Sérgio Moraes vs Ben Saunders UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 9/22/18
Ben Saunders vs Sérgio Moraes
UFC: Saturday, September 22, 2018 (Ginasio do Ibirapuera)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: UFC FIght Pass
Sergio Moraes will be fighting Ben Saunders at UFC Fight Night 137 in Brazil.
Saunders will be entering this fight with a professional MMA record of 22 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws. Ben Saunders had a big win over Jake Ellenberger in June as he knockout out his opponent with a knee to the body and punches. That win was very crucial for Saunders as it ended his 2 fight losing streak and won him the performance of the night. Ben Saunders has only fought outside of North America once in the past and that fight ended in defeat. This will be a challenge for Ben Saunders since he has never fought in South America and he will need to get adjusted to the atmosphere of the fight venue.
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On the other side of the coin, Sergio Moraes will be very familiar with the atmosphere as he is fighting in his home country. Before the start of this fight, Moraes has a professional MMA record of 13 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. The last times Sergio Moraes fought was in February where he won against Tim Means. The crowd was greatly behind Moraes in that fight as it was in Brazil and with the same country of the fight, it is very likely that Sergio Moraes will get a great amount of crowd support in this fight also. Sergio Moraes is much more rounded than his opponent as he has skills in submission, boxing, and endurance to a much greater level than his opponent. With such attributes and the crowd on his side, Sergio Moraes will be very hard to beat.
All in all, I am picking Sergio Moraes to win this fight. Moraes has more attributes to his games than Saunders and at home, I think he will be too strong for the American.