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Anthony Rocco Martin vs. Sergio Moraes, Four Other Bouts Announced for UFC Wichita

The lineup for UFC Fight Night Wichita continues to grow, as the promotion revealed multiple bouts for the March 9 event.
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Report: Raphael Assuncao, Marlon Moraes to Rematch at UFC Fight Night 144

It appears Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes are going to run it back in a five-rounder to headline an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in Brazil this coming February.
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Report: Raphael Assuncao, Marlon Moraes to Rematch at UFC Fight Night 144

It appears Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes are going to run it back in a five-rounder to headline an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in Brazil this coming February.
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Report: Raphael Assuncao, Marlon Moraes to Rematch at UFC Fight Night 144

It appears Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes are going to run it back in a five-rounder to headline an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in Brazil this coming February.
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Report: Raphael Assuncao, Marlon Moraes to Rematch at UFC Fight Night 144

It appears Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes are going to run it back in a five-rounder to headline an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in Brazil this coming February.
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Moraes: T.J.’s Looking For Easy Work At 125

T.J. Dillashaw is adamant he intends to move down to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UF)C Flyweight division to challenge current champion, Henry Cejudo, as opposed to letting “The Messenger” move up to challenge for his Bantamweight strap.

That’s because Henry doesn’t have the street cred to call the shots, yet.

But according to top 135-pound contender Marlon Moraes, Dillashaw is choosing the path of least resistance by attempting to face the 125-pound champion.

“I feel like [Dillashaw] doesn’t want to test himself,” Moraes told MMA Fighting. “He wants to fight the fights that he can win. I think stylistically if he fights Cejudo, it’s an easier matchup for him. That’s a no-risk fight. What’s Cejudo gonna do to him? Cejudo is gonna take him down, but he’s gonna get up. He’s a way better striker than Cejudo. I see him with the edge. I don’t think it makes sense,” he added.

While Marlon is all for superfights, he supports them only if they makes sense. For Dillashaw, there are several 135-pounders in the division — Marlon included — ready to test him.

“I respect the superfights, but when the superfight makes sense,” Moraes said. “I don’t think that’s the case. We’ve got plenty of contenders in my division. I see a lot of guys fighting for the title and I don’t get guys picking opponents. I just felt the UFC was running everything. This way it feels like the fighters are calling the shots.”

Winning an impressive 16 of his last 17 fights, Marlon has more than proven his worth as a legit title contender. And while he is more than willing to take on the next man up — perhaps Dominick Cruz — to punch his ticket to the big dance, he says he technically still holds the WSOF title, which means Dillashaw can attempt to win his second belt by defeating him.

“If Dillashaw wants to have two belts, fight me,” Moraes said. “I’m still champion. I still carry the championship belt. I’m still the World Series of Fighting champion. He wants big fights, he wants to fight champions? I’m a big fight, too,” he added. “I’m a risky fight. He knows. If I don’t take this now, I’m gonna keep coming and one day I’m gonna get this.”

Should a superfight between Henry and T.J. not see the light of day, should Marlon be the front-runner to fight for “Viper’s” strap?

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Matt Sayles vs. Sheymon Moraes Added to UFC 227 Lineup in Los Angeles

Matt Sayles, one of the most recent contract winners from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, will make his Octagon debut against Sheymon Moraes at UFC 227.
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Matt Sayles vs. Sheymon Moraes Added to UFC 227 Lineup in Los Angeles

Matt Sayles, one of the most recent contract winners from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, will make his Octagon debut against Sheymon Moraes at UFC 227.
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Matt Sayles vs. Sheymon Moraes Added to UFC 227 Lineup in Los Angeles

Matt Sayles, one of the most recent contract winners from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, will make his Octagon debut against Sheymon Moraes at UFC 227.
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Matchmaker: Moraes vs Cruz On Deck?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last night (Fri., June 1, 2018) for UFC Fight Night 131 from inside Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, N.Y., which was headlined by a Bantamweight bout which saw Marlon Moraes run right through Jimmie Rivera with a 33-second knockout thanks to a well-timed switch kick (see it again here). In the co-main event, Gregor Gillespie continued his ascension after submitting Vinc Pichel in the second round via arm triangle (see it again here).

Winner: Marlon Moraes

Who He Should Face Next: Dominick Cruz

Marlon called for a shot at the title following his knockout win over Rivera. While many would agree with it, I wouldn’t be too quick to pull the trigger on a title fight just yet. And it’s all because of Raphael Assuncao. The Brazilian bomber is ranked No. 3, two spots ahead of Moraes. And like Moraes, he is on a three-fight win streak.

The kicker, however, is that Assuncao defeated Moraes just last year, so if anyone is going to get a shot at the strap, it should be Assuncao. I really don’t see how the promotion could give one to Moraes over Assuncao based on all those facts. As it stands, Raphael is scheduled to face off against Rob Font at UFC 226, and if he wins, he could have a case for a shot at the strap. For Marlon, I’d like to see him face Dominick Cruz next. Cruz was set to face Rivera at UFC 219 before suffering yet another injury, so having him face Marlon makes sense.

Winner: Gregor Gillespie

Who She Should Face Next: Mairbek Taisumov

Gregor continues to impress, and he did just that after taking out Vince Pichel via second-round submission. With the win, Gregor moves to 12-0, 5-0 UFC. With the win streak comes bigger challenges, and Mairbek will offer just that. Currently riding a five-fight win streak, Mairbel was se to fight at UFC 223 but visa issues forced him out of his fight against Evan Dunham. Hopefully he’s straightened everything out by now.

Winner: Walt Harris

Who He Should Face Next: Junior Albini

Harris picked up a big win over Daniel Spitz via second round knockout. And it came just in time, as he had dropped his previous two. Up next, I like a fight between he and Albini.

After impressing in his UFC debut, Junior has lost two in a row. A win over Harris could be what he needs to get a new lease on his UFC life. A loss, though, could spell the end of his short-lived UFC career.

Winner: Ben Saunders

Who He Should Face Next: Bryan Barberena

Why not? Bryan was set to face Jake Ellenberger at this event before he pulled out with an injury. So after Saunders went in and took out “Juggernaut,” and ended his two-fight skid in the process, I’d like to see the promotion book this bout.

Winner: Julio Arce

Who He Should Fight Next: Shane Burgos

After earning his spot in the Octagon on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Arce has looked impressive win his first two official fights inside the Octagon. A fight against Burgos I like very much. Shane is coming off a tough loss to Calvin Kattar at UFC 220 and should be gearing up for a return to action. The loss was Shanne’s first after starting his career 10-0.

Winner: Sam Alvey

Who He Should Fight Next: Darren Stewart

He called for a fight against Corey Anderson, but unfortunately, answering a call out was the last thing on Corey’s mind as he revealed his uncle had just passed away. Our condolences go out to him and his family.

It’s still a fight that makes sense, but if doesn’t happen, maybe a fight against Darren Stewart — who was victorious against Eric Spicely at UFC Liverpool last week, will do the trick.

For complete UFC Fight Night 131: “Rivera vs Moraes” results, including play-by-play updates, click here.

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