Marlon Moraes and Jose Aldo were big winners at UFC Fortaleza this past Saturday night as both staked claims for big fights in their respective divisions.
Marlon Moraes’ rematch with Raphael Assuncao saw him claim redemption after losing their first meeting 2 years ago.
Moraes was able to crack Assuncao early with a big looping overhand right hook which allowed Moraes to follow him to the mat and work in a very nice guillotine choke to end the fight in the first round.
Moraes in his post fight interview admitted that he was unwell during the week and that the main event was “almost lost” due to a mosquito bite. However, this didn’t seem to affect his performance or his mood as he called out bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw.
UFC Fortaleza Main Card (BT Sport 2 – 1am)
- Marlon Moraes def. Raphael Assuncao via submission (guillotine choke) – 3:17, Round 1
- Jose Aldo def. Renato Moicano via TKO (punches) – 0:44, Round 2
- Demian Maia def. Lyman Good via submission (standing rear naked choke) – 2:38, Round 1
- Charles Oliveira def. David Teymur via submission (anaconda choke) – 0:55, Round 2
- Johnny Walker def. Justin Ledet via TKO (punches) – 0:15, Round 1
- Livia Renata Souza def. Sarah Frota via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC Fortaleza Prelims (BT Sport 2 – 11pm)
- Markus Perez def. Anthony Hernandez via submission (anaconda choke) – 1:07, Round 2
- Mara Romero Borella def. Talia Santos via decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Thiago Alves def. Max Griffin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Junior Albini via TKO (knee and punches) – 0:54, Round 2
- Geraldo De Freitas def. Felipe Colares via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- Said Nurmagomedov def. Ricardo Ramos via TKO (head kick and punches) – 2:28, Round 1
- Rogerio Bontorin def. Magomed Bibulatov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)