Marlon Moraes scored one of the most vicious knockouts of the year over the weekend at UFC Fight Night 123 at Save Mart Arena in Fresno, Calif.
The vicious knockout came courtesy of a perfectly placed left knee in the opening round.
With the win, Moraes not only threw his hat into the mix for knockout of the year but he put the entire bantamweight division on notice as a real contender. It was the second straight victory inside of the Octagon for the Brazilian.
Sterling was taken from the cage on a stretcher.
You can watch the vicious knockout below:
The good news is that despite the scare Sterling is perfectly healthy.
Hats off to Marlon. Thought I timed the TD perfectly and he was able to land a nasty knee. Sucks to be the nail, but this is the fight game. I'm ok for all those asking 🙏🏾
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) December 10, 2017
Moraes wished Sterling well immediately following the bout.
Thank God for the win but way more importantly praying that Aljamain is fine and 100 % healthy !! This game is nothing compared to our health . Must respect for him and his amazing team !
— Marlon Moraes (@MMARLONMORAES) December 10, 2017