John Moraga entered this fight with a pro record of 18-6-0 (61% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Demetrious Johnson). He lost three consecutive bouts between 2015 and 2017, the last one with Sergio Pettis (Pettis vs Moraga), but then he has won over Ashkan Mokhtarian and Magomed Bibulatov (Magomed Bibulatov vs John Moraga).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Wilson Reis, has an official mma record of 22-8-0 (45% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class. He fought three times last year beating Yuta Sasaki (Reis vs Sasaki) but then he lost to Demetrious Johnson (Johnson vs Reis) and Henry Cejudo (Henry Cejudo vs Wilson Reis). Moraga vs Reis is on the undercard of Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje – UFC on Fox 29. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 29: Poirier vs Gaethje
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, USA
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
UFC on Fox 29 fight card (main fights):
Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje
Carlos Condit vs Alex Oliveira
Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori
Tim Boetsch vs Antonio Carlos Jr
John Moraga vs Wilson Reis
Brad Tavares vs Krzysztof Jotko
Moraga’s previous fight: Magomed Bibulatov vs John Moraga
Reis’ previous fight: Henry Cejudo vs Wilson Reis
Moraga vs Reis Fight Video:
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