Meeting on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Island 5 in a featherweight bout, Giga Chikadze will enter the octagon against Omar Morales live from Abu Dhabi and available on ESPN+ this Saturday.
Morales will come in as the favorite for this fight, and the public thinks so as well. He’s 10-0 in his MMA career. Having fought twice at the UFC level as well, Morales has had both his UFC victories come via decision. Throwing 3.85 significant strikes per minutes, he is much more of a striker than a grappler.
His opponent is the same way as Chikadze averages 3.31 per minute yet just .51 takedowns per 15 minutes. The two fighters have a combined 5-0 UFC record with every fight going the distance. They’ll both be looking to strike, and that could lead to another lengthy fight. That said, expect this fight to go the distance.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Giga Chikadze vs. Omar Morales at UFC Fight Island 5 on October 10th.
Giga Chikadze: +130, (30% of action, 42% of bets)
Omar Morales: -162, (70% of action, 58% of bets)
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