Sheymon Moraes is a Brazilian mixed martial artist (MMA) who currently competes in the featherweight division the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Despite debuting in MMA in 2012, he has not had many fights and was struggling in his career till last year. After debuting at UFC, things have improved for him in terms of both career and finances.
Sheymon da Silva Moraes was born on 11 October 1990 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was a practitioner of Muay Thai since a young age and at the start of his career started competing in Muay Thai competitions.
Professional Life of Sheymon Moraes
Sheymon Moraes began his career as a Muay Thai fighter competing in various Muay Thai tournaments and competition. He was able to find success in the scene but looking for more challenge decided to transfer over to mixed martial arts. His professional MMA debut was on March 17, 2012, against Richard Medeiros. He won the fight with a unanimous decision.
On September 8, 2012, Sheymon Moraes entered the Bitteti Bantamweight Grand Prix where he was originally scheduled to face Rodolfo Marque but ended up facing Pedro Arruda. Moraes defeated Arruda in the first round by TKO.
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Moraes moved to face Pedro Nobre in the finals of the Grand Prix. The fight went to the second round where Moraes knocked out Nobre. With the win, Moraes became the new Bitteti Combat bantamweight titleholder.
Sheymon Moraes signed with World Series of Fighting (WSOF) and started competing in the promotion. During his stay at WSOF, Moraes had four fights and had a record of 3 wins and 1 loss.
On November 25, 2017, Sheymon Moraes made his debut at UFC. He faced Zabit Magomedsharipov in his debut match, which ended up in a loss for Moraes. He lost the fight via submission in round 3. His next fight at UFC was against Matt Sayles on August 4, 2018. Moraes' got his first UFC victory against Sayles with the unanimous decision.
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Sheymon Moraes is scheduled to fight Julio Arce at UFC 230 on November 03, 2018.
Personal Life of Sheymon Moraes
Sheymon Moraes is a married man but there has not been any information about who his wife is. Moraes is also a proud father and has a 17-month-old son. He often talks about his son and posts pictures of his on his Instagram account.
His son has become the most important person in his life and has become the reason that he is pushing himself to the limit on his career.
Net Worth of Sheymon Moraes
Sheymon Moraes began competing in MMA since 2012 but due to contract issues with his previous organization WSOF, he has not been in many fights. His career earnings in total are reported to be around $50,000. Before joining the UFC, he was struggling to make ends meet and was taking jobs as a pizza delivery guy.
Things have gone up for Moraes finances since then but his current net worth and financial value is difficult to estimate.