Morales is the former NABA Super Featherweight champion, but this will be his third fight at 135 pounds after two previous victories.
The 29 year-old Mexican had a slow start to his professional career, with a loss and three draws in his first four fights. However, he then embarked on a 16-fight winning streak, including notable wins over Luis Franco for the NABA Super Featherweight title and then defending his belt against Charles Huerta.
The 31 year-old Filipino southpaw Mercito Gesta has had two previous world title shots, being outclassed on both occasions by Miguel “Titere” Vazquez back in 2012 and Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares in 2018.
Carlos Morales vs Mercito Gesta Betting Lines & Predictions
In his last fight, Mercito Gesta was stopped in the ninth round by Juan Antonio Rodriguez in what was a surprise loss. That has to be a factor when it comes to UFC bet predictions for this fight.
Neither of these fighters is quite at the elite level at present, but we have to go with Carlos Morales as the tip to win this bout, as he’s fought and beaten some of the toughest names in the game and has never been stopped.
Gesta has registered 17 KOs in his career, so clearly carries a threat, but the Mexican gets our backing.
There are as yet no boxing odds available on this fight with any of the reputable sportsbooks, but look to the likes of 888Sport, bet365 Sportsbook, Betway and Sports Interaction for the best lines on the fight.