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.

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Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger has been involved in MMA since 2007, and is highly regarded for his well-researched and knowledgeable interviews. He has hosted The Verbal Submission MMA podcast for three years and was a staff writer at from 2011 to 2013 with an extensive background in live coverage, fight previews and post-fight analysis.

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