Marlon Moraes was well on his way to earning his first win in nearly three years. Then Sheymon Moraes came along.
The two Moraes’ faced off in the final preliminary fight at the at the 2022 PFL Championships in New York City, and for almost the entirety of the bout, Marlon Moraes was getting the better of the action.
The former World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion mixed in power shots with dominant wrestling and good ground control. He comfortably banked both the first and second rounds and appeared to be at ease. He knew he had to win the final round. Sheymon Moraes fought back strong in the third round. A right hand was landed over the top of Marlon Moraes and followed up with shots on ground. Marlon Moraes tried to work his way through the trouble, but a nasty uppercut from Sheymon finished the drill just 58 seconds into the final round.
The win moves Sheymon Moraes to 4-2 in the PFL Smart Cage, and avenges a 2015 loss from the World Series of Fighting. The loss is Marlon Moraes’s fifth straight, all coming by way of knockout.
Checkout the video of incredible comeback above.