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Bantamweight Division

Not Fighting

"Vandetta"

Vince Morales

Bantamweight Division

11-7-0 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

5

First Round Finishes

athlete record

Info

Learn more about Vince Morales' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Caldwell, United States
Trains at
Syndicate MMA
Fighting style
Wrestling
Age
32
Height
67.00
Weight
136.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 24, 2018
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
36.00
  • 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