UFC Jacksonville: Gabriel Benitez vs. Omar Morales Play-by-Play

The undefeated Omar Morales fought Gabriel Benitez on the undercard of UFC Jacksonville on Wednesday. Here’s the play-by-play of the bout.

Live coverage of the entire card can be seen here.

Bout 3: Gabriel Benitez (21-7) vs. Omar Morales (9-0) (Lightweight)

Undefeated Omar Morales fought Gabriel Benitez in the third preliminary matchup. At the start of the round both fighters were throwing small shots that didn’t connect. They picked up the pace heavily in the final minute.

Benitez had a cut on his nose going into the second round. On his left leg there was a cut that started bleeding in the round too. The striking was at a moderate pace for the entire round. Morales stayed on the perimeter of the octagon for most of the round.

The fighters kept chipping away at eachother through the third round. The close action made it hard to find a winner. Going to the scorecards, Omar Morales got the win, remaining undefeated (30-27, 29-28 & 29-28).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Benitez 9 10 9 28
Morales 10 9 10 29

 

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