Jul 01 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Michael Morales
Morales
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19-9-0
UD 3
UD 3
14-0-0

The tape

38
Age
24
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
79.1" / 201 cm

Tape record

SDSDUDKOKO
Form
KOKOUDKOKO
19
Wins
14
9
By KO
11
47
KO%
79
2
By SUB
1
11
SUB%
7
9
Loses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2017
28
Bouts
14
77
Rounds
24
5 hours, 45 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 37 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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Tapology
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Max Griffin vs Michael Morales report

Who won Griffin vs Morales?

Michael Morales beat Max Griffin by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Strickland vs. Magomedov, on Saturday 1st July 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michael Morales.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Griffin vs Morales stats

Max Griffin stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Michael Morales made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggested Morales had a massive power advantage over Griffin, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Griffin's 47%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Griffin had a slight advantage over Morales, with a 11% submission rate over Morales' 7%.

Max Griffin was the older man by 14 years, at 38 years old.

Morales had a height advantage of 1 inch over Griffin. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Griffin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 7 years and 10 months earlier than Morales, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 53 more professional rounds, 83 to Morales' 30.

Griffin vs Morales form

Griffin had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Tim Means at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Nationwide Arena, Columbus.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Carlos Condit at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beat Kenan Song at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had lost to Alex Oliveira at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Griffin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Morales' last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Griffin vs Morales?

Max Griffin was a 2/1 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Michael Morales made his way into the ring at 2/5 (-250) with oddsmakers.

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