Completed MMA Bout

Michael Morales vs. Trevin Giles

Main Card | Welterweight · 170 lbs | Pro MMA

Michael Morales defeats Trevin Giles via KO/TKO at 4:06 of Round 1

Michael Morales
Trevin "The Problem" Giles

Morales
KO/TKO
Round 1

12-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   14-3-0
Climbed to 13-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 14-4
-110 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -110 (Near Even)
Ecuador   Nationality   United States
Tijuana, Mexico   Fighting out of   Houston, Texas
22 years, 6 months, 4 weeks, 1 day   Age at Fight   29 years, 5 months, 2 weeks, 2 days
170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
190.4 lbs (86.4 kgs)   Fight Day Weight   182.2 lbs (82.6 kgs)
20.4 lbs (9.3 kgs, +12%)   Weight Gain   12.2 lbs (5.5 kgs, +7%)
6'0" (183cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
79.0" (201cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Xtreme Fitness Machala   Gym   WAR Training Center
UFC 270
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 270: N'Gannou vs. Gane
  • Date: Saturday 01.22.2022 at 07:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mike Beltran
  • Venue: Honda Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Anaheim, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Morales Total Disclosed Pay: $20,000
  • Giles Total Disclosed Pay: $45,000
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Morales vs. Giles Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 4207  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Morales
55%
Giles
45%

Event Discussion

Baldric Eggling
Baldric Eggling

01.27.2022 | 10:30 PM ET

@Bongamin it's a fair point. But cumulative striking needs to have a visible interpretable role in showing dominance to the judges in such a way as to indicate it played a role, or would theoretically play a role in the fight drawing to close. The strikes Gane landed didn't really do anything. They had no immediate visible impact. If they had, they would have won him the rounds. It's also hard to ascribe them much value because if they had done something, Francis wouldn't have been able to pressure, and win the grappling exchanges. Simply put they didn't have any meaning in the sense they did not significantly contribute to Gane showing dominance. It's not so much that strikes count more than grappling; either of them can be interpreted to establishing dominance. It's just generally the case that striking tends to be the dominant factor in the scoring of the judges, probably because it's easier to see who did more in the capacity.

Even though Francis didn't do a lot on top, he displayed effective dominance through grappling. It was obviously the case that Gane was becoming exhausted due to top pressure, and was losing the grappling exchanges. He got reversed and controlled--although is he hadn't gone for that leglock it very well have could have been a different score on the cards.
MaxDai
MaxDai

04.04.2022 | 4:07 PM ET

No. I won. I predicted Francis Ngannou was gonna win and he won. :)

* Edited at 04.04.2022, 4:07 PM ET *

Taybazza04
Taybazza04

04.04.2022 | 8:15 PM ET

this was a late response lol

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