One-time bantamweight title challenger Marlon Moraes seems back on track as he gets back into action against Song Yadong in a bout scheduled to take place at the upcoming UFC event scheduled for March 12.
Multiple sources confirmed the MMA Fighting match on Monday with verbal agreements from both athletes. MMA Junkie initially reported seizures.
Once heralded as the future 135-pound champion, Moraes has recently fallen on hard times 1-4 in his past five games, including three in a row. Most recently, Moraes engaged in a war with Merab Dvalishvili before finally succumbing to strikes in the second round at UFC 266 in September.
Now, Moraes will look to return to her victories while facing one of the top 135-pound prospects in the UFC.
The 24-year-old boxer from China trains from Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California, where he works under longtime training Urijah Faber. The upcoming fight against Moraes will be his biggest test to date as Song looks set to graduate from potential candidate to candidate.
MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz contributed to this report.
https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/12/20/22846526/marlon-moraes-vs-song-yadong-in-the-works-for-ufc-event-on-march-12 Marlon Moraes vs Song Yadong in UFC event on March 12