UFC 265: Vince Morales vs. Drako Rodriguez Picks and Predictions
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Drako Rodriguez vs. Vince Morales
UFC: Saturday, September 7th at 10:00 PM ET
The Line: -- Drako Rodriguez -115 / Vince Morales -105 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Vince Morales and Drako Rodriguez face off on Saturday in a bantamweight showdown in the prelim card of UFC 265 at the Toyota Center in Houston.
Vince Morales comes into this fight with a 9-5 record overall but since coming into the UFC heha lost four of his five fights. Morales last fight was against Chris Gutierrez in May of 2020 and it was late in the second round that he was knocked out. Morales was being outstruck 60-8 before the fight was finished. Morales is averaging 4.22 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.16 significant strikes per minute. Morales likes to keep the fight on the feet and is stopping 55 percent of his opponents takedown attempts.At times Morales has had issues landing punches, and he needs to get out ot a faster start in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Drakgo Rodriguez who comes into this fight with a 7-2 record overall and since coming into the UFc he has a 1-1 record. Rodriguez’s last fight was against Aiemann Zahabi and it was midway through the first round that he was finished by knockout. Rodriguez is averaging 2.57 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.57 significant strikes per minute. Rodriguez likes to get the fight on the ground and he is averaging 2.75 takedowns every 15 minutes, In this fight if Rodriguez wants to come away with the victory, he is going to need to get the f244546+
Rodriguez is going to get the fight to the ground and that is going to be the difference in this game. Look for Rodriguez to control the fight, and have no issue coming away with the victory.