If anything, over the past several years, World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes has been consistent.
Since suffering his last loss in late 2011, Moraes has gone on a 10-fight winning streak and picked up two successful title defenses in 2015.
“I was expecting to fight a little bit more, but I’m thankful I had the two fights,” Moraes told MMAWeekly.com. “I’m hoping to be more active. I’m still young. I want to keep fighting and proving that every fight that I’m going to be better than I used to be.”
Though he won both his title defenses last year, that doesn’t mean the victories over Josh Hill and Sheymon Moraes came easy.
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“Josh Hill surprised with a punch at the beginning of the fight, but with all circumstances, I was able to fight my way to the victory,” said Moraes.
“I knew Sheymon, he was a good striker and a big talent, so I knew he was a tough challenge and he really brought it. I was able to mix it up and use my speed and my MMA game to finish him in the first round.”
Moraes (15-4-1) kicks off his 2016 campaign with a 135-pound title defense against up-and-comer Joe Barajas (12-1) in the main event of WSOF 28 this Saturday night in Garden Grove, Calif.
“I know a lot of people don’t know him, but he’s a tough guy, a tough opponent,” said Moraes of Barajas. “He can fight on the ground, and he can wrestle and fight on the feet, so he’s like an all-around fighter.
“I have to go out there and fight five tough rounds and bring back ….View full article