Marlon Moraes was born in Nova Friburgo, Brazil on April 26th in 1988. He is a black belt in Muay Thai, a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and won a Muay Thai National Championship in Brazil. He made his pro debut in 2007 but had a tough go of it at the start of his career going just 5-4-1 in his first 10 fights. After being submitted in 2011 for his 4th loss something clicked for Moraes who then rattled off 10 straight wins which included winning the World Series of Fighting bantamweight title and making 2 successful title defenses.
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