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We have a showdown in the Welterweight division, as Michael Morales takes on newcomer Adam Fugitt. Coming off an impressive knockout victory over Trevin Giles in his UFC debut, Morales returns to the octagon looking to replicate his performance. Undefeated and only 23 year old, Morales is a definite prospect to keep an eye on. Meanwhile, Fugitt comes into his UFC debut on short notice. Having won four straight, all inside the distance, Fugitt enters this fight with excellent momentum.
Despite the lack of name power coming from this fight, it’s an early contender to win “Fight of the Night”. Morales is a well rounded fighter, who has the tools to become a legitimate contender in this division. Flashing legitimate power on the feet and excellent grappling on the ground, Morales has shown comfortability wherever the fight goes. Physically strong and excellent at utilizing his length, Morales is far more polished than your average 23 year old. Looking to spoil the party is Fugitt. A well rounded fighter himself, Fugitt often looks to get the fight down to mat. With good grappling and submission abilities, he can be a handful to deal with on the ground. No slouch though on the feet, Fugitt likes to throw leg kicks. In his last fight alone, which lasted less than a minute, Fugitt threw thirteen leg strikes – most of which were high kicks.
In what is bound to be a frantic and action packed fight, I’m going to side with Morales. Looking like a future contender in the Welterweight division, expect Morales to show out in this fight. While I don’t doubt that Fugitt will get off some of his offense, I’m not certain he will be able to withstand Morales’. So with that said, I predict Morales to win via TKO.