Marlon Moraes scored one of his career's biggest victories on Friday when he emerged on top in his first octagonal title at UFC Fight Night 131.
After leaving his UFC debut, Moraes (21-6-1) MMA, 3-1 UFC) pushed his winning streak to three fights when he defeated Jimmie Rivera (21-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) by first round knockout in the headline televised by FS1 at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica , NY with the win, Moraes could be next on the list for a title fight in the bantamweight division.
See below the main reactions of Twitter to the victory of Moraes over Rivera in UFC Fight Night 131.
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Nothing more respect for Jimmy Rivera and his family. Undoubtedly one of the best fighters in the world. Keep your champion head. You will come back stronger.
– Ali Abdelaziz (@ AliAbdelaziz00) June 2, 2018
Moraes's left header knocks down Rivera and prepares for the final! #UFCUTICA
– Rob Tatum (@ RobTatum303) June 2, 2018
Well, that was fast. Damn it
– Chuck Mindenhall (@ChuckMindenhall) June 2, 2018
Marlon Moraes took his sweet moment to show up at the UFC, but once he did … DAMN!
– Matheus Aquino (@ MatheusDCAquino) June 2, 2018
Daaaaaaaaaaamn son !!!!!!! I'm an 85er and I do not want to be kicked by that man @MMARLONMORAES ???
– Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) June 2, 2018
Marlon Moraes is a gangster in the streets. Hide your children Hide your wife. Moraes comes to collect the tithe.
– Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) June 2, 2018
head that blow sounded like someone just hit a home run. #UFCUTICA
– Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 2, 2018
WHAT !? !!? !!! ?? That was a kick in the head of HELL !! ?????????????
– Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithmma)) June 2, 2018
– Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) June 2, 2018  Hype train ? ?
– Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) June 2, 2018
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