When the UFC crowns a new champion for a vacant title, the company knows that for the rankings and division to continue its movement they need to look at match ups like Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen. These types of fights are the main event fights that give us a “contender-is-on-the-line” type of vibe. And if that wasn’t enough, both of their highlight reels show us two contenders clearly wanting to be the one who takes their next step in the Bantamweight division in the right direction — toward their Championship dreams.
Marlon Moraes was so close to capturing UFC gold, getting the opportunity against Henry Cejudo, only to be finished by the former UFC double champ last year. The hunger for championship gold has never left Moraes; taking this tough fight against Sandhagen at UFC Fight Island 5 proved that.
Cory Sandhagen looked to bounce back on Fight Island and continue the momentum he had with his five-fight win streak inside the UFC before he was derailed by Aljamain Sterling.
When it came down to it on Saturday, Sandhagen had a beautiful spinning wheel kick to finish Marlon Moraes in the second round. What a performance and spectacular kick to cap off what was an amazing night of fights!
Here is how the pros reacted to UFC Fight Island 5 main event between Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen.
Let’s fucking go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love watching this man work!!!!!
— Jalin Turner (@JalinTurner) October 11, 2020
Man I hate to see either of these guys lose their both so nice but man 135 is stacked with killers
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 11, 2020
If ya 25c ass don’t shut up and go away already and let the non-retired fighters fight 🙄 https://t.co/cdSb4a7Vz2
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) October 11, 2020
ENTER. THE. SANDMAN. #UFCFightIsland5
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) October 11, 2020
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) October 11, 2020
That is impressive af #UFCFightIsland5
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) October 11, 2020
Wow @cors_life is a dog! What a card tonight. There are like 8 fights deserving of a bonus.
— Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) October 11, 2020
Hell yea! Great job @cors_life
— Neil Magny (@NeilMagny) October 11, 2020
Nice kick!! #UFCFightIsland5
— Edmen Shahbazyan (@edmenshahbazyan) October 11, 2020
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