One of the best fighters outside of the UFC finally has a new fight lined up.

In the night’s main event, WSOF bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes will put his 135-pound title on the line for the first time against undefeated rival Josh Hill.

The 26-year-old Moraes (13-4-1) will enter the WSOF cage with eight consecutive victories under his belt, including a split decision over former WEC champion Miguel Torres, and devastating KO finishes of Tyson Nam and Carson Beebe. In his last effort, Moraes turned in another dominant performance when he socred a second round submission win over of Cody Bollinger at WSOF 13 on September 13, 2014. Moraes’ win streak dates back to December 2, 2011, when he earned a unanimous decision over Chris Manuel.

After a 22-month hiatus, Hill (10-0) , known for his superior wrestling base, made a thunderous return to action on in his promotional debut at WSOF Canada 2 where scored a violent first-round knockout victory over Mike Adams. This win marked just the fourth stoppage win over his young career. Prior to this win, the ‘Gentleman’ earned five straight decision under various smaller promotions.

“This is an incredible matchup between two of the world’s top 135 pound fighters that we have been looking to put together for the last several months and, now that it is finally here, we will see who the superior fighter is on February 13,” stated WSOF President Ray Sefo in a press release.

WSOF 18 is currently scheduled take place February 12 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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