Apr 01 2023
Saturday

The Theater - Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
25-4-0
KO 2
KO 2
23-11-0

The tape

34
Age
36
5' 9" / 176 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
66.5" / 169 cm

Tape record

KOUDUDUDSD
Form
KOKOKOKOKO
25
Wins
23
13
By KO
10
52
KO%
43
1
By SUB
6
4
SUB%
26
4
Loses
11
0
Stopped
8
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
1
2010
Debut
2007
29
Bouts
35
70
Rounds
69
5 hours, 9 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 30 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Brendan Loughnane vs Marlon Moraes report

Who won Loughnane vs Moraes?

Brendan Loughnane beat Marlon Moraes by knockout in the 2nd round during the main event of PFL 1, on Saturday 1st April 2023 at The Theater - Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Loughnane vs Moraes stats

Brendan Loughnane stepped into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Marlon Moraes made his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 11 losses and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

This was Brendan Loughnane's 13th fight in the PFL, having made his debut for the promotion in 2019.

Brendan Loughnane's PFL record stood at 11-2-0, while Marlon Moraes' came in at 0-3-0.

The stats suggested Loughnane had a slight advantage in power over Moraes, with a 52% knock out percentage over Moraes' 43%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Moraes had a large advantage over Loughnane, boasting a 26% submission rate over Loughnane's 4%.

Brendan Loughnane was the younger man by 2 years, at 34 years old.

Loughnane had a height advantage of 3 inches over Moraes. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Loughnane was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 years and 2 months later than Moraes, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 76 to Moraes' 72.

Loughnane vs Moraes form

Loughnane had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Bubba Jenkins at PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship on 25th November 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Chris Wade at PFL 2022 #9 on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ago Huski at PFL 2022 #5 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Before that, he was victorious against Ryoji Kudo at PFL 2022 #2 on 28th April 2022 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.

He had lost to Movlid Khaybulaev at PFL 2021 #9 on 27th August 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.

Moraes had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had been beaten by Gabriel Alves Braga at PFL 4 on 8th June 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Previous to that, he had been defeated by Brendan Loughnane at PFL 1 on 1st April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Theater - Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Sheymon Moraes at PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship on 25th November 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York.

Before that, he had been beaten by Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had been defeated by Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marlon Moraes had been fighting more than Brendan Loughnane.

Going to this contest, Brendan Loughnane had last fought 1 year, 7 months and 23 days ago, while Marlon Moraes' last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 10 days ago.

Loughnane's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Moraes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Loughnane vs Moraes?

Brendan Loughnane was a 1/8 (-770) favourite going into the contest, while Marlon Moraes made his way into the ring at 24/5 (+480) with oddsmakers.

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