UFC books Marlon Moraes – Song Yadong – Nach Welt

The UFC is about to wrap up a fun bantamweight matchup. MMA-Junkie was the first to report this afternoon that the action was on a matchup between „Magie“ Marlon Moraes (23-9-1) and Song Yadong (18-5-1).

The matchup is expected to take place on March 12th at a UFC Fight Night. This is a huge opportunity for Song against a former title challenger. Recently, Song was listed as ESPN’s Top Fighter Under the Age of 25 for good reason.

The UFC contender from China looked very solid in his young career. Since making his UFC debut, Song has scored an impressive 7-1. During this stretch he has very impressive wins against Chito Vera, Casey Kenney and Julio Arce.

The only loss went to another top prospect in Kyler Phillips. However, the victories over Kenney and Arce followed the only defeat in his UFC career. If Song can rack up victory over Moraes in March, it will prove he’s ready to share the cage with guys near the top of the bantamweight division.

UFCs Moraes want to tear off losing streak

As Song seems to climb to the top of the UFC’s bantamweight, Marlon Moraes is sinking like an anchor. It’s crazy to think about where Marlon Moraes is now compared to where he was when the calendar was moved to 2019.

At the beginning of 2019, many Moraes considered the best bantamweight in the roster. He had come up to fight against Henry Cejudo for the vacant bantamweight title, and he was considered a favorite. After one lap, he looked like he was going on a cruise.

However, as the fight progressed, Cejudo began to break Moraes. Cejudo stopped Moraes and led him on this difficult path. Since losing Cejudo, Moraes is only 1-3. The only win came against Jose Aldo in a fight that most believe has lost. Aldo actually got a title shot by losing to Moraes which should tell you something.

His last fight came back at UFC 266 against Merab Dvalishvili. In the first round of this fight, Moraes Merab was seriously injured. Moraes looked like he was going to take a TKO win. However, Merab survived. When Merab survived, Moraes broke it.

Merab would finish Moraes in the second round. Right now, Moraes is seen as the type of guy who will break if he doesn’t beat you down early. He will have his hands full in March and he could be fighting for his UFC career. If he loses again, he may be staring at the harsh reality of being circumcised by the world’s leading MMA promotion.


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