Nutrie Elite Athlete Marlon Moraes Demolishes Rettinghouse to Become Inaugural WSOF Bantamweight Champion

Nutrie Elite Athlete, Bantamweight Campion & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Artist Marlon Moraes (13-4-1) was featured in the WSOF 9 co-main event last Saturday night, subjecting the legs of Josh Rettinghouse (10-3) to a brutal thrashing. Rettinghouse was so bruised and beaten, that by the 5th round he resorted to butt-scooting around the cage, just so that he could stay in the fight.

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Moraes graciously tapered his beating on Rettinghouse until the final bell put an end to the bout. All three judges scored 50-44, in Moraes' favor.

"This was my first time going five rounds, so I knew I had to save myself and conserve my energy," Moraes said.

"I respect [Rettinghouse]. He stayed in there and didn't quit, but I'm the champion."

Witnessing the WSOF 9 spectacle were top executives from health and wellness company Nutrie, along with Celebrity Trainer and co-creator of the Automatic Body Program, Kim Lyons. All flew in to Vegas to support Marlon, who is a Nutrie Elite Athlete. Moraes is currently signed as a company representative and uses Nutrie products as a regular part of his daily training regiment.

“I feel great to be representing such a great company as Nutrie,” Moraes says. “I like to use Energe and Fuel during my training camps and when it gets close to the fight. All the products have been working great for me.” Moraes notes: “For my last fight, I was 160lbs at the beginning of the camp and I made 135lbs easily! I'm feeling stronger and my weight is going down faster. Also, Energe gives me good concentration during training. My focus during sparrings, Brazilian Jujitsu and striking is much better!”

Moraes began as a Thai boxer in Brazil at the age of seven, and started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when he was 15 years old. He has won a couple Muay Thai National Championships in his day, but now trains full time as a mixed martial artist. In September 2012, Moraes signed with the WSOF and on November 3, 2012 he made his professional debut at WSOF 1, defeating former WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres via split decision.

Marlon is scheduled to be at the Nutrie Homecoming Event in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 31st, where he will be on stage as part of the Nutrie Elite Athletes presentation, hosted by Nutrie Founder Aaron Parkinson. Joining Moraes will be fellow Elite Athletes, Daniel Cormier & Sheldon Westcott. After the presentation, Marlon will sign autographs and take pictures with fans.

The entire Nutrié family is thrilled to have Marlon on board and proud that the Nutrie brand was represented by Moraes at WSOF 9. Nutrie Founder Aaron Parkinson says, “Mixed Martial Arts has always been a big part of my life. I am a huge fan. So to have an athlete like Marlon Moraes sign up with Nutrie, because he’s a fan of my product….there’s nothing like it. It’s an honor. I really look forward to collaborating with Marlon over the next year.”

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