Albert Morales vs Benito Lopez 9 December 2017: UFC Fight Night Preview and Predictions
9 December 2017/2200ET
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UFC Fight Night is set to take place this weekend and in this event, we will see Albert Morales take on Benito Lopez in the Bantamweight division. This will be a fight that both fighters will want to win since it will give them better chances of making it onto the cards of bigger UFC events.
Albert Morales is native to California meaning that he will be fighting in front of his home fans this weekend. Morales currently as a record of 7-2-1 and although this is not terrible, he will want to improve drastically if he wants to make a major impact in the UFC. This is an amazing opportunity for Morales to get a win on the board since he will be on familiar grounds and is facing an opponent who he will believe that he can beat.
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On the other side of the coin, Benito Lopez will enter this match with tons of confidence. This fighter is unbeaten and is considered to be one of the biggest talents in the UFC. This will be the biggest stage that Lopez has fought in and it will be important for him to absorb the added pressure if he wants to win this fight.
I think that Benito Lopez will keep his unbeaten streak alive and get a win here. Lopez is a very talented fighter and he will use his experienced teammates from Team Alpha Male to help him absorb and embrace the pressure. We are getting a good price on Lopez so that is the bet which I am going to suggest. In addition to that, neither fighter is very strong so I am expecting this fight to go the full distance. This is another bet which is paying quite well.