Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Lopez vs Morales?
Benito Lopez beat Albert Morales by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Fight Night 123, on Saturday 9th December 2017 at SaveMart Center in Fresno.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Benito Lopez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Lopez vs Morales stats
Benito Lopez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Albert Morales made his way to the ring with a record of 7 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Lopez had a slight advantage in power over Morales, with a 38% knock out percentage over Morales' 29%.
Benito Lopez was the younger man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Lopez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Morales. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Lopez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 9 months earlier than Morales, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 21 to Morales' 36.