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"Magic"
Marlon Moraes
#3 Bantamweight Division • 23-7-1 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 10
    Wins by Knockout
  • 6
    Wins by Submission
Striking accuracy 35% 35%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
113
Sig. Strikes Attempted
327
Grappling accuracy 25% 25%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
1
Takedowns Attempted
4
3.23
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.60
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.43
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.86
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
66
%
Sig. Str. Defense
60
%
Takedown Defense
1.72
Knockdown Ratio
06:59
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
103 (91%)
Clinch
0 (0%)
Ground
10 (9%)

Sig. Str. by target

50% 56 Head 27% 30 Body 24% 27 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
10 (43%)
DEC
7 (30%)
SUB
6 (26%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Assuncao vs Moraes

    Round
    1
    Time
    03:19
    Method
    SUB
  • Win

    Rivera vs Moraes

    Round
    1
    Time
    00:33
    Method
    KO/TKO
  • Win

    Moraes vs Sterling

    Round
    1
    Time
    01:08
    Method
    KO/TKO

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Nova Friburgo, Brazil
Fighting style
MMA
Age
32
Height
66.00
Weight
135.00
Octagon Debut
Jun. 03, 2017
Reach
67.00
Leg reach
37.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? 1997. I had a friend that was doing kickboxing and she got me into it just for fun. Then it became serious. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt Muay Thai, black belt BJJ. I won a couple national Muay Thai tournaments and was also the former WSOF bantamweight champion

Do you have any heroes? My mother.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream became true. Now I get to go out there and show the world that I'm where I belong. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I did, for business. But I ended up becoming an MMA fighter and living my dream. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I delivered food for a little bit, then worked for a manufacturer of small pieces for electronic connection. I also taught martial arts.
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite Striking technique: Jab