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UFC 270: Morales vs Giles 01/22/2022 Betting Preview, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC 270 Morales vs Giles 01-22-2022 Betting Preview Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC 270: Morales vs Giles 01/22/2022 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to hold their last event for the month and UFC 270 promises to be their biggest. This fight card happens this Saturday, January 22 and it will be held inside the Honda Center located in Anaheim, California Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are the best ways to enjoy the matches at home. The main event will be unifying the UFC heavyweight championship with Francis Ngannou taking on interim title holder Cyril Gane. Trevin Giles will be seeing action in the preliminary card as he fights Michael Morales in a welterweight matchup. It is very close between both fighters but UFC fight odds have Michael Morales having a very small edge over Trevin Giles.

UFC 270: Morales vs Giles 01/22/2022

When:Saturday, January 22, 6:00 PM ET
Where:Honda Center, Anaheim, California
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC 270: Morales vs Giles 01/22/2022 Odds

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Michael Morales-115Trevin Giles-105

Michael Morales

Michael Morales is a very young fighter at 21 years old and he came all the way from Machala, El Oro in Ecuador. He has been busy building his fighting skills at the Entram Gym MMA stable and will represent them in this bout. Morales has been a natural welterweight fighter that stands at six-foot-three.  He brings an impressive 12-0 professional MMA record and he has nine victories earned through knockouts. He also has one submission victory under his name. This is going to be the first time Morales will be competing inside the octagon in the UFC. He earned his spot on the UFC roster after winning over Nikolay Veretennikov through Dana White’s Contender Series just this September.

Trevin Giles

Trevin Giles carries the ring name as “The Problem” and his hometown is located in Houston, Texas in the United States. His professional MMA career has been handled by the W4R Training Center. Giles is a 29-year-old fighter and he has been mostly competing in the middleweight division. He has only lost three fights in 17 professional bouts. His victories are divided into six knockouts, five submissions, and three decisions. After being on a three-fight winning streak, Giles has experienced the third loss of his career in UFC 264. That bout was against Dricus Du Plessis and it ended in a second-round knockout at the 1:41 mark.

Morales vs Giles Betting Numbers

Last FightWinLoss
CountryEcuadorUnited States
Weight (lbs)170185
Reach (in)7974
Win by KO/TKO75%43%
Win by Submission8%36%
Strikes landed per minute3.533.14
Striking accuracy43%54%
Striking absorbed per minute3.472.01
Striking defense34%60%
Takedown average4.001.27
Takedown accuracy50%80%
Takedown defense100%75%
Submission average0.000.30

Morales vs Giles Betting Picks

This is very close between both fighters. Trevin Giles has the experience while Michael Morales has a good upside. The top online sportsbook sees that Morales is the safer pick as compared to Giles and this match should be decided by the judges.