Sheymon Moraes

Brazil

Out
Injury Foot
Est. Return 1/15/2020
Dealt six-month medical suspension
FeatherweightUFC
Out
July 15, 2019
Moraes was handed a potential six-month medical suspension from the California State Athletic Commission due to a possible nose and left foot fracture, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Following a tough loss handed to him by Andre Fili, Moraes could be on the shelf for the remainder of 2019 as he deals with a few injuries. If cleared by a doctor, Moraes could return sooner, with more information coming out in the next few weeks.
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Falls for second straight fight
FeatherweightUFC
Out
July 13, 2019
Moraes lost to Andre Fili via KO (punches) at 3:07 in Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sacramento.
ANALYSIS
Moraes is a perfectly competent 135-pounder, but he had no prayer on this night against a pumped up Fili competing in his hometown. Instead of trying to slow the pace down and take advantage of Fili's aggressiveness, Moraes decided to go toe-to-toe with his opponent and he came up on the short end. Moraes is a better fighter than his 2-3 record with the UFC would lead you to believe, but he needs to get his act together his next time out. Three straight setbacks could very easily lead to a release.
Set to fight in July
FeatherweightUFC
Out
May 29, 2019
Moraes will battle Andre Fili in a featherweight matchup at UFC Sacramento on July 13th, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Moraes will hope to bounce back after losing to Sadiq Yusuff by unanimous decision back in March, which dropped his UFC record to 2-2. He'll be giving up two inches in reach and three inches in height to Fili, who last defeated Myles Jury by decision in February. Fili also has superior wrestling and volume striking numbers despite a larger sample size. Neither man has been able to find finishing power of late, however, so it's not the most attractive matchup from a fantasy standpoint.
Battles hard in decision loss to Sodiq Yusuff
FeatherweightUFC
Out
March 30, 2019
Moraes lost to Sodiq Yusuff via unanimous decision (27-29, 27-29, 28-29) at UFC on ESPN 2 on Saturday in Philadelphia.
ANALYSIS
A physical battle in which both men looked pretty good, Moraes ate one monster shot midway through Round 3 that sent crumbling to the mat and that ended any chance he had of earning the judge's decision. Although Moraes lost the unofficial total strike battle by a count of 99-to-58, this fight was very close until the closing minutes. Moraes has a bright future despite Saturday's setback. His three career losses have come against Yusuff, Zabit Magomedsharipov, and Marlon Moraes.
Paired against Sodiq Yusuff
FeatherweightUFC
Out
February 5, 2019
Moraes will face Sodiq Yusuff in Philadelphia on March 30, Chamatkar Sandhu of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
After losing his UFC debut against Zabit Magomedsharipov back in 2017, Moraes has won two straight fights with the promotion, with decision victories over Matt Sayles and Julio Arce. His opponent, Yusuff, will be making his second career UFC appearance after beating Suman Mokhtarian by first-round TKO in December.
Takes bloody split decision from Julio Arce at MSG
FeatherweightUFC
Out
November 3, 2018
Moraes defeated Julio Arce via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-26) at UFC 230 on Saturday in New York City.
ANALYSIS
Moraes continues to show why he is one of the most underrated featherweights on the UFC roster. The 28-year-old Brazilian dropped Arce with a beautiful shot in Round 1 and followed that up with a strong second frame. He faded a bit in Round 3, but the damage was already done. Moraes has lost just twice in his professional career, and the two setbacks came against elite, world-class competition in Zabit Magomedsharipov and Marlon Moraes. Sheymon needs to be taken seriously moving forward. He's legit.