bantamweight belt, fans and media naturally assumed that Sterling would be next in line for the title. However, White has been non-committal towards giving Sterling the title shot just yet. Moraes believes he knows why.

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Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo scoffs at Aljamain Sterling and Marlon Moraes for bickering over a ‘silver medal’

Harry Kettle - July 21, 2020

Former two-weight UFC champion Henry Cejudo has taken yet another shot at former bantamweight rivals Aljamain Sterling and Marlon Moraes. While Cejudo may have “retired” from mixed martial arts, the man known as “Triple C” clearly isn’t planning on letting his guard down anytime soon. The expectation from many fans and pundits alike is that he’ll get back into the Octagon one day, and based on some of his recent remarks on social media, that day may not be too far away.

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