WSOF Bantamweight champion, Marlon Moraes (13-4-1) was expected to defend his title against undefeated Canadian, Josh Hill (10-0). Unfortunately, due to an injury suffered by the challenger, that fight will not come to fruition.
Josh Hill reacted to the injury and announcement on his twitter:
— josh hill (@gentlemanjhill) September 3, 2014
Instead, bantamweight Cody Bollinger (16-2, 1 NC) has stepped in to replace Hill on short notice, and allow Marlon Moraes to remain in the main event. However the fight is no longer for the bantamweight title, instead it will be a 5-round non-title fight contested at a catchweight of 140lbs, as reported by MMAJunkie.com.
The champion, Marlon Moraes last competed at WSOF 9, where he captured the inaugural WSOF bantamweight title by defeating Josh Rettinghouse over 5-rounds for a unanimous decision. The Brazilian is an unbeaten 5-0 in the promotion with a pair of impressive knockout wins over Tyson Nam and Carson Beebe.
Cody Bollinger signed a contract with the World Series of Fighting, coming off a disappointing showing on season 18 of TUF. ‘The Cali Cowboy’ quickly put that behind him, winning back-to-back fights to begin his WSOF career—over Tyson Nam and recently submitting Pablo Alfonso at WSOF 11.
WSOF 13 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 13th at the Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
As of now it seems Cody Bollinger has not officially signed the contract to fight Marlon Moraes, but it is a fight that he wants.
I have not signed the contract yet. Still working out details. But yes I do want this fight! Idc short notice moraes will be mine — Cody Bollinger (@CodyBollinger) September 3, 2014
Still working out details in the contract. I will tell you all when it’s official and contract is signed
— Cody Bollinger (@CodyBollinger) September 3, 2014
WSOF 13 Fight Card:
- 140 lb catchweight: Cody Bollinger vs. Marlon Moraes
- Keon Caldwell vs. Ozzy Dugulubgov
- Isaiah Chapman vs. Timur Valiev
- Tom Marcellino vs. Frankie Perez
- Tenyeh Dixon vs. Emmanuel Walo
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Brigitte Narcise
- Matt Secor vs. Brett Shoenfelt
- Nick Browne vs. Sidney Outlaw
- Jonathan Hughes vs. Daisuke Yamaji
- Luciano Cristovam vs. Mike Pope
- Sidemar Honorio vs. Matthew Lozano