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UFC Fight Night 179: Chikadze vs Morales 10/10/2020 Predictions, UFC Previews and Spread

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UFC Fight Night 179 Chikadze vs Morales 10-10-2020 Predictions UFC Previews and Spread

UFC Fight Night 179: Chikadze vs Morales 10/10/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has come up with another interesting event with UFC Fight Night 179. This fight card is set to happen on Saturday, October 10 and it will be inside the Flash Forum, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The “Fight Island” is off-limits to spectators and fans can still watch the fights through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The biggest draw for this event is Marlon Moraes taking on Cory Sandhagen for the right to battle the reigning UFC bantamweight champion, Petr Yan. The undercard will also have a featherweight bout with Giga Chikadze going up against Omar Morales. According to UFC Vegas Odds, Giga Chikadze is considered as a riskier bet as compared to Omar Morales.

UFC Fight Night 179: Chikadze vs Morales 10/10/2020

When: Saturday, October 10, 5:00 PM ET
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 179: Chikadze vs Morales 10/10/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Giga Chikadze +120 Omar Morales -150

Giga Chikadze

Giga Chikadze is a 32-year-old professional MMA fighter that came all the way from Georgia to “Fight Island”. He is a six-foot featherweight and carries the in-ring name of “Ninja”. His training comes from Kings MMA fight team. Chikadze has a professional MMA record of 10-2 and 60% of his wins are coming from a way of knockout. He continues to impress after making his UFC debut in September 2019 and won all the three fights given to him. In his UFC career, he won over Brandon Davis for his debut and Jamall Emmers. Both were split decision wins while in his last match in UFC on ESPN 8, he was able to take the unanimous decision victory.

Omar Morales

Omar Morales is a five-foot-eleven lightweight fighter and he flew from Caracas, Venezuela for UFC Fight Night 179. He currently is 34 years old and this veteran fighter gets his skills polished in Sanford MMA. Morales is an undefeated fighter that carries a 10-0 professional MMA record. Five of his victories were way of submissions while two are from knockouts. He earned his UFC stripes after impressing at Dana White’s Contender Series in August 2019. This is going to be his third fight in the organization and in his last two fights against Gabriel Benitez and Dong Hyun Ma, he earned his victories by getting all the nods of the judges with a unanimous decision.

UFC Fight Night 179: Chikadze vs Morales Betting Numbers

Record 10-2-0 10-0-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Georgia Venezuela
Height 6’0″ 5’11”
Weight 145 lbs 145 lbs
Reach 74″ 73″
Win by KO/TKO 60% 20%
Win by Submission 10% 50%
Decisions 30% 30%
Strikes landed per minute 3.31 3.85
Striking accuracy 44% 37%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.89 2.44
Striking defense 56% 68%
Takedown average 0.51 0.42
Takedown accuracy 50% 100%
Takedown defense 65% 100%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Chikadze vs Morales Betting Picks

With an undefeated record, Omar Morales is poised to be one of the best in his division. Expect him to take this game and most probably showcase his knockout power against Giga Chikadse as seen by Top Online Sportsbook. This should end in the second round.