The 125 lb UFC Flyweight division was in need of a lift and Champion Henry Cejudo provided it last weekend with a first round knockout win over Bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw.
Next up on Saturday 2nd February at Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil, Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes will throw down in a main event rematch of their meeting at UFC 212. Read on for the latest Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Moraes odds and betting preview for the big night…
Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Moraes Odds
The Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Moraes odds and betting lines show that the bookies favourite is Marlon Moraes at best odds of -225 of with Betway. He has beaten John Dodson, Aljamain Sterling and Jimmy Rivera since that loss, his last two wins by devastating KO’s.
Raphael Assuncao is our +180 underdog on the betting lines with bet365* bookmakers online, which is a price that may well attract plenty of supporters. But Marlon Moraes is on a revenge mission and will definitely looking for the finish this time.
Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Moraes Predictions
What we have here is two very evenly matched Flyweight fighters who meet at just the right time. The 125 lb division needs another big boost and some fireworks here would add some intrigue about who will get the next title shot.
To the eyes on many experts and MMA fans, Marlon Moraes was marginally the better man when losing a split decision to Assuncao in Rio de Janeiro two years ago.
Perhaps Assuncao landed the harder shots over the three rounds, but Moraes did appear to put in the higher work rate, with solid shots to the body and head throughout, followed up by solid leg kicks. Since that fight, both men have remained unbeaten so it’s perfect timing to venture a rematch.
Fight Prediction: Moraes to win by KO/TKO