Albert Morales

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Albert Morales
BornAlbert Franklin Morales Blacutt[1]
(1991-05-25) May 25, 1991 (age 27)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Other namesThe Warrior
ResidenceGranada Hills, California
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach72 in (183 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofReseda, California
TeamCarlson Gracie Southbay/The movement Gym
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under André "Alemão" Vanconcellos[2]
Years active2015-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total12
Wins7
By knockout2
By submission3
By decision2
Losses4
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision2
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Albert Morales (born May 25, 1991) is an American mixed martial artist, who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's bantamweight division.

Background[edit]

Born and raised in Southern California, Morales began training in mixed martial arts in 2013 at the age of 21. He turned to a strict training regimen in hopes of overcoming a checkered background and criminal ways. Albert Morales is of Bolivian descent and proudly waves Bolivian