Omar Morales

Venezuelan Fighter


Crushing split decision defeat
March 18, 2023
Morales lost to Chris Duncan via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 28-29) at UFC 286 on Saturday in London.
In a fight which could have legitimately gone either way, the hard-luck loss for Morales may very well result in the end of his time with the company. Each of the first two rounds were close. Morales did a decent job of damaging Duncan at distance, but his poor takedown defense was his ultimate downfall. He allowed Duncan to connect on 5-of-14 takedown attempts, including four in the final round alone. It was a terrible visual for the judges with the fight hanging in the balance. The 37-year-old Venezuelan began his UFC run with back-to-back victories, but he's now lost three in a row and four of five dating back to October 2020. This will be a difficult setback for Morales to overcome.
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Books fight with Chris Duncan
February 8, 2023
Morales is scheduled to face Chris Duncan in a lightweight bout at UFC 286 in London on March 18, Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes reports.
Morales, who was forced to withdraw from his last scheduled fight Jan. 14 versus Mateusz Rebecki in Las Vegas due to an unspecified injury, but he'll be healthy enough to return to the Octagon in March as a replacement on the UFC 286 card for Michal Figlak, who withdrew from the matchup with Duncan after recently undergoing knee surgery. The 37-year-old from Venezuela will be looking to end a two-fight losing streak while he takes on Duncan, who is making his promotional debut.
Drops out Jan. 14
January 3, 2023
Morales (undisclosed) won't face Mateusz Rebecki at UFC Vegas 67 on Jan. 14 as previously scheduled, Marcel Dorff of reports.
The reason for the absence is unclear, but Morales is now off the card regardless. Nick Fiore is stepping in on short notice and will make his UFC debut against Rebecki.
Booked for Jan. 14
November 3, 2022
Morales will take on Mateusz Rebecki at UFC Vegas 67 on Jan. 14, Marcel Dorff of reports.
Morales will be hoping to bounce back following a loss to Uros Medic by TKO in May. That was his third loss in his last four fights. He needs to end that skid in January or he may not get another shot with the promotion.
Inconsistent ways continue
May 21, 2022
Morales lost to Uros Medic via TKO (punches) at 3:05 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Morales had never been stopped via strikes prior to this one, but his chin let him down at the worst possible time. Morales lost Round 1, but certainly wasn't overwhelmed by Medic. The script flipped completely in Round 2. He was first floored by a big left hand from his opponent, and after working his way back to his feet, ate another big left which dropped him and forced referee Chris Tognoni to wisely step in and call off the bout. A product of Dana White's Contender Series, Morales began his UFC run with back-to-back unanimous decision wins over Dong Hyun Ma and Gabriel Benitez. He has lost two in a row and three of four since. That, combined with the fact he will be turning 37 years of age this coming September, leaves Morales in an extremely vulnerable position moving forward.
Facing Medic in May
February 22, 2022
Morales (ankle) agreed to fight Uros Medic (thumb) in a lightweight bout at UFC's May 21 event, Marcel Dorff of reports.
Morales lost his last fight to Jonathan Pearce via submission in late September, and he'll make his return to the Octagon in May. Medic participated in that same card in September and suffered his first defeat as a professional, as he fell to Jalin Turner via submission.