UPDATE: Chris Gutierrez won via leg kick TKO at 4:27 of the second round. This is the 10th time in UFC history someone has won via leg kick TKO.
MMA returns to Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30th with UFC on ESPN 9. The 11-fight card gets underway at 6 p.m. ET, and is headlined by Tyrone Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns in a matchup of welterweight contenders.
The preliminary card opens with a featherweight fight between Chris Gutierrez and Vince Morales. Gutierrez enters the fight coming off a split decision win over Geraldo de Freitas Jr. at UFC Fight Night 156 last August. Morales enters UFC on ESPN 9 having lost three of his last five fights, with his most recent a unanimous decision loss to Benito Lopez at UFC Fight Night 155 last July.
Gutierrez comes into the event 14-4-1. His 14 wins include six by KO/TKO, one by submission, and seven by decision. His four losses include one submission and three decisions. He enters the fight averaging 3.65 significant strikes per minute, while absorbing 2.3.
Morales enters with a record of 9-4. His nine wins include five by KO/TKO, and two each by submission and decision. His four losses include two by submission and two by decision. he is currently landing 4.93 significant strikes per minute, while absorbing 7.53.
Chris Gutierrez: -125
Vince Morales: -103
Chris Gutierrez: $8,300
Vince Morales: $7,900