Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Moraes vs Braga?
Gabriel Alves Braga beat Marlon Moraes by during the prelims of PFL 4, on Thursday 8th June 2023 at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Gabriel Alves Braga.
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).
Moraes vs Braga stats
Marlon Moraes stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 12 loses and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Gabriel Alves Braga made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Moraes had a slight advantage in power over Braga, with a 43% knock out percentage over Braga's 40%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Moraes had a large advantage over Braga, boasting at 26% submission rate over Braga's 0%.
Marlon Moraes was the older man by 10 years, at 35 years old.
Braga had a height advantage of 4 inches over Moraes.
Moraes was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 16 year and 7 months later than Braga, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 42 more professional rounds, 72 to Braga's 30.
Moraes vs Braga form
Moraes had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Brendan Loughnane at PFL 1 on 1st April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Theater - Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Rob Font at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Moraes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Braga's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Moraes vs Braga?
Marlon Moraes was a 13/8 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Gabriel Alves Braga made his way into the ring at 4/9 (-230) with oddsmakers.