Marlon Moraes: UFC Fortaleza Octagon Interview

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Marlon Moraes avenged a previous loss to Raphael Assuncao in the UFC Fortaleza main event on Saturday in Brazil. After the fight, Moraes revealed the he fought illness all week leading up tot he fight.

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The fight promotion keeps traveling south next week with its first trip of the year to Australia for UFC 234. The Melbourne fight card is topped by Robert Whittaker putting his middleweight championship on the line opposite Kelvin Gastelum with former 185-pound kingpin Anderson Silva putting his legacy on the line against Israel Adesanya, whom many consider to be the new, refined version of Silva.