In the only welterweight match on the preliminary card for UFC Vegas 14, Alex Morono will take on Rhys McKee this Saturday live from Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.
The 30-year-old Morono is entering the cage as the favorite, with a professional fighting record of 17-6-1 (1 NC). In his only fight this year at UFC 247, Morono lost to Khaos Williams in Round 1 by knockout. He hasn’t won a fight since October of 2019 at UFC Fight Night 161.
“The Great White” Griffin will try to win on Saturday using his striking skills. Most of the TKOs/KOs throughout his career have came via punches, and he averages 4.42 strikes per minute but absorbs a significant amount at 3.10 strikes per minute.
The 25-year-old McKee has a professional fighting record of 10-3-1 fighting in his second-ever UFC bout. In his debut fight at UFC on ESPN 14 this summer, “Skeletor” lost to phenom Khamzat Chimaev in Round 1 by TKO.
Before making the jump to UFC, McKee won three-straight matches at CW (Cage Warriors), including two by TKO.
Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Alex Morono vs. Rhys McKee at UFC Vegas 14 on November 14th.
Odds and Betting splits
Alex Morono: -200, (36% of action, 64% of bets)
Rhys McKee: +156, (64% of action, 36% of bets)
Alex Morono: $8,900
Rhys McKee: $7,300
The youngster in McKee will be looking to have a better showing on Saturday after his debut went rather quickly. “Skeletor” did not score a single point against Chimaev, who knocked him out in Round 1.
That being said, Morono might be the better choice to add to your DFS lineup. The veteran fighter is averaging 58.8 fantasy points per fight, but has outperformed that total in two out of his three last three matches with 80.5 and 113.5 points.
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