Aljamain Sterling entered this fight with a professional record of 14-2-0 (57% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is TJ Dillashaw). He lost two consecutive fights between 2016 and 2017, against Bryan Caraway and Raphael Assuncao (=Sterling vs Assuncao) but then he has defeated Augusto Mendes and Renan Barao (=Sterling vs Barao).
His opponent, the former Wsof Bw champion Marlon Moraes, has a mma record of 19-5-1 (68% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.8 in the same weight class. He has fought twice in 2017 losing to Raphael Assuncao (=Moraes vs Assuncao) and beating John Dodson (=Dodson vs Moraes). Moraes vs Sterling is on the undercard of Cub Swanson vs Brian Ortega – UFC Fight Night 123. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs Ortega
Where: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California, USA
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
Sterling’s previous fight: Aljamain Sterling vs Renan Barao
Moraes’ previous fight: John Dodson vs Marlon Moraes
Sterling’s next fight: Brett Johns vs Aljamain Sterling
Moraes’ next fight: Jimmie Rivera vs Marlon Moraes
Sterling vs Moraes Fight Video:
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