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Thiago Moises earns 1st UFC win, beats Kurt Holobaugh at ‘UFC 237’ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Thiago Moises

Thiago Moises

Fighting out of Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thiago Moises, 24, was one of the winners at “UFC 237.” It was his first victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 12 mixed martial arts matches, “UFC 237” took place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro on May 11, 2019. In the sixth bout of the evening, Moises fought Kurt Holobaugh, 32, of Denham Springs, Louisiana, United States in the lightweight division with Marc Goddard as the referee.

After three five-minute rounds, the lightweight bout was left in the hands of the judges Guilherme Bravo, Fabio Alves and Sal D’Amato. In the end, Goddard raised the hand of Moises, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Both Bravo and Alves scored the bout 30-2 while D’Amato scored it 30-27 in favor of Moises. Winning at “UFC 237″improved Moises’s professional MMA record to 12 wins and 3 losses while Holobaugh now has 17 wins, 7 losses and 1 No Contest.

“UFC 237” marked Moises’s second UFC outing. When he made his promotional debut at “UFC Fight Night 139” at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, USA on November 10, 2018, he lost via unanimous decision to Beneil “Benny” Dariush, 30, of Huntington Beach, California, USA.

Born in Indaiatuba on March 23, 2019, Moises has been competing professionally since 2012. Before officially joining the UFC, he competed in Dana White’s Contender Series.

On August 11, 2018, Moises knocked out Gleidson “Poney” Curtis, 30, of San Antonio, Texas, USA at “DW’s Contender Series 2018: Brazil 3” at the TUF Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Prior to this, Moises competed in Eco Combat Championship, Real Fight, Circuito Talent MMA, Fighten Championship, Atlas Fights, Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Legacy Fighting Alliance.

While Alves was one of the 14 fighters who represented the Brazil at “UFC 237,” Holobaugh was one of the six fighters who represented USA. The other countries represented were Argentina, Australia, Mexico and Peru.

Meanwhile, watch the “UFC 237” weigh-in here:

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