Michael Morales vs Jake Matthews Prediction UFC Picks 11/18

Michael Morales vs Jake Matthews Prediction UFC Picks 11/18

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UFC Fight Night: Collision Course - Michael Morales vs. Jake Matthews

Prepare for an exhilarating clash in the welterweight division as Ecuador's undefeated sensation, Michael Morales, steps into the octagon against Australia's seasoned fighter Jake Matthews. This epic showdown is set to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV, on November 18, 2023.

 

Michael Morales

Hailing from Ecuador, Michael Morales is a welterweight powerhouse standing at 6'0" and weighing 170 lbs. Born on June 24, 1999, Morales follows an orthodox stance and trains under the banner of Entram Gym. With an unblemished record of 15 wins, including 11 by (T)KO, Morales is making waves in the welterweight division.

Recent Fight History:

In his most recent outing, Morales showcased his skill set by securing a unanimous decision victory over Max Griffin at UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs. Magomedov. His previous triumphs include a quick KO/TKO against Adam Fugitt and a decisive victory over Trevin Giles.

 

Jake Matthews

Representing Australia, Jake "The Celtic Kid" Matthews is a well-established welterweight contender, standing at 5'11" and weighing 170 lbs. Born on August 19, 1994, Matthews fights in an orthodox stance and trains under the Nexus team. With a record of 19 wins and 6 losses, Matthews brings experience and versatility to the octagon.

Recent Fight History:

Matthews is coming off a submission victory over Darrius Flowers at UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2, showcasing his well-rounded skills. Despite a recent loss to Matthew Semelsberger, Matthews rebounded with a spectacular KO/TKO against Andre Fialho.

 

Prediction:

As the undefeated Michael Morales steps into the octagon against the seasoned Jake Matthews, all eyes will be on this welterweight collision. Morales has demonstrated exceptional striking abilities and finishing power, evident from his impressive (T)KO victories.

Against Matthews, Morales has a real opportunity to capitalize on his momentum and continue his winning streak. Matthews, although experienced, might find it challenging to withstand Morales' relentless attack. The reach advantage and precise striking of Morales could play a crucial role in dictating the pace of the fight.

Expect Michael Morales to control the distance, utilize his striking prowess, and potentially secure another (T)KO victory. The Ecuadorian phenom has the tools to impose his game plan and emerge victorious in this high-stakes matchup.

Pick: Michael Morales ML -255

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