One of most successful fighters in World Series of Fighting history, Bantaweight champion Marlon Moraes wants to keep it moving with his professional career.
28-year-old Moraes has experienced huge success since joining WSOF, going on a 13-fight win streak, most recently beating Josenaldo Silva by TKO in New York City on New Years Eve.
“It was amazing to compete in NYC,” said Moraes. “There was a big full crowd in the arena and it was a good experience. I have a good relationship with the city because I have previously trained at Renzo Gracie’s and Ricardo Almeida’s gyms and live in New Jersey.”
Happy with his final performance of 2016, Moraes exclusively revealed to MMA Plus that he has big plans for the future.
After his manager, Ali Abdelaziz recently told the media that he was a free agent, Moraes revealed he had a particular name on his mind: UFC Bantaweight Champion and Alpha Male member, Cody Garbrandt.
“This is what I want [fighting in UFC]. I am always grateful for all of the things WSOF have done for me and I’m sure I did a lot for them. I was undefeated during my time with them, getting victories against everyone in the division. I have been their champion for years and I’m proud of that. But it’s time to prove myself in the UFC.
“I want the best fights there, the most insane and intense fights the UFC can give to me. I want to fight Cody Garbrandt. I know I can beat everyone there and can’t wait to do it.
“He had a good fight against Dominick who is a tough guy which is great but I’m not intimidated by his performance. This fight [against Cody] is what I want. I hope the fans like the idea because it is an important part of my decision because I am ready to be the UFC Champion”.
Undefeated since 2011, Moraes has wins against former WEC Bantaweight Champion, Miguel Torres and anothers names like Josh Hill, Tyson Nam, Sheymon Moraes, Carson Breve and Cody Bollinger.