When Marlon Moraes took a split-decision against longtime WEC and UFC fighter Miguel Torres on the first World Series of Fighting (WSOF) show, he earned a shot at growing prospect Tyson Nam next.
“I think he’s a tough fighter,” Moraes said to MMA Fighting. “He’s good at what he does. But I want to show I’ve got good standup, good jiu-jitsu, I’m working hard on my wrestling, training hard. I’ve been ready all my life for this type of moment. I want to show what I can do there. I’m ready.”
Nam vs. Moraes is set for the WSOF 2.
Moraes comes in with three straight wins out of the WSOF and XFC. Nam gained attention when he knocked out Bellator featherweight champion Eduardo Dantas at a charity event for Shooto over the summer in a non-title fight. He was tangled in a lawsuit with Bellator about whether he was under contract to them.
Now that those problems are solved, the two meet at WSOF 2 from Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. It airs on the NBC Sports Network and is headlined with former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski vs. Anthony Johnson.