Round 1: Moraes gets poked in the eye and they break only briefly. Ferreira slips in a slick Capoeira kick when they restart. Ferreira is working his timing and Moraes is swinging wild to counter. Ferreira working the outside, chipping away at Moraes. Moraes continues to counter with wild strikes, but he's managing to get in a few shots here and there. Moraes takes a kick low and they break briefly. Ferrerira backs Moraes to the cage with strikes, but Moraes digs in his heels and fires back with wild shots from the pocket that actually manage to land and do damage. Ferreira with a head kick before the bell.
FightLine score the round 10-9 for Ferreira
Round 2: Ferreira nails Moraes with a right and a few more, promptong Moraes to pull guard. Ferreira shucks him off and tells him to stand. Ferreira drops Moraes with a right hook that knocks him off balance and sends him to the mat. Moraes is bleeding from the ear and face. Ferreira nails him with another slick Capoeira kick and follows up with a volley of punches. Moraes tries for a sub, but Ferreira shhucks him off again and tells him to get up. Moraes is bleeding and moving less, but still fighting. Ferreira defends a takedown attempt with ease. Moraes trying to get the crowd hyped up while he gets beat on. Ferreira holding a clear edge in the stand up, but Moraes is still in this. Moraes tags Ferriera with a punch and chases after him, dogging him with wild punches. Ferreira looks to be in real trouble, but he hangs tough long enough for Moraes to gas himself out.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ferreira
Round 3: They touch gloves and get started. Ferreira comes out strong for the third, knocking Moraes down with punches. Moraes keeps him honest with up-kicks and Ferreira lets him up. Moraes lands a mean right straight. In this final frame, both men are showing the other a lot more respect than the previous two rounds. Less than two minutes to go and the fight has boiled down to mostly posturing and feinting. Moraes lands another solid right hand. Ferreira sits Moraes down with a straight left as the round winds down. He stands over him, swatting at his feet and kicking his thighs until the bell.
FightLine scores the round 10-10
Cezar Ferreira defeated Sergio Moraes via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
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