The former World Series of Fighting champion had a statement victory in the main event of UFC Fortaleza on Saturday night, as he earned a first-round submission over the always tough Raphael Assuncao. The time of the stoppage via guillotine choke at Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste was 3:17.
With the victory, Moraes avenged his only UFC loss and his only defeat overall since 2011.
Former UFC champion Jose Aldo faced Renato Moicano in a featherweight contest in the co-main event. Aldo shoed he's still a finisher and put a lot of punches on Moicano to gain TKO victory in 2nd round. VIDEO HERE.
Marlon Moraes def. Raphael Assuncao via sub (guillotine) (R1, 3:17)
Jose Aldo def. Renato Moicano via 2nd-round TKO (0:44)
Demian Maia def. Lyman Good via sub (RNC) (R1, 2:38)
Charles Oliveira def. David Teymur via sub (anaconda choke) (R2, 0:55)
Johnny Walker def. Justin Ledet via first-round TKO (0:15)
Livia Renata Souza def. Sarah Frota via split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Markus Perez def. Anthony Hernandez via submission (anaconda choke) (2nd, 1:07)
Mara Romero Borella def. Taila Santos via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Thiago Alves def. Max Griffin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Junior Albini via second-round TKO (0:54)
Geraldo de Freitas Jr. def. Felipe Colares via UD (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Said Nurmagomedov def. Ricardo Ramos via first-round TKO (2:28)
Rogerio Bontorin def. Magomed Bibulatov via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: None awarded
- Performance of the Night: Marlon Moraes, José Aldo, Charles Oliveira and Johnny Walker