A key bantamweight contest headlines the latest UFC Fight Night on Saturday as No. 1-ranked Marlon Moraes takes on No. 4-ranked Cory Sandhagen at “Fight Island” from the Flash Forum in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Moraes, a former 135-pound title challenger who lost to Henry Cejudo at UFC 238, got back into the winners circle by defeating Jose Aldo via unanimous decision at UFC 245. The 32-year-old is a former World Series of Fighting (now Professional Fighters League) bantamweight champion. He entered the UFC in 2017 and is 5-2 with three victories coming via stoppage since joining the organization.
Sandhagen attempts to rebound from suffering his first UFC defeat in six fights, losing to Aljamain Sterling by first-round submission at UFC 250.
The winner puts himself in position to leapfrog Sterling and become the first challenger for bantamweight champion Petr Yan. Can Moraes use his striking prowess to overwhelm Sandhagen and earn the win? Or does Sandhagen use his grappling skills to lock up a championship opportunity?
Here is everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen.
When is UFC Fight Night: Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen?
UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen takes place Saturday night, Oct. 10. Prelims get underway at 5 p.m. ET, followed by the main card at 8 p.m. ET.
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen TV, live stream info
In the United States, the prelims and main card are on ESPN+.
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In Canada, the prelims and main card are on TSN5.
Where is UFC Fight Night?
UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen will take place at “Fight Island” from the Flash Forum in Yas lsland, Abu Dhabi. Moraes and Sandhagen will be fighting there for the first time.
Moraes vs. Sandhagen odds
According to BetMGM on Friday, the fight has Sandhagen installed as a shocking favorite considering he lost his last fight. Sandhagen comes in at -143, meaning that you would need to bet $143 to win $100. Meanwhile, Moraes is listed at +120, indicating that a $100 bet could net $120 if the Brazilian exits the Octagon with a victory.
Marlon Moraes record, bio
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