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The new Bantamweight Campion of UFC 245 Marlon Moraes stood strong and held the title after defeating Jose Aldo. He is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter who is recognized for competing for the World Series of Fighting.
Marlon Moraes was born on the Nova Friburgo, Brazil, in 1988. His birthday falls on the 26th of April ever year. He holds Brazilian nationality and possesses the birth sign, Taurus. He is the son of Terezinha Waldemira Luiz.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Moraes made his first debut in MMA fighting against Chris Manuel at XFC 15 on 2nd December 2011. He won the match via unanimous decision. Then, he fought against Jarrod Card and won the match with a knock out in 47 second of round one on 13th April 2012.
In September 2012, the 31-year-old got into the World Series of Fighting. In his first match, he got defeated by Miguel Torress via split decision. But he came strong and won the WSOF Bantamweight Championship against Josh Rettinghouse via unanimous decision. After fighting with several MMA fighters, he ended World Series of Fighting on the 3rd of January 2017.
Eventually, Marlon signed with FUC in April 2017. He made his debut fighting against Raphael Assuncao at UFC 212 on 3rd June 2017. But, Marlon lost with a split decision.
As of 2019, Marlon’s net worth is estimated at $1 million.
Married To Wife, Izabella Santiago
Marlon is married to his wife, Izabella Santiago. The lovebird is together for more than twelve years but hasn’t disclosed their wedding information in media.
Together, Marlon and Izabella has welcome two children named – Rafael and Ryan. His eldest son Rafael Moraes was born on 29th September 2014, whereas his youngest son, Ryan Moraes, was born on 8th November 2018.
Parents, Siblings, and Family
Marlon was born in the Moraes family. As for his family details, only his father’s name is revealed, i.e., Terezinha Waldemira Luiz.
He started training Thai boxing at age seven. Then at the age of 15, Marlon began learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to sharpen his boxing.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Being one of the talent MMA fighters, Marlon Moraes has kept his body structure fit for every fight. He has 67 in (170 cm) reach, and his height stands at 5 feet 6 inches and weighs at 135 lb (61kg.) He is bald and has black eyes color.