Moraes Steps In To Face Sterling

Replaces Injured Rani Yayha In Quick Turnaround

Marlon Magic” Moraes 19-5-1 MMA (1-1 UFC) set to face Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling 14-2 MMA (6-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno Ca. on December 9, 2017.

As reported on twitter by mmajunkie:


This will be Sterling’s fourth fight in 2017. Eight of Sterlings wins come by stoppage with his only two losses coming by split decision. Sterling will be looking to make this three wins in a row out of his four fights in 2017.

Moraes has 13 finishes in his 19 wins with 10 in the first round. After his recent win over John “The Magician” Dodson 19-9 MMA (8-4 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 120 earlier this month, he will have less than a one month turnaround.

Other bouts on the card include:

Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega
Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis
Scott Holtzman vs. Darrell Horcher
Eryk Anders vs. Markus Perez
Trevin Giles vs. Antonio Braga Neto
Carls John de Tomas vs. Alex Perez
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Davi Ramos
Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Frankie Saenz
Benito Lopez vs. Albert Morales
Gabriel Benitez vs. Jason Knight

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