Marlon Moraes avenged a prior loss to Raphael Assuncao in impressive fashion Saturday night, locking in a submission in the main event of UFC Fight Night 144.
The event streamed live on ESPN+ from Brazil.
Moraes, a former World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion, choked Assuncao out in the first round. Assuncao had earned a split decision over Moraes in the first meeting.
Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo returned to winning form, finishing Renato Moicano in the second round in their co-main event fight.
The main card featured five finishes among the six bouts, as Demian Maia choked out Lyman Good, Charles Oliveria submitted David Teymur and Johnny Walker flattened Justin Ledet in just 15 seconds. Livia Renato Souza won the opener via split decision over Sarah Frota.
On the prelims, Markus Perez, Mara Romero Borella, Thiago Alves, Jairzinho Rozenstruick, Geraldo de Freitas, Said Nurmagomedov and Rogerio Bontorin were all winners.
Moraes, Aldo, Oliveira and Walker picked up $50,000 each for “Performance of the Night” showings.
Complete results are below:
Marlon Moraes def. Raphael Assuncao via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:17 of Round 1
Jose Aldo def. Renato Moicano via TKO (strikes) at :44 of Round 2
Demian Maia def. Lyman God via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:38 of Round 1
Charles Oliveira def. David Teymur via submission (anaconda choke) at :55 of Round 2
Johnny Walker def. Justin Ledet via KO (strike) at :15 of Round 1
Livia Renata Souza def. Sarah Frota via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Markus Perez def. Anthony Hernandez via technical submission (anaconda choke) at 1:07 of Round 2
Mara Romero Borella def. Taila Santos via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Thiago Alves def. Max Griffin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jairzinho Rozenstruick def. Junior Albini via TKO (strikes) at :54 of Round 2
Geraldo de Freitas def. Felipe Colares via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Said Nurmagomedov def. Ricardo Ramos via TKO (strikes) at 2:28 of Round 1
Rogerio Bontorin def. Magomed Bibulatov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)