Marlon Moraes hasn't lost a fight over the past two years, and has stayed active, competing on four of the first six World Series of Fighting (WSOF) cards. With each passing bout, Moraes has come one step closer to earning a shot at WSOF's forthcoming Bantamweight title.
Following victories over former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) champion Miguel Torres, Tyson Nam, Brandon Hempleman and his most recent 32-second knockout victory of Carson Beebe at WSOF 6 (watch it here), his accolades have become too much for WSOF President Ray Sefo and company to ignore.
I recently spoke with the six-time Muay Thai World champion-turned CEO and he confirmed what most considered the inevitable:
"Marlon Moraes is one of the brightest stars in all of mixed martial arts, and we're proud to have him call WSOF his home. His exciting fighting style is captivating MMA fans and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Marlon will be competing for the inaugural WSOF bantamweight title in his next fight. We have our sights set on March of next year, but an official date and opponent have not been decided on."
There you have it, straight from the horses mouth. Moraes (12-4) will in fact fight for the title next.
Let the speculation begin about who his opponent will be and where the title fight will take place. One thing is for certain, Moraes will bring the heat, whether it comes via head kick or devastating punching power is the real question.
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