Michael Morales will fight for UFC in Las Vegas: date and rival confirmed :: Olé Ecuador

Michael Morales will fight for UFC in Las Vegas: date and rival confirmed :: Olé Ecuador
Michael Morales will fight for UFC in Las Vegas: date and rival confirmed :: Olé Ecuador

04/07/2024 13:35hs.

After his last fight at the end of 2023 where he beat Jake Matthews, Michael Morales had announced in an Instagram story that he already had a fight for his return to UFC, but did not give more details. Three months later, There is a verbal agreement for the fight, along with the opponent and the venue.

The Ecuadorian contender will fight at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas against American Neil Magny on August 24This will be a great opportunity for the tricolor, who are undefeated. He will face a top 15 fighter, as the American is currently ranked number 12 in the world in the welterweight rankings.

There, Morales’ true potential will be seen, in what will be a test of fire when facing one of the best in his weight class. The 25-year-old fighter He has not yet been defeated in professional football y He has 16 victories, four of them in UFC, which make him one of the most promising fighters in the 170-pound division.

Michael Morales will fight Neil Magny (@UFC).

On his sidethe American comes from beating Mike Mallot (one of those who had a chance of fighting against Morales) in his last contest on January 20. For the tricolor, Fighting Magny will be a big leap forward compared to his rivals.

Despite this, his great performances and being undefeated as a professional, have become a rival to be reckoned withso getting a new fight became a complicated task, since some fighters refused to fight him. Finally, he got it.

Michael Morales in 2022 when he fought Adam Fugitt.

Chito Vera will fight two weeks before Morales

Chito will fight on Saturday, August 3 against Brazilian Deiveson Figueiredoin the bantamweight category of the Abu Dhabi card.

This was announced by UFC promoter Dana White, through a video in which he revealed the entire lineup of this stellar meeting that will take place at the Etihad Arena in the United Arab Emirates. The Ecuadorian is ranked 4th in the bantamweight rankings, while his opponent is 6th.

It will be Chito’s return to combat, after what was the world title fight against Sean O’Malley in March in Miami, which ended in defeat for the 31-year-old from Chonero.

Marlon Vera fell to O’Malley in March

Prior to confirmation, The fighter had already given signs that he was ready for a new fight and take revenge for the tough loss to the American, in which he was defeated by unanimous decision and missed the chance to keep the UFC belt.Wanting to win. Chito 2.0“, he wrote when the news of his new fight began to go viral.

Chito Vera will fight against Deiveson Figueroa

His fight against the Brazilian, It is a great opportunity to start the path towards a new chance at the titleOr, something he made clear as soon as he lost his last fight. Deiveson Figueiredo He is a former UFC world champion and He currently shares tenth place in the ranking with the Ecuadorian.

The main card of UFC Fight Night 244 has as its featured event the fight between Cory Sandhagen (who already defeated Chito Vera) against Umar Nurmagomedov.

 
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