Matt Sayles vs. Sheymon Moraes Added to UFC 227 Lineup in Los Angeles
By: Tristen Critchfield Jul 10, 2018
Sayles, one of the most recent contract winners from Dana
White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, will make his Octagon debut
The promotion announced the featherweight pairing on Tuesday
evening. UFC 227 takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
on Aug. 4 and is headlined by a bantamweight championship rematch
Dillashaw and Cody
Garbrandt. Sayles vs. Moraes will headline the UFC Fight Pass
portion of the preliminary card.
Sayles punched his ticket to the UFC with a first-round technical
knockout of Yazan Hajeh
on Episode 2 of the Contender Series on June 19. The 24-year-old
Alliance MMA product owns a 7-1 career mark that includes six
triumphs via knockout or technical knockout.
A four-time veteran of World Series of Fighting, Moraes debuted in
the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 122, where he suffered a third-round
submission defeat against Zabit
Magomedsharipov on Nov. 25. The 27-year-old Brazilian is 9-2 as
a professional overall.