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UFC Fight Island 5: Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen fight card

UFC Battle Island 5: Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen struggle card

A pivotal matchup throughout the UFC‘s bantamweight division during which two high contenders, Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen, battle to maintain their positioning in the principle occasion of UFC Battle Island 5 on Oct. 10.

Moraes is available because of the No. 1 contender within the UFC’s divisional rankings. He battled Henry Cejudo for the then-vacant UFC bantamweight title in the principle occasion of UFC 238 however was completed within the third spherical.

Moraes then battled Jose Aldo at UFC 245, coming away with the win in a controversial choice. Regardless of his win, UFC President Dana White felt Aldo had received the struggle and awarded him with a future title shot, whereas Moraes has sat on the sidelines since.

Sandhagen, in the meantime, noticed a profitable streak snapped at UFC 250, the place he was submitted by Aljamain Sterling in 88 seconds. It was Sandhagen’s second professional loss and his first time completed. Previous to this loss, he had been unbeaten within the Octagon, together with choice wins over John Lineker and Raphael Assuncao in 2019.

Full UFC Battle Island 5: Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen struggle card

Major Card (8 p.m. ET, ESPN+)

Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen
Edson Barboza vs. Makwan Amirkhani
Ben Rothwell vs. Marcin Tybura
Markus Perez vs. Dricus Du Plessis
Tom Aspinall vs. Alan Baudot
Youssef Zalal vs. Ilia Topuria

Preliminary Card (5 p.m. ET, ESPN+)

Tom Breese vs. KB Bhullar
Chris Daukaus vs. Rodrigo Nascimento Ferreira
Impa Kasanganay vs. Joaquin Buckley
Ali Al-Qaisi vs. Tony Kelley
Giga Chikadze vs. Omar Antonio Morales Ferrer
Tracy Cortez vs. Stephanie Egger
Bruno Silva vs. Tagir Ulanbekov

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