Former UFC superstar Marlon Moraes (23-10-1) has officially come full circle on his MMA retirement to sign with PFL.
The news was broke by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that Moraes was to sign with Professional Fighters League (PFL). He will compete in its 2023 Featherweight tournament.
Marlon Moraes Announces MMA Return
It was then confirmed by Moraes himself on his social media where he tweeted:
This somewhat surprising news comes on the back of a impressive double signing announcement of fellow UFC veterans Thiago Santos and Shane Burgos.
The signing is a return home of sorts for Moraes. The Brazilian knockout artist and Muay Thai specialist rose to prominence in the original iteration of PFL, World Series of Fighting.
Where Moraes racked up an impressive 11-0 record in the promotion while capturing the WSOF bantamweight title and defending it five times.
Moraes announced his retirement from MMA this past April following a first-round knockout loss to Song Yadong at UFC Vegas 50.
The loss took his UFC losing streak to four straight. Prior to that run, Moraes won five of his first seven UFC bouts, including wins over Featherweight legend Jose Aldo, and the incredible 67-second knockout of current UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling in 2017.
With this recent signings how will they impact the growth of PFL? Who have been going from strength to strength.
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