Two top UFC bantamweights are set to clash for this Saturday, October 10 with number one contender Marlon Moraes takes on fourth-ranked Cory Sandhagen. Both fighters will be headlining the UFC Fight Night 179 fight card that will be held in “Fight Island” aka Flash Forum, Yas Island in the Middle East at Abu Dhabi, UAE. For those fight fans who want to watch the matches, Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are the options. It is seen by UFC Betting Odds that the lower-ranked Cory Sandhagen will be prevailing over Marlon Moraes and will move forward to a title fight against reigning champion Petr Yan.
UFC Fight Night 179 Betting: Moraes vs Sandhagen
Marlon Moraes has been fighting in the UFC since January 2018 and had a quick climb to the bantamweight standings. He is just 28 years old and came from Nova Firburgo in Rio de Janerio. After losing his debut match against Raphael Assuncao, his only loss came against Henry Cejudo back in June 2019. He was able to bounce back with a win over Jose Aldo in his next fight but it was close with the judges tallying a split decision. “Magic” now carries a well rounded professional MMA record of 23-6. He is known as a well-rounded fighter that will take you from the mat and standing up.
Cory Sandhagen has been one of the most promising players in the UFC roster right now and he has a chance to make a huge leap to a title shot with a win over Marlon Moraes. This 28-year-old fighter is an American fighter and his hometown is located in Aurora, Colorado. His skills are being sharpened by Elevation Fight Team and now have a 12-2 MMA record. In those wins, he scored five decisions, four knockouts and three submissions. Sandhagen came into the UFC winning his first five fights but got the taste of his first loss against Aljamain Sterling in his latest match just this June 2020.
Marlon Moraes vs Cory Sandhagen Betting Numbers
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Win by KO/TKO||43%||33%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.53||6.95|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||58%||58%|
Moraes vs Sandhagen Summary
This should be a great fight with Marlon Moraes going up against the younger Cory Sandhagen. Even with the experience on his side, Moraes is considered by Top Online Sportsbook as the underdogs in this game. Expect this fight to go all full five rounds with Sandhagen coming out on top with a very close call by the judges.
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