Marlon Vera unbothered by last-minute opponent change for UFC 239

Marlon Vera is no longer fighting Sean O’Malley, but that’s okay with the Ecuadorian fighter. The 26-year-old bantamweight was originally scheduled to meet prospect O’Malley at Saturday’s UFC 239 card in Las Vegas, Nev., but due to USADA complications, O’Malley was removed from the card by the Nevada State Athletic Commission just two weeks out […]

Marlon Vera Gets New Opponent For UFC 239

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Nohelin Hernandez to Make Short-Notice Octagon Debut vs. Marlon Vera at UFC 239

Nohelin Hernandez will make his UFC debut on just four days notice against Marlon Vera at UFC 239. View full post on Recent News on

UFC 239: Newcomer Nohelin Hernandez steps in vs. Marlon Vera

Marlon Vera has a new opponent for International Fight Week. Vera (15-5-1 MMA, 7-4 UFC), who has been opponent-less for almost two weeks, will square off with surging bantamweight prospect Nohelin Hernandez (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 239. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the news to MMA Junkie following a report […]

Monday Morning Analyst: How Henry Cejudo adapted against Marlon Moraes to beat him

On this edition of the Monday Morning Analyst, I’ll take a look at how Henry Cejudo defied the odds once again at UFC 238, defeating Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Henry Cejudo Stops Marlon Moraes, Becomes Two-Division Champion in UFC 238 Headliner

Henry Cejudo claims second divisional title at UFC 238 in Chicago. View full post on Recent News on

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Marlon Moraes, Jessica Eye and UFC 238’s other losing fighters?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for UFC 238’s winning fighters?) After every event, fans wonder whom the losing fighters will be matched up with next. With another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s shoes, and play […]

Marlon Moraes’ Mission Is To Put Cejudo Out

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Marlon Moraes on Henry Cejudo’s karate stance: ‘If he stands like that, he’s going to pay’

Marlon Moraes knows his next opponent, Henry Cejudo, is a great fighter. With an Olympic wrestling gold medal around his neck and a UFC flyweight title, which he won from former pound-for-pound best Demetrious Johnson, the charismatic Cejudo has already cemented himself as one of the most talented combat athletes on the planet. But against […]

Video: Henry Cejudo ‘pissed off’ over ‘punk’ Marlon Moraes

CHICAGO – UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo meets with the media to preview his upcoming bantamweight title fight against Marlon Moraes at UFC 238, discuss his “magician” antics during their faceoff, the heated confrontation that followed and his emotions following his hectic media schedule. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Henry Cejudo brings ‘Magic’ act to UFC 238 faceoffs, draws Marlon Moraes’ ire

CHICAGO – For the first time this week, the fighters on the UFC 238 card got face to face Thursday. All the athletes fighting in the UFC’s return to “The Windy City” squared off at a media day for the card at United Center. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event, which has a main card on […]

Marlon Moraes: ‘It’s easy to get the support from the crowd when you’re fighting Henry Cejudo’

Marlon Moraes has always been a fan favorite but he received quite a raucous reception from the Chicago crowd on Wednesday ahead of his fight against Henry Cejudo to crown a new bantamweight champion at UFC 238. Part of that enthusiasm is definitely for Moraes, who comes into the main event this weekend off four […]

Henry Cejudo: Marlon Moraes better knock me out or put me to sleep, or else …

Gallery Henry Cejudo def. T.J. Dillashaw at UFC on ESPN+ 1: Best photos view 12 images LOS ANGELES – There may not be much love lost between Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes, but there’s respect on at least one side of the coin. Cejudo (14-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC), the UFC’s flyweight champion, said he respects […]

UFC 238 video: Dan Hardy, John Gooden break down Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes

Henry Cejudo has a chance to make some more UFC history this week in Chicago. Cejudo (14-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC), the UFC’s flyweight champ and the first Olympic gold medalist to win a UFC belt, takes on Marlon Moraes (22-5-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) for the vacant bantamweight title in the UFC 238 main event Saturday. […]

Marlon Moraes: It was Henry Cejudo’s day vs. T.J. Dillashaw, but ‘I don’t want no flukes’

“Fluke” is not a word fighters typically enjoy hearing to describe their wins. Yet, Henry Cejudo has heard it at least a couple of times in reference to his quick knockout of T.J. Dillashaw in January. It first came from Dillashaw, himself, shortly after going down to the flyweight division to challenge for Cejudo’s belt […]

Watch MMA Junkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Bas Rutten, Marlon Moraes

MMA Junkie Radio kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with special guest Bas Rutten and Marlon Moraes. Rutten, the former UFC heavyweight champion and King of Pancrase, will join the gang in studio, and is expected to talk about the WBKFF scandal from late 2018. Moraes will fight UFC flyweight champion […]

Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera set for UFC 239 in July

The “Sugar Show” is returning to Las Vegas. On Thursday afternoon, MMAFighting confirmed an initial report from ESPN of Sean O’Malley making his long-awaited return to the Octagon against Marlon Vera at UFC 239 in July. O’Malley (10-0) has not fought since his hard-fought decision win over Andre Soukhamthath at UFC 222 in March 2018. […]

Report: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera Added to UFC 239

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is building their International Fight Week event more and more, adding a thrilling bantamweight matchup between Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera to already stacked lineup. View full post on Recent News on

Morning Report: Marlon Moraes on T.J. Dillashaw’s suspension: ‘Two years is not enough’

Since coming over to the UFC from World Series of Fighting, Marlon Moraes has had his eyes on the bantamweight title, and for much of that time, that title was held by T.J. Dillashaw. After suffering a setback in his promotional debut, Moraes has gone on to win four in a row and it appeared […]

Marlon Vera open to Nathaniel Wood fight, won’t wait until August

Marlon Vera is fine with being called out. But his first priority is fighting as much as he can and he’s not going to let any opponent dictate his schedule. That includes up-and-coming bantamweight Nathaniel Wood, who has long craved an Octagon meeting with “Chito” and was thrilled when his name was mentioned by the […]

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