Video: Marlon Moraes hands Jimmie Rivera first UFC loss with huge head kick in 30 seconds - MMA - TheMacLife

Video: Marlon Moraes hands Jimmie Rivera first UFC loss with huge head kick in 30 seconds

Marlon Moraes didn’t need long to win in Utica on Friday night.

By TheMacLife - 2 Jun 2018

For the first time in nearly a decade, Jimmie Rivera felt what its like to be on the losing end of a mixed martial arts bout. At UFC Utica, it was Marlon Moraes who did the honours.

As the pair met in the centre of the cage — after both refusing to touch gloves — Moraes landed a huge head kick to his opponent in 33 seconds, sending Rivera crashing to the canvas. A couple of follow up punches brought the contest to a close.

The win will push Moraes up the bantamweight rankings, with talks of a title shot surely not far away — something the man himself called for in his post-fight interview.

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