Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Moraes Odds and Betting Preview

With Henry Cejudo solidifying his position as the 125 lb Champion at Fight Night 143 in Brooklyn, Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes are all set for a rematch bout as the main event to UFC Fight Night 144 in Brazil on Saturday 2nd February 2019.
Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Moraes
February 03,2019
10:00 PM

When they last met, Assuncao won a tight and controversial decision. Two years later, a quick look at the Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Morae betting lines suggest a reversal could be in the works.

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Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Moraes 2 Odds

Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Moraes 2 is an important rematch in the UFC Flyweight division with the winner of this match up surely next or second in line to a shot at the title.

The early Assuncao vs Moraes lines suggest that Moraes is the clear favourite at odds of -220 at bet365*, which might confuse some people because Assuncao won when the pair met in Rio back in 2017. But that decision win was a split vote from the judges which could’ve gone either way. Assuncao is the +137.50 underdog at William Hill.

There is also the fact that Marlon Moraes is currently on a three fight winning tear since, knocking out his last two opponents and definitely suggesting he could be ready for a title shot soon. A statement win here would put him firmly in line for a shot, perhaps for a title eliminator fight with Joseph Benavidez or even a direct shot at the Champion Henry Cejudo.

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Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Moraes Predictions

As for Assuncao vs Moraes predictions, we think this is an ideal chance for Moraes to prove those judges wrong. He will be looking for an early finish of course, but the decision win for the 30-year old looks the more likely outcome against an opponent as tough and classy as Raphael Assuncao, who is a very respected +180 underdog.

For Moraes, the blueprint is there to beat Assuncao. He has to establish early control of the pace to the fight, as well as keeping up an intense work rate. He looks to be reaching the peak of his career and will be a hard man to deny given this main event opportunity.

Prediction: Morlan Moraes to win by Decision

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