Sheymon Moraes

Sheymon da Silva Moraes (born October 11, 1990)[1] is a Brazilian mixed martial artist (MMA) who is competes in the Featherweight division of Professional Fighters League. A professional mixed martial artist since 2012, Moraes has also competed in the UFC.

Sheymon Moraes
BornSheymon da Silva Moraes[1]
(1990-10-11) October 11, 1990 (age 31)
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil[2]
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight
Bantamweight
Reach72 in (183 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofLos Angeles, California United States[2]
TeamBlack House (2011–present)[3]
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Purple belt in Judo[3]
Brown belt in kickboxing
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total20
Wins14
By knockout6
By submission1
By decision7
Losses6
By knockout2
By submission2
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Moraes trained and competed in judo from his early childhood to the age of 12. After walking away from the sport, he started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and kickboxing for fun. Eventually he started competing in Muay Thai which led him to mixed martial arts.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Moraes started his professional MMA career in 2012. Racking up a record of 6–0 in his native Brazilian circuit, Moraes signed a four-fight contract with World Series of Fighting.[4] He amassed a record of 3–1 in the organization, challenging Marlon Moraes for the WSOF Bantamweight Championship but losing in the effort.[4]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

He joined UFC after settling a two-year contract dispute with World Series of Fighting.[5][6]

Moraes made his UFC debut on November 25, 2017 against Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum.[7] He lost the fight via a submission.[8]

His next fight came on August 4, 2018 at UFC 227 against Matt Sayles.[9] He won the fight in a unanimous decision.[10]

Moraes faced Julio Arce on November 3, 2018 at UFC 230.[11] He won the fight via split decision.[12]

Moraes faced Sodiq Yusuff on March 30, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 2.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[14]

Moraes faced Andre Fili on July 13, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 155.[15] He lost the fight via knockout in round one and was subsequently released from the promotion.[16][17]

Professional Fighters LeagueEdit

On October 6, 2020, news surfaced that Moraes had signed with the Professional Fighters League.[18]

2021 SeasonEdit

Moraes made his PFL debut against Brendan Loughnane on April 23, 2021 at PFL 1.[19] He lost the bout via KO in the first round.[20]

Moraes was scheduled to face Movlid Khaybulaev at PFL 4 on June 10, 2021.[21] A day before the event, Movlid was pulled and Moraes was rescheduled to face Jesse Stirn.[22] He won the bout via a kimura submission at the end of the second round.[23]

Moraes faced Lazar Stojadinovic on August 27, 2021 at PFL 9.[24] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[25]

2022 SeasonEdit

Moraes faced Boston Salmon on April 28, 2022 at PFL 2.[26] He won the bout via unanimous decision.[27]

Moraes faced Lance Palmer on June 24, 2022 at PFL 5.[28] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[29]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Kickboxing / Muay ThaiEdit

  • Brazilian Kickboxing Champion (Three times)
  • Muay Thai Brazilian Champion (Two times)

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
20 matches 14 wins 6 losses
By knockout 6 2
By submission 1 2
By decision 7 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–6 Lance Palmer Decision (unanimous) PFL 5 June 24, 2022 3 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 14–5 Boston Salmon Decision (unanimous) PFL 2 April 28, 2022 3 5:00 Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 13–5 Lazar Stojadinovic TKO (punches) PFL 9 August 27, 2021 2 4:45 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 12–5 Jesse Stirn Submission (kimura) PFL 4 June 10, 2021 2 4:59 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Catchweight (146.8 lb) bout; Stirn missed weight.
Loss 11–5 Brendan Loughnane KO (punches) PFL 1 April 23, 2021 1 2:55 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 11–4 Andre Fili KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd July 13, 2019 1 3:07 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 11–3 Sodiq Yusuff Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje March 30, 2019 3 5:00 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 11–2 Julio Arce Decision (split) UFC 230 November 3, 2018 3 5:00 New York City, New York, United States
Win 10–2 Matt Sayles Decision (unanimous) UFC 227 August 4, 2018 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 9–2 Zabit Magomedsharipov Submission (anaconda choke) UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum November 25, 2017 3 4:30 Shanghai, China
Win 9–1 Luis Palomino Decision (unanimous) WSOF 31 June 17, 2016 3 5:00 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 8–1 Robbie Peralta TKO (punches) WSOF 26 December 18, 2015 2 3:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Featherweight debut.
Loss 7–1 Marlon Moraes Submission (rear-naked choke) WSOF 22 August 1, 2015 3 3:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For the WSOF Bantamweight Championship.
Win 7–0 Gabriel Solorio Decision (split) WSOF 16 December 13, 2014 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 6–0 Felipe Alves KO (elbow) Nitrix Champion Fight 20 April 12, 2014 1 0:20 Blumenau, Brazil
Win 5–0 Eliel dos Santos e Santos Decision (split) Team Nogueira: MMA Circuit 1 December 22, 2012 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 4–0 Pedro Nobre TKO (punches) Bitetti Combat 12 September 8, 2012 2 4:16 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 3–0 Pedro Arruda TKO (knees to the body) Bitetti Combat 12 September 8, 2012 1 2:33 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 2–0 Jefferson Silva dos Santos TKO (elbows) Mortal Kombat Championship 1 April 20, 2012 2 2:48 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 1–0 Richard Medeiros Decision (unanimous) Max Fight 11 March 17, 2012 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mixed martial arts show results Date: August 1, 2015
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  3. ^ a b Guilherme Cruz (July 13, 2019). "From missed childhood to Anderson Silva's advice, Sheymon Moraes finds happiness in the UFC". mmafighting.com.
  4. ^ a b Guilherme Cruz (February 24, 2017). "Sheymon Moraes requests his release from WSOF, 'disrespectful' Ray Sefo (updated)". mmafighting.com.
  5. ^ "Welcome to the UFC: Sheymon Moraes". MMA Today. 2017-10-23. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  6. ^ "With contract dispute in rearview mirror, Sheymon Moraes is anxious to fight real fights again". Ag. Fight. 2017-11-23. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
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  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night 122 results: Flawless Zabit Magomedsharipov chokes out Sheymon Moraes with 30 seconds left". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-25. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
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  12. ^ Doherty, Dan (2018-11-03). "UFC 230 Results: Sheymon Moraes Tops Julio Arce in Bloody Battle". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
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  17. ^ Steven Marrocco (October 3, 2019). "Sheymon Moraes announces release from UFC". mmafighting.com.
  18. ^ Tristen Critchfield (October 6, 2020). "Cezar 'Mutante' Among Eight New Additions to Professional Fighters League Roster". Sherdog.com.
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  25. ^ "Wade, Khaybulaev, Carlos Junior and Hamlet lock up PFL championship berths". ESPN.com. 2021-08-27. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
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