23 days after his UFC debut in a welterweight duel against American Trevin Giles.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Michael Morales confirmed to EL UNIVERSO that the preparatory camp for his debut in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) “is still going on in Tijuana,” at the facilities of Entram Gym.
Morales (12-0 MMA) faces his first in-company challenge on January 22, when he climbs into the Honda Center cage, in Anaheim, California, to face American Trevin Giles (14-3-0 MMA, 5-3 UFC) in a preliminary stage match. for UFC 270 feature.
The 22-year-old from Orense, last September’s Contender Series winner for Dana White against Kazakhstan’s Nikolai Vertnikov, is part of the card that Frances Ngannou leads in a fight against Cyril Jean, in the heavyweight division, a joint advantage between Brandon Moreno and Davison. Figueiredo at featherweight. The belts will be unified in both suits.
23 days after the UFC premiere, Morales told EL UNIVERSO that his team had not yet communicated whether they should travel to the United States to finish camp. “My camp is still in Tijuana, we still don’t know (whether he’ll change the gym).”
Meanwhile, Giles, 29, is training at Gamebred Training Center, in Chula Vista, California.
The 185-pound (middleweight) American interfered, however, and agreed to drop to 170 (middleweight) to duel with the Ecuadorean newcomer who won a ticket to the UFC of the Contender Series by defeating Veretennikov by unanimous decision last September 21.
Neither of them are listed in higher of the fifteen best fighters in the middleweight division; Giles, in the company since 2019, also does not appear in classification Medium weight. His last showing was at the UFC Octagon on July 10 of this year, on the UFC 264 tag, and was defeated by a TKO against Dricus Du Plessis.
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