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Marlon Moraes says he can beat anyone, including UFC champ Cody Garbrandt

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Marlon Moraes successfully defended his World Series of Fighting bantamweight title on Dec. 31, and he’s once again a free agent.

The Brazilian talent, who signed a one-fight deal with WSOF earlier this year, knows what he wants after scoring a first-round stoppage victory over Josenaldo Silva in New York.

Less than 24 hours before Moraes’ 11th victory under the WSOF banner, the bantamweight title was on the line in the UFC Octagon. Dominick Cruz, who dominated the division for years, suffered his first defeat in almost a decade against Cody Garbrandt.

Moraes enjoyed Garbrandt’s performance, but thinks he has what it takes to beat any bantamweight in the world.

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Post #1   1/4/17 11:44:59PM   

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I've haven't made these exact statements, but I think Moraes would easily be in the top 5 BW's in the UFC and I think he needs to sign with them to show how good he really is. Moraes is an awesome fighter who is kind of under the radar because he's with WSOF but he's a free agent now, iirc as is Gaethje....so hopefully we will see them both in the UFC because those are two guys who I've wanted to see compete against the best fighters for awhile now. Not sure Gaethje has the success Moraes would have, but there's only 1 way to find out.......sign these guys before Bellator does.

Post #2   1/5/17 2:59:31AM   

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It's tough to say. Being with WSOF for 4 years may have given a false sense of confidence. Now, I am not saying he is bad by any stretch of the imagination, his record speaks for itself. Although, the WSOF has no where near the deep level of talent that the UFC does. How he would fare in the UFC, I do not know. We can only speculate. But at this moment, I think he'd be top 10 but might get a rude awakening if he signs with the UFC.

Post #3   1/5/17 4:31:58PM   

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Moraes is an excellent fighter definitely a top ten in any current roster the minute he signs........unfortunately Moraes signed a long term deal just before the NYE fight locking him up with WSOF,he chose to stay there.

Post #4   1/5/17 9:51:13PM   

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I like Marlon but it's easy to look good fighting the guys he's fighting. If he wants to go to the UFC and they want him we will find out...if not then it's just hot air.

Post #5   1/6/17 12:59:30AM   

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It is easy to talk about fights that really aren't going to happen. As someone said above, I believe it is a false-sense of confidence due to being a spoon-fed Star of a B-League. It's like being the big star on the homemade porn site. However, I do believe Marlon would be Top 10.

Post #6   1/10/17 7:36:18PM