MMA Odds and Ends for Tuesday: John Moraga vs Wilson Reis booked for UFC on Fox 29
Moraga vs Reis at UFC on Fox 29
MMAFighting broke the news that former flyweight title challengers Wilson Reis and John Moraga will duke it out on April 14th for UFC on Fox 29 in Glendale, Arizona. Reis (22-8) is currently on a two-fight losing streak. He was submitted by UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson last April, then most recently was TKO'd by Henry Cejudo in September. Moraga (18-6) is riding a two-fight winning streak, most recently knocking out top prospect Magomed Bibulotov in October. Moraga lost to Johnson via fifth round submission back in July of 2013.
These fighters are moving in opposite directions. Reis has the better ground game, but he's also fragile and could be knocked out at any moment. If Reis can't get this to the ground and keep it there, I think Moraga can put him away. Look for Moraga to open as the betting favorite once odds are released.
UFC 221 Free Fights
Luke Rockhold vs Lyoto Machida
Yoel Romero vs Chris Weidman
About the Author
More articles from this author
- Bellator 109's Alexander Shlemenko: 'I see myself winning by knockout as fast as possible'
- MMA Oddsbreaker Rankings Update
- Rallying the MMA Community: The Matt Grice Donation Fund
- Exclusive: Bellator 100's Rick Hawn ready to bring out the inner beast tonight
- Exclusive: Bellator 100's Ben Saunders extremely confident with guardian angel Bobby Robare in his corner