Sergio Moraes Wants A Top 10 Opponent


Sergio Moraes defeated late replacement opponent Davi Ramos by decision at UFC Fight Night 106.

With that victory behind him, only a top 10 opponent would be acceptable for Moraes.

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“I haven’t lost in the division,” Moraes said after the event. “My only UFC loss was ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ finale against (Cezar) Mutante, fighting at middleweight, when I was a jiu-jitsu fighter just learning MMA. I think I deserve this. I have fought a guy who’s up there in the top 10 (Neil Magny), who I submitted (at UFC 163, with a triangle choke), and I deserve a top-10 (opponent) in a scheduled, certain fight. And that he doesn’t get hurt in the last week. Because I’ll take the fight if they send someone else, but that’s bad. I want to fight the guy I’ve been matched up against.”

Moraes has now earned a total of six wins in the UFC. Although he earned the decision over Ramos, it wasn’t exactly a great performance in Moraes’ mind.

“I wanted to put on a better performance for the fans, like I said I would, but there’s the factor that my fight changed one week out,” Moraes said. “I was training for a guy with a totally different body type, a totally different game, and suddenly he gets injured, and I get a guy who’s as good as I am on the ground. And I have to worry about the fight going to the ground, as well, and not get it there carelessly, because there was a risk, (with) a tight position I’d have to tap, or he’d have to tap.”

Ramos was making his UFC debut that night as well.

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