Marlon Moraes retires, Marlon Moraes

2023 PFL 4: Atlanta at the OTE Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, Thursday, June 8, 2023. (Cooper Neill / PFL)

Marlon Moraes retires from MMA competition following 7th straight loss

Former UFC bantamweight title contender and former World Series of Fighting champ Marlon Moraes has called an end to his professional mixed martial arts career.

The 35-year-old suffered a knockout loss to Gabriel Braga at PFL 4 on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia. It was his seventh straight loss, all by way of TKO or KO.

Marlon Moraes retires in video below:

“I started here with World Series of Fighting, and when I announced my retirement, I was in the UFC,” Moraes shouted. “I wasn’t home. Now, I’m home. I wish I had better performances here, but I gave all my heart. I trained hard. I can look myself in the mirror everyday and be proud of myself. I’ve been kickboxing, MMA, since I was 9. I’m 35. 26 years, I gave all my life for this.

“I gave my heart for the sport. Thank you god. God gave me all I have. I can’t be sad today. I’m happy. I have a beautiful wife, two kids.”

Moraes retires with a 23-13-1 record. He challenged Henry Cejudo for the UFC bantamweight title at UFC 238 in 2019.

Moraes holds wins over notable names such as José Aldo, Aljamain Sterling, Raphael Assunção, Jimmie Rivera, and John Dodson.

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