Mariana Morais

Mariana Morais (born May 3, 1995) is a Brazilian female mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division. From April 2020 to October 2020, Fight Matrix had Morais ranked within the top 10 of the rankings for Women's Featherweight+, rising to as high as #9.[2]

Mariana Morais
Born (1995-05-03) May 3, 1995 (age 27)
São João da Boa Vista, Brazil
Other namesThe Razor
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Featherweight
Reach66.0 in (168 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofNiterói, Brazil
TeamParaná Vale Tudo
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total29
Wins17
By knockout4
By submission8
By decision5
Losses12
By knockout2
By submission4
By decision6
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Starting her career in 2012, Morais compiled a 9-2 record on the regional Brazilian scene before she was signed to Invicta Fighting Championships as a 19 year old.[3]

In her one fight at the time in the promotion, Morais faced Roxanne Modafferi at Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad on September 12, 2015, and lost via TKO stoppage in the third round.[4]

Returning to the regional Brazilian scene, Morais won 3 out the next 4 bouts, losing only to future UFC fighter Karol Rosa via unanimous decision.

Morais faced Ariane Lipski on October 22, 2017 at KSW 40 for the KSW Women's Flyweight Championship. She lost via rear-naked choke less than a minute into the first round.[5]

Morais faced Vanessa Porto on January 13, 2018 at Invicta FC 27: Kaufman vs. Kianzad.[6] She lost the fight via a rear-naked choke on round one.[7]

Morais would then lose the next 4 out of 6 bouts on the regional Brazilian scene, including for the Shooto Brazil Women's Bantamweight Championship at Shooto Brasil 81 against Lara Procópio via unanimous decision. One of the bouts she did win was for the NCE Flyweight Championship.

Morais competed in the one night Shooto Brasil Women's Lightweight Grand Prix on March 1, 2020, with the winner gaining a contract for the 2021 Professional Fighters League season. Morais started the event by facing Dayana Silva, from Nova União. In a tough fight, she won by split decision. She qualified for the final, where she faced Bianca Daimoni, from Chute Boxe, who had beaten Yana Gadelha in the semifinal. The São Paulo fighter needed less than two minutes to knock out Daimoni, in a straightforward exchange of blows.[8]

Professional Fighters LeagueEdit

Morais was announced to be participating in the PFL for the 2021 season, and faced Kayla Harrison on May 6, 2021 at PFL 3.[9] She lost the bout via TKO in the first round.[10]

Morais faced Kaitlin Young on June 25, 2021 at PFL 6.[11] She won the close bout via split decision.[12][13]

Although she was eliminated from championship contention, she was scheduled to face Zamzagul Fayzallanova on August 19, 2021 at PFL 8.[14] However, Zamzagul has to pull out of the bout and she was replaced by Claudia Zamora.[15] After Larissa Pacheco was removed the tournament due to weight cut issues, Morais, who finished fifth in final standings, was reinstated as a replacement to face Taylor Guardado in the Semifinals off the Women's Lightweight tournament on August 19, 2021 at PFL 8.[16] She lost the back-and-forth bout via split decision.[17]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • New Corpore Extreme
    • NCE Flyweight Championship

