Marlon Moraes forced into retirement once again after his seventh straight KO loss vs Gabriel Braga in PFL 4 2023

Marlon Moraes’ bad run of form continues as he suffered a brutal knockout loss to Gabriel Braga in the first round of their fight at the recently concluded PFL event. This was the former UFC title challenger’s third straight defeat in PFL after making his debut in the promotion in November of 2022.

Marlon Moraes retires again after PFL 4 loss vs Gabriel Braga

Marlon Moraes announced his retirement in March 2022 from MMA after suffering his fourth consecutive loss in the UFC. However, a few months after his initial decision, Moraes changed his mind and declared that he is coming out of retirement.

The former UFC title challenger signed a contract with PFL and made his debut for the new promotion in November 2022. Unfortunately, his comeback has not been gone as per expectations as he suffered his seventh consecutive knockout loss in MMA. After losing to Gabriel Braga at PFL 4, the interviewer asked Moraes whether he was retiring.

Marlon announced that he is retiring for good and explained the reason behind taking this decision. “I wish I had better performances here, but guys, I gave it all my heart. I trained hard. I can look myself in the mirror every day and be proud of myself. I’ve been kickboxing [and doing] MMA since I was nine. I’m 35. 26 years, I gave all my life for this.”

The former UFC star concluded his retirement speech by saying “I can’t be sad today. Man, I’m happy. I have a beautiful wife, two kids. I’m a happy man, you know?”

Watch: Gabriel Braga brutally KO’s Marlon Moraes in PFL 4

Marlon Moraes squared off against Gabriel Braga in the final preliminary bout of 2023 PFL 4 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atalanta, Braga.  Speaking about this matchup, Braga started the fight very aggressively. He landed a beautiful combination early in the first round and wobbled the Brazilian featherweight.

Thereafter he dropped Marlon with a powerful right hand and followed it with a few ground strikes. This is when the referee decided it was enough and stopped the fight. With this win, Braga maintained his undefeated streak and improved his record to 11-0.

Meanwhile, Magic finished his MMA career with a record of 23-13. In the end, despite announcing his retirement on a sour note, Marlon Moraes still has a lot to be proud of from his illustrious career.


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