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UFC 265: Morales vs Rodriguez 08/07/2021 Fight Analysis, Forecast and Tips

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UFC 265 Morales vs Rodriguez 08-07-2021 Fight Analysis Forecast and Tips

UFC 265: Morales vs Rodriguez 08/07/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make its first mark for this month with UFC 265 taking the stage this Saturday, August 7. This event happens at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas where a sold-out crowd awaits. Fans can also watch the fights by subscribing to UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View. The main event will have the interim heavyweight championship on the line with Derrick Lewis fighting Cyril Gane. Another bantamweight bout is set to happen in the preliminaries with Vince Morales taking on Drako Rodriguez. This is going to be close as UFC betting odds see Drako Rodriguez having a small advantage over Vince Morales.

UFC 265: Morales vs Rodriguez 08/07/2021

When: Saturday, August 7, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 265: Morales vs Rodriguez 08/07/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Vince Morales -105 Drako Rodriguez -115

Vince Morales

Vince Morales is known as “Vandetta” whenever he steps inside an MMA cage and he hails from Caldwell, Idaho in the United States. Freak-Jitsu has been responsible for representing Morales in his professional bouts. Morales stands at five-foot-seven and has been competing for more at the bantamweight division for most of his matches. He has a 9-2 record and those wins are divided to five knockouts, two submissions and two decisions. After winning over Aiemann Zahabi in UFC Fight Night 151, this fighter is on a bad slump losing back-to-back. The first was with Benito Lopez and the latest was against Chris Gutierrez with a first-round knockout.

Drako Rodriguez

Drako Rodriguez goes by an interesting ring name as “The Great Drakolini” and this fighter hails from Sioux City in Iowa, United States. He has been polishing his MMA skills at the One Combat Academy. Rodriguez is just entering his prime age at 25 years old and this five-foot-eight fighter is much more comfortable competing at featherweight. He has a professional record of 7-2 and four of those wins came from submissions. This fighter earned his spot in the UFC after winning over Leomana Martinez in Dana White’s Contender Series. He lost his debut match against Aiemann Zahabi in UFC Fight Night 185 via first-round knockout.

Morales vs Rodriguez Betting Numbers

Morales
Rodriguez
Record 7-2-0 9-5-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country United States United States
Height 5’8″ 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 141 145
Reach (in) 69 70
Win by KO/TKO 29% 56%
Win by Submission 57% 22%
Decisions 14% 22%
Strikes landed per minute 2.57 4.22
Striking accuracy 35% 39%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.57 4.16
Striking defense 26% 53%
Takedown average 2.75 0.00
Takedown accuracy 100% 0%
Takedown defense 0% 55%
Submission average 2.80 0.00

Morales vs Rodriguez Betting Picks

These fighters are both going down in the weight category and it will be interesting who retains more of their power with the weight cut. According to the best sportsbook, it is safer to bet on Drako Rodriguez over Vince Morales.