UFC 270: Michael Morales’ fatal punches allowed him to knock out Trevin Giles on his debut | Other sports | Sports

Morales gave the surprise Saturday night in the UFC eight corners with a win in the welterweight class.

Ecuadorean Michael Morales presented the surprise Saturday night at the Octagon of the UFC. It was believed that in his first appearance at the top of the mixed martial arts arena, the native Basaji, in El Oro, was going to take his time to try and beat American Trevin Giles; However, Morales came out with all his arsenal and achieved victory by technical knockout in the first round. The battle was in Anaheim, California (USA).

Morales, 22, knew how to withstand the pounding Giles applied at the start of the competition in the welterweight class (up to 77 kg, 170 lbs); In one entry, the American associated a punch to the face that left the tricolor reeling, but this effect made the Ecuadorean fighter even more aggressive.

Giles landed the first powerful punch in the face of Morales, who did not flinch even though he fell to the ground. Be patient and landed his right hand on Giles’ face who fell to the ground. From there it was only a matter of time for the referee to stop the fight for land and pound (Knockdown and hit) ”, the commentators highlighted the fight.

Morales showed his physical and technical condition in mixed martial arts (MMA) in his prime, and less than a minute before the end of the first part, he tied a strong fist against his opponent, sprinting for a stunning victory.

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In his personal history, Morales achieved his thirteenth consecutive victory. Regarding his recording, experts in mixed martial arts (MMA) in the United States commented on television networks that “the Ecuadorean is a potential competitor in fighting stars and a future title.”

For this fight, the guy from Ourense trained in Tijuana, Mexico, at the Entram Gym, under the guidance of MMA coach Raúl Arvizu and Andy Caballero (in the conditioning area).

The first Ecuadorean to impress in the UFC is Marlon Chito Vera, born in Chuni, Manabe. Chito, 29, closed 2021 in eighth place in the bantam weight class (52 kg, 135 lb). He took this position by ousting former US champion Frankie Edgar on November 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Dr)

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