When Marlon Moraes took on UFC veteran and former WEC champion Miguel Torres, he wasn’t the favorite. He fought through that to take the split-decision win on the inaugural World Series of Fighting (WSOF).
He now finds himself in the co-main event opposite Tyson Nam. For Nam, he expects the best from Moraes and won’t be taking him lightly.
“Even before they fought, I’m pretty sure Miguel watched some video on [Moraes] and knew he was a pretty tough opponent,” said Nam MMA Weekly. “Me watching video on him it seems there’s not many holes in his game. The boy is good.”
Nam earned his fourth straight win when he defeated Bellator’s featherweight champion Eduardo Dantas in a non-title fight at a charity event over the summer.
Moraes has won his last three, with two out of XFC and the other at WSOF 1.
WSOF 2 comes from Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. It airs on the NBC Sports Network this Saturday, March 23.