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Marlon Moraes (14-4-1) was considerably outsized by Cody Bollinger (16-3) in the WSOF 13 main event, but that didn’t stop the organization’s bantamweight champion from scoring a second-round submission in the non-title headliner.
Former Shooto middleweight champion Carlos Alexandre Pereira claimed the Shooto Brazil welterweight championship with a split-decision victory over Luiz Gustavo Dutra in August, but he will have to return the belt.
Despite some 17 months of inactivity, Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson (12-3) showed absolutely no signs of ring rust, destroying a gritty but overmatched Yasuko Tamada (15-9-3) to retain her 105-pound belt.
While Marlon Moraes’ WSOF bantamweight title won’t be on the line when he meets Cody Bollinger in next weekend’s WSOF 13 headliner, the Brazilian considers it a title match and vows to send his opponent the belt with a loss.
Jim Ross, a pro wrestling Hall of Fame announcer who has made no secret about his desire to broadcast mixed martial arts, will be teaming with controversial fighter Chael Sonnen, in doing the broadcasting for Battleground MMA, a pay-per-view show from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on Oct. 3.