Sergio Moraes just turned 31-years-old on July 23. While the Brazilian had to spend his birthday training, the best gift comes at today’s UFC 163.
“I came for my birthday present,” said Moraes to TATAME. “I’m going to blowout the candle. Fighting at home is no better gift.”
In the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, Moraes was eliminated in the semifinals. He’s since gone 1-1 for the UFC and used a rear-naked choke on Renee Forte for his UFC 153 win in October.
Neil Magny, an American, will look to spoil Moraes’ late gift. He’s 8-1 and earlier in the year took a decision over Jon Manley.
They’re on the prelims of UFC 163, which comes from Brazil’s HSBC Arena.