The Wsof Bw champion Marlon Moraes entered this fight with a professional record of 17-4-1 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Dominick Cruz). He lost two consecutive fights in 2011, against Ralph Acosta and Deividas Taurosevicius, but since then he has won 12 bouts beating Joseph Barajas (=Moraes vs Barajas) and Josh Hill in his last two (=Moraes vs Hill 2).
His opponent, Josenaldo Silva, has a mma record of 25-4-0 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.46 in the same weight class. He suffered his last loss when he faced Dalton Mello Lima in 2011, since then he has collected 17 victories taking revenge on Lima in 2012 and beating Paulo Robinson in his last fight. Moraes vs Silva is valid for the WSOF bantamweight title (Moraes’ fifth defense); undercard of Justin Gaethje vs Luiz Firmino – WSOF 34. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: WSOF 34: Gaethje vs Firmino
Where: The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
Title: WSOF Bantamweight Championship
Moraes’ previous fight: Marlon Moraes vs Josh Hill 2
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