UFC Fight Night 144: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 Odds & Picks

January 30th, 2019 Sportsbook, UFC

Revenge is a dish best served cold.  Certainly, that has crossed the mind of Marlon Moraes in preparation for his rematch against Raphael Assuncao.  In June of 2017 Assuncao scored a split decision win over Moraes.  Following that fight fans immediately demanded a rematch with the UFC betting odds.  That is because to many fans Assuncao “got away with one” in a highly debated split.  Neither fighter has lost since the first meeting which adds to the drama.  Further, each has proven themselves to be on the elite level as far as MMA fighting ability.

UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2

Date and Time: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7 p.m. Eastern

Location:  Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil

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UFC Fight Night:  Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 TV Coverage: ESPN+

Winner moves on to Bantamweight Crown

Assuncao has shown much more confidence and aggression since his win over Moraes.  For all that he is still the UFC betting odds underdog against the revenge minded Moraes.  In the same way Assuncao is not likely to be able to get away with the same aggressive tactics in this rematch.  To differentiate Moraes is at a far higher-class level than Assuncao’s recent opponents.  And he has won his last three bouts with ease+.  This matchup has been labeled as a number one contender’s bout by Dana White himself.  The winner will get a shot at the bantamweight crown.

Raphael Assuncao

Raphael Assuncao has a sportsbook record of 27-5 and is 36 years old.  Accordingly, he is a native of Brazil but fights out of Atlanta, Georgia.  Assuncao is still in search of his first ever championship.  Last time in the octagon Assuncao defeated Rob Font by unanimous decision on July 7, 2018 in Las Vegas.  It was his fifth consecutive win.  Prior to that Assuncao scored a knockout win over Matthew Lopez on November 11, 2017 at Norfolk, Virginia.  Additionally, Assuncao won Performance of the Night honors.  His last loss was to TJ Dillashaw on July 9, 2016.

Marlon Moraes

Marlon Moraes is 30 years old and also a native of Brazil.  Concurrently he fights out of Toms River, New Jersey.  To summarize Moraes has a record of 21-5-1.  Since his loss to Assuncao “Magic” has won three in a row.  Last bout for Moraes was a knockout win over Jimmie Rivera on June 1, 2018 at Utica, New York.  Prior to that was a knockout win over Aljamain Sterling on December 9, 2017 at Fresno, California.  In view of the wins Moraes won Performance of the Night honors each time.  He is a former WSOF bantamweight champion.

Matchup to Watch

At the beginning the chance to take on TJ Dillashaw is at stake in this matchup.  Supplementing that is the fact that Assuncao and Moraes have been on a collision course with the UFC betting odds.  For one thing their last fight was incredibly close.  Subsequently each man has improved since that first meeting.  As mentioned earlier many believe Moraes was the actual winner of the first matchup.

UFC Betting Odds Picks

Moraes has been aiming for a revenge matchup against Assuncao.  Account of his recent record points towards him getting even!

UFC Fight Night:  Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 Betting Online Pick:  Marion Moraes

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