Michael Morales wants to be featured in the UFC 299 event

Michael Morales shares his thoughts on fighting in the UFC 299 card.

by Aryan Lakhani
Michael Morales wants to be featured in the UFC 299 event
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The welterweight contender Michael Morales is on a steady rise; he very recently faced Jake Matthews and showcased a dominating performance. After three rounds of action, the judges declared Michael Morales the winner by unanimous decision.

It is worth knowing that Michael Morales is currently undefeated, with a professional MMA record of 16-0 (4-0 in the UFC). Michael Morales is just 1-2 wins away from being featured in the top 15 rankings; he looks forward to fighting in the UFC 299 card where Marlon Vera vs Sean O’Malley II is headlined as the main event; this card will take place on 9th March 2024.

It will be interesting to see if the UFC can grant his wish; Morales should hope to face a contender from the top 15 next.

Michael Morales on his future fight

In a recent post-fight press conference, Michael Morales revealed that he wants to fight in the UFC 299 card and reflected a little on his win against Jake Matthews.

“I would like to get the opportunity to make my return for ‘Chito’s fight against O’Malley,” Morales said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “It’s a great event, and I’d like to share that with him.

It would be two Ecuadorians representing Latin America. If the opportunity does happen, I will give it my all in whatever fight I get. I will be prepared”. Morales on his fight against Jake Matthews: “I felt relaxed, and I felt good the entire fight, we analyzed the fight very well.

Funny, everything my trainer told me, that’s what Jake Matthews did. The hooks, the kicks, everything. I was able to deal with it well. The strikes that he connected didn’t do much damage. It was a good fight that I made and a good strategy that we had in place”.