Josh Hill Gets Second Crack at Moraes’ Belt at WSOF 32

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Marlon Moraes vs Josh Hill 1 | photo: WSOF

Marlon Moraes vs Josh Hill 1 | photo: WSOF

(WSOF Press Release)

LAS VEGAS (May 10, 2016) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) has announced a new main event and second championship rematch between reigning bantamweight (135 pounds) kingpin Marlon Moraes (16-4-1) and streaking challenger Josh “Gentleman” Hill (14-1), for its stacked Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at XFINITY Arena at Everett on Saturday, July 30, live on NBCSN at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.

The highly-anticipated world featherweight (145 pounds) title fight and second showdown between Alexandre “Capitao” Almeida (18-5) and the man he took the title from – Lance Palmer (10-2) – will now serve as the co-main event of WSOF32: Moraes vs. Hill II.

“The magnitude of this event has increased dramatically with the addition of a second world title fight and rematch between Marlon Moraes, who has been unstoppable, in the cage, and one of the most formidable and talented contenders in the world in Josh Hill” said World Series of Fighting PresidentRay Sefo.

The second meeting between Moraes and Hill comes 17 months after the two superstars went the five-round distance of their championship main event fight at WSOF18 on February 12, 2015, with Moraes successfully defending his coveted title by way of unanimous decision.

The 5-foot-6, 28 year-old Moraes of Howell, N.J. via Nova Friburgo, Brazil is a former Muay Thai champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt whose reign of terror in the 135-pound division has been ongoing since the end of 2011, when he ignited a win streak that has spanned 11 straight fights, including 3 defenses of his World Series of Fighting title.

In his last start and third title defense at WSOF28 on February 20, Moraes, who captured the World Series of Fighting crown with a unanimous decision overJosh Rettinghouse on March 29, 2014, needed just 1 minute and 13 seconds to score a brutal TKO on Joseph Barajas with a series of rapid-fire leg kicks.

Since the first meeting with Moraes, his only loss to date, the 5-foot-6, 29-year-old Hill of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada has rebounded with four straight victories, a streak that Hill started with a third round (2:01) submission (rear-naked choke) of Rettinghouse on May 30, 2015.

Hill is coming off of a unanimous decision win over Bendy Casimir on April 9, in a bout that took place in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

Priced from $29, tickets for WSOF32: Moraes vs. Hill II are on sale at XFINITYArenaEverett.com and WSOF.com.

In other action on the live NBCSN telecast, costumed crusader Phoenix Jones(6-1-1) aka Ben Fodor of Seattle, Wash. will look to settle his rivalry with adopted brother Caros “The Future” Fodor (10-5) of Seattle in a 162-pound catchweight affair.

Additional bouts for WSOF32: Moraes vs. Hill II will be announced soon.

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9 Responses to “ Josh Hill Gets Second Crack at Moraes’ Belt at WSOF 32 ”

  1. Jay says:

    Good to see Canada’s best 135er back in action.

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  2. A.D.Clay says:

    How is this company still putting on shows….. smh.

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  3. Real Talk says:

    Jesse Arnett would smash this guy. Hill is so boring and he couldn’t finish a bag of Doritos.

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  4. topmmafan says:

    Haha ^^^ SMH to the above comment. Where’s your next stand up act bud? Guys crushing cans and now he’s a world beater lol.

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  5. Big cat says:

    Who is crushing cans ? Why you guys talking bout me … I show up and I finish ! We will see who is number 1 soon enough I promise you this … Laramie will whoop you too boy

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  6. topmmafan says:

    @BigCat The only tough competition you have faced was Imperato and you were submitted by that racist. You beat a an extremely declining DeLorme who is done and a local circuit cornhusker from Nebraska. Waardenburg has been submitted 75 percent of his losses and you decision’d a flyweight in Davis. Try and fight somebody worth mentioning and try finishing them. Too many cans man, too many cans.

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  7. Real Talk says:

    He lost to Imperato years ago, he has improved leaps and bounds and has defeated a UFC vet, at the time Davis was ranked like number 2 flyweight in Canada. Waarenburg is also a high ranked Canadian. Hill humps more legs then my dog and watching him fight is a slow torture, at least Jesse fights to finish and his fights are exciting cuz he fights like its kill or be killed. When Jesse fights Hill he will stuff the take down and light Hill up and finish him.

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  8. topmmafan says:

    As I said. Fight someone noteworthy first. Finish them. And then maybe he will Deserve to Fight Hill. Gotta earn it baby!

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  9. Joe lewis says:

    Good luck to the gentleman , last fight was great … Hopefully this will equally be as good !!! With a different outcome….

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