Michael Morales He got a contract with the UFC in September 2021, three months later he had a dream debut within the largest mixed martial arts company in the world, defeating Trevis Giles via knockout. Now, he will return to the octagon to face the American Ramiz Brahimaj on the event billboard UFC 277 that will be given next Saturday, July 30.
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The Ecuadorian The 22-year-old surprised with his ‘performance’ in his first official fight against Giles, who in the previous one started as the favorite for being more experienced, since he has been part of the UFC since 2017, however, Morales was able to get the ‘technical knockout’ in the first round, thus signing his first official victory within the company.
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The fighter from Pasaje who fights in the Welterweight category (170 pounds) is living in Mexicowhere he trains at the Entram Gym, a high-performance center for MMA fighters run by Raul Entram. Michael is part of a group of Ecuadorian fighters who migrated to the Aztec country, to try to fulfill their dream of being professionals in the best leagues in the world.
His rival, 29-year-old Ramiz Brahimaj, has a professional record of 10 wins, 4 losses and does not register draws. debuted in the ufc octagon in November 2020. In his last fight, in February 2022, he won the first round by submission, managing to fit a strangulation from the back that made his rival surrender.
For his part, Michael Morales seeks to maintain the undefeated record he holds in his professional career with a record of 13 wins in a row.