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UFC Fight Night 171: Benitez vs Morales 05/13/2020 UFC Fight Analysis, Odds and Results

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UFC Fight Night 171 Benitez vs Morales 05-13-2020 UFC Fight Analysis Odds and Results

UFC Fight Night 171: Benitez vs Morales 05/13/2020 –The Ultimate Fighting Championship made a breakthrough as the first sports organization to open after the lockdown. After UFC 249, they are back again for another fight card with UFC Fight Night 171. This event will happen in a closed-door location in Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena and this will be aired through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. Two light heavyweights will be battling in the main event with Glover Texeira locking horns with Anthony Smith. The preliminary fights hold some exciting matches with Gabriel Benitez facing Omar Antonio Morales Ferrer. It is Morales seen as the better fighter by UFC Betting Odds over Morales.

UFC Fight Night 171: Benitez vs Morales 05/13/2020

When: Wednesday, May 13, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 171: Benitez vs Morales 05/13/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Gabriel Benitez +130 Omar Morales -175

Main Card

Gabriel Benitez

Gabriel Benitez is a Mexican fighter that came from Tijuana, Baja California. “Moggly” is 31-years-old and he fights out of American Kickboxing Academy. He owns an impressive 21-7 professional MMA record and he has 10 victories out of submission. “Moogly” made his UFC debut in November 2014 and impressed with a 30-second Guillotine Choke victory over Humberto Brown. He won 66% of his next six fights but lost to Sodiq Yusuff in his last professional bout in UFC 241 via TKO in the first round.

Omar Morales

Omar Morales is a 34-year-old fighter that came from Caracas, Venezuela. He stands at five-foot-nine and trains at the Hard Knocks 365. Morales is coming into this fight against Benitez as an undefeated fighter in nine contests. Morales made his fighting style noticed in Dana White’s Contender Series as he defeated Harvey Park via TKO in the second round. Prior to that, he had multiple stints in different MMA organizations such as Bellator and Latin American Championships. His last fight was in December 2019 where he defeated Dong Hyun Ma in front of the opponent’s home crowd through a unanimous decision.

Benitez vs Morales Betting Numbers

Record 21-8-0 9-0-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Mexico Venezuela
Height 5′ 8″ 5′ 11″
Weight (lbs) 145 155
Reach (inches) 71 73
Win by KO/TKO 33% 22%
Win by Submission 48% 56%
Decisions 19% 22%
Strikes landed per minute 4.32 3.6
Striking accuracy 41% 49%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.93 1.8
Striking defense 71% 62%
Takedown average 0.21 0.71
Takedown accuracy 100% 100%
Takedown defense 56% 100%
Submission average 1.5 0

Benitez vs Morales Betting Picks

The record said it all as Morales has not been seen with any weak spots yet in his MMA career. It is easy for Online Sportsbook to pick Morales over Benitez but still, his opponent can surprise him if he is not careful.