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UFC on ESPN 31: Smolka vs Morales 12/04/2021 Fight Analysis, Picks and Forecast

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UFC on ESPN 31 Smolka vs Morales 12-04-2021 Fight Analysis Picks and Forecast

UFC on ESPN 31: Smolka vs Morales 12/04/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship intends to start the last month of the year with a lot of fireworks in UFC on ESPN 31. The UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada will serve as the battleground for the fighters. The matches can be seen through a UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View subscription. The main event will be putting former bantamweight champion, Jose Aldo, back inside the octagon and going up against Rob Font. Opening up the evening will be Louis Smolka taking on Vince Morales at the bantamweight division. According to UFC fight odds, Louis Smolka will be the fighter taking home the win against Vince Morales.

UFC on ESPN 31: Smolka vs Morales 12/04/2021

When: Saturday, December 4, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 31: Smolka vs Morales 12/04/2021 Odds

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Smolka Odds Morales Odds
Louis Smolka -147 Vince Morales +127

Louis Smolka

Louis Smolka carries an interesting ring name as “Da Last Samurai” and this fighter hails from Waipahu, Hawaii in the United States. He has been representing the Team Oyama MMA stable in his professional fights. Smolka is a 30-year-old fighter and he has been comfortable competing at the bantamweight division. He has a professional fighting record of 17-7 and eight of those wins came from knockouts. This fighter has already competed five times in the UFC and has won three of them. Jose Alberto Quinonez is his most recent opponent and Smolka knocked him out in the second round of UFC on ESPN 19.

Vince Morales

Vince Morales is a 31-year-old fight veteran and his hometown is located in Caldwell, Idaho in the United States. He has been busy polishing his fighting skills at the Syndicate MMA fight stable. Morales is a 31-year-old fighter and he is a bantamweight fighter coming into this bout with a 10-5 record. Half of his wins came from vicious knockouts and the rest were divided to three decisions and two submissions. After losing back-to-back matches in the UFC against Benito Lopez and Chris Gutierrez, Morales was able to secure a win over Drako Rodriguez in UFC 265. That fight ended in the judges’ scorecards favoring Morales unanimously.

Smolka vs Morales Betting Numbers

Smolka
Morales
Record 17-7-0 10-5-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States United States
Height 5’9″ 5’7″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 68 70
Win by KO/TKO 47% 50%
Win by Submission 41% 20%
Decisions 12% 30%
Strikes landed per minute 4.44 4.39
Striking accuracy 46% 39%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.74 4.06
Striking defense 53% 55%
Takedown average 1.84 0.20
Takedown accuracy 37% 25%
Takedown defense 31% 50%
Submission average 1.90 0.00

Smolka vs Morales Betting Picks

With the way Louis Smolka has been fighting recently, he is seen by the best online sportsbook as the fighter coming out on top against Vince Morales. Expect the match to reach the judges’ scorecards with Smolka winning in the end.