Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2015
- Six wins by KO, two by submission (RNC, Arm triangle)
- Five first round finishes
- Has won nine of his last 15 and two of his last four
- Origin of nickname: “It’s my middle name.”
UFC Fight Night (11/19/22) Morales lost a three unanimous decision to Miles Johns
UFC Fight Night (5/21/22) Morales lost a three round unanimous decision to Jonathan Martinez
UFC on ESPN (12/4/21) Morales knocked out Louis Smolka at 2:02 of the first round
UFC 265 (8/7/21) Morales won a three round unanimous decision over Drako Rodriguez
UFC on ESPN (5/30/20) Morales was stopped by Chris Gutierrez via strikes at 4:27 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (7/13/19) Morales lost a three round unanimous decision to Benito Lopez
UFC Fight Night (5/4/19) Morales won a three round unanimous decision over Aiemann Zahabi
UFC Fight Night (11/24/18) Morales lost a three round unanimous decision to Song Yadong
Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2
Week five (7/17/18) Morales was submitted by Domingo Pilarte via rear naked choke at 1:52 of the second round
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training seven years ago. I went to my first live event in Boise, Idaho and got hooked. I realized I could do this and do it well.
What titles have you held? State champion wrestler, featherweight pro title for Front Street Fights.
Do you have any heroes? I don’t necessarily have a "hero," but if I had to say I looked up to anyone, it would be Muhammad Ali for his mindset.
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It validates myself and all the hard work, sacrifice, and time that have been put in. It’s definitely a goal I've been working for, but it's not the end goal.
What was your job before you started fighting? Before going full-time with fighting, I was an assistant manager at Sprint.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Undefeated as amateur (4-0). I also won several amateur boxing titles in boxing.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Blue belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: D'Arce choke
Favorite Striking technique: Jab