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
29 matches 17 wins 12 losses
By knockout 4 2
By submission 8 4
By decision 5 6
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 17–12 Taylor Guardado Decision (split) PFL 8 August 19, 2021 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States 2021 PFL Women's Lightweight Semifinals.
Win 17–11 Kaitlin Young Decision (split) PFL 6 June 25, 2021 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 16–11 Kayla Harrison TKO (punches) PFL 3 May 6, 2021 1 1:23 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 16–10 Bianca Daimoni KO (punches) Shooto Brasil: Grand Prix March 1, 2020 1 1:19 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 15–10 Dayana Silva Decision (split) 3 5:00 Lightweight debut.
Win 14–10 Sidy Rocha Decision (unanimous) Shooto Brazil 99 December 20, 2019 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 13–10 Vanessa Melo Decision (split) Future FC 5 May 24, 2019 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 13–9 Norma Dumont Decision (majority) Shooto Brazil 86 August 5, 2018 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return to Bantamweight.
Loss 13–8 Daiane Firmino Submission (arm-triangle choke) Standout Fighting Tournament 3 July 21, 2018 3 1:04 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 13–7 Núbia Nascimento Decision (unanimous) New Corpore Extreme 26 May 5, 2018 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Won the vacant NCE Flyweight Championship. Return to Flyweight.
Loss 12–7 Lara Procópio Decision (unanimous) Shooto Brasil 81 March 17, 2018 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil For the vacant Shooto Brazil Women's Bantamweight Championship. Return to Bantamweight.
Loss 12–6 Vanessa Porto Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 27: Kaufman vs. Kianzad January 13, 2018 1 4:19 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 12–5 Ariane Lipski Submission (rear-naked choke) KSW 40 October 22, 2017 1 0:58 Dublin, Ireland For the KSW Women's Flyweight Championship. Return to Flyweight.
Win 12–4 Vitória Ferreira TKO (punches) Curitiba Top Fight 11 July 1, 2017 2 4:15 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 11–4 Jéssica Suelem Submission (rear-naked choke) Curitiba Top Fight 10 February 24, 2017 1 1:03 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 10–4 Karol Rosa Decision (unanimous) HCC The Start 4 December 17, 2016 3 5:00 Vila Velha, Brazil
Win 10–3 Laisa Coimbra Submission (arm-triangle choke) Floripa Fight Girls October 15, 2016 1 1:23 Florianópolis, Brazil Return to Bantamweight.
Loss 9–3 Roxanne Modafferi TKO (punches) Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad September 12, 2015 3 4:40 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 9–2 Marta Souza Submission (armbar) MMA Leones: Clevinho vs. Fiel December 20, 2014 2 2:04 Fazenda Rio Grande, Brazil
Win 8–2 Cristina Mejia Decision (unanimous) Peru FC 19 December 3, 2014 3 5:00 Lima, Peru
Win 7–2 Stephanie Bragayrac Submission (arm-triangle choke) Explosion MMA 4 November 15, 2014 2 N/A Curitiba, Brazil
Win 6–2 Geisyele Nascimento Submission (armbar) Striker's House Cup 43 October 25, 2014 1 2:12 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 5–2 Gisele Cardoso Submission (rear-naked choke) Sao Jose Top Fight 1 September 21, 2014 1 0:52 São José dos Pinhais, Brazil
Loss 4–2 Luciana Pereira Decision (unanimous) Shooto Brasil 49 August 24, 2014 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Bantamweight bout.
Loss 4–1 Jennifer Maia Submission (rear-naked choke) Circuito Talent de MMA 9 May 10, 2014 2 2:18 São José dos Pinhais, Brazil
Win 4–0 Mariana Leonardo Submission (straight armbar) Circuito Talent de MMA 8 April 12, 2014 1 0:44 Valinhos, Brazil
Win 3–0 Margarete Soares Submission (guillotine choke) Pocos Fight MMA 2 August 24, 2013 1 3:54 Poços de Caldas, Brazil
Win 2–0 Bruna Godoy TKO (punches) Explosive MMA Fighter 4 May 18, 2013 1 0:40 São Simão, Brazil
Win 1–0 Juliana Cristina TKO (punches) Explosive MMA Fighter May 26, 2012 1 1:40 São Simão, Brazil Flyweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  9. ^ Santiago, Chris De (2021-03-09). "PFL Announce Heavyweight & Women's Lightweight Matchups For New Season". LowKickMMA.com. Retrieved 2021-05-01.
  10. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-05-06). "PFL 3 Results: Kayla Harrison Beats Down Mariana Morais". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  11. ^ Newswire, MMA Fighting (2021-06-01). "Kayla Harrison vs. Cindy Dandois headlines PFL 6 card on June 25, Fabricio Werdum also returns". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
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  15. ^ "#PFLPlayoffs update (this Thursday)". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-08-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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