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  • Marlon Moraes defend WSOF belt against Josh Hill on Sept. 13

    Kevin Iole at Cagewriter2 hrs ago

    The World Series of Fighting will return to the NBC Sports Network on Sept. 13 when Marlon Moraes defends his bantamweight title against unbeaten Josh Hill in the main event of WSOF 13, tentatively set to be in Pennsylvania, matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz told Yahoo Sports.

    Moraes, 13-4-1, is ranked No. 9 at bantamweight by Sherdog. Moraes has won seven bouts in a row. Hill is 10-0 and defeated Mike Adams via first-round knockout on June 7 in Edmonton.

    Abdelaziz said he thinks Hill can give Moraes a good fight.

    "Marlon's striking is so good, but Josh has a plan to beat him," Abdelaziz said. "Marlon is a guy who puts on exciting fights for the fans and this will be a quality test for him going against a wrestler who has good jiu-jitsu, too."

    Editor's note: Story updated at 9:23 p.m. ET to reflect bout is on NBC Sports Network, not NBC.

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