PETR YAN – MARLON MORAES: Remakble match
Top-3 ranking of the UFC’s light division Petr Yan (14-1) in the next fight can meet Marlon Moraes (23-6-1), who heads the rating.
Marlon Moraes failed to make his UFC debut in 2017, losing by split decision to Raphael Assuncao (27-7). After this loss, the Brazilian met with John Dodson (21-11) and won a split decision in an equal match, which allowed him to take the 7th place in the UFC ranking, throwing off Aljamein Sterling (18-3), and after winning a crushing knockout over sterling, he rose to the 5th position. In June 2018, he sent Jimmy Rivera (22-4) to a dead knockout, and in February of last year, he strangled Raphael Assuncao in a rematch. Next, Moraes faced the champion of the easiest category, Henry Sehudo (15-2), quickly ran out of steam and was knocked out, and in December, he defeated Jose Aldo (28-6) by a split decision.
16 of the 23 fights Moraes won ended prematurely, with 10 of them by knockout.
To date, Marlon Moraes is 31 years old, his height is 168 cm, and the experience of performing in prof. MMA is 12.5 years.
Petr Yan in 2016 quite controversially lost a split decision to Magomed Magomedov (16-1) in a fight for the ACB belt, after that he defeated ed Arthur (8-4) and Magomedov in a rematch, becoming the champion. In September 2017, Yan knocked out Mateusz Mattos (12-1-1), then made his UFC debut, beautifully knocking out Teruto Ishihara, faced a very persistent Korean Jin Soo Son (9-4), whom he defeated in a devastating fight by decision, knocked out Douglas Silva de Andrade (25-3) and defeated John Dodson and Jimmy Rivera by decision. In December, Yan met with veteran Yuraya Faber (35-11), who was beaten and knocked out in the 3rd round.
7 of the 14 fights won by Yan ended prematurely, and 6 of them — by knockout.
To date, Petr Yan is 27 years old, his height is 170 cm, and his experience of performing in prof. MMA is 6.5 years.