Ali Abdel Aziz: Cody Bollinger is really the only guy that can fight Marlon Moraes

The World Series of Fighting Executive Vice President Ali Abdel-Aziz recently stated that Marlon Moraes would be fighting for the inaugural bantamweight title in his next fight and it appears it will be against Cody Bollinger.

Photo credit: WSOF/Lucas Noonan
Photo credit: WSOF/Lucas Noonan

Bollinger made his World Series of Fighting debut last night and won a decision over Tyson Nam. A majority of people felt that Nam should have won the fight, including Abdel-Aziz.

However, the three judges scoring the fight for the Florida State Boxing Commission scored the fight 29-28 for Bollinger.

With the win over Nam, Abdel-Aziz told last night that Bollinger is really the only guy to fight Moraes.

“Cody Bollinger is the only guy really that can fight Marlon Moraes,” Abel-Aziz said. “This fight is going to happen, but I was not really happy with Cody’s performance. I was being told that he broke his rib before the fight. I wasn’t pleased with this fight but mostly likely Cody Bollinger will fight Marlon Moraes next.”

Bollinger (15-2, 1NC) has won back to back fights since his exit from Bellator, where he competed as a featherweight. He is 7-1, 1NC in his last nine fights and nine of his fifteen wins have come by knockout or submission. Moraes (12-4-1) is currently on a six fight winning streak and has defeated Tyson Ham, Brandon Hempleman, and Carson Beebe in the World Series of Fighting.

Abdel-Aziz initially targeted to have Moraes fight for the title at the next World Series of Fighting event on March 29th, which will take place in Las Vegas. A venue for this event has not been announced at this time and with Bollinger having a broken rib, it seems unlikely that the title fight will take place on the March 29th card.