UFC Vegas 76 is set to get going this weekend from the Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 1 at 7 p.m. ET. There is a six-bout main card highlighted by a middleweight fight between #7 Sean Strickland and Abus Magomedov. Also notable on the main card is a welterweight fight between Max Griffin and Michael Morales.
Griffin (19-9) has enjoyed a seven-year tenure in the UFC. He defeated Tim Means by way of a split decision in his previous fight last October. The 37-year-old has won four of his last five bouts, including a first-round knockout of Kenan Song back in March 2021. Griffin fights orthodox, has a 76” reach, and has 50% striking accuracy.
Morales (14-0) had a standout performance on the Dana White Contender Series back in September 2021. After getting a contract, the 24-year-old has gone 2-0 in the UFC, with two TKO finishes over Trevin Giles and Adam Fugitt. Morales fights orthodox, has a 79” reach, and has 51% striking accuracy.
How to watch Max Griffin vs. Michael Morales
Date: Saturday, July 1
Fight time: Main card starts at 7 p.m. ET
Live stream: ESPN+
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds/Predictions
Splits: 76% of handle, 85% of bets on Morales
Morales has been on a tear of late and the public is siding with him considering these splits. Griffin comes into this one with a ton of big-fight experience and is a bump in competition for Morales. However, Morales is enduring an impressive stretch of fighting, leaving him with the upper hand coming into this bout. Morales by knockout (+175) or by decision (+165) are the plays here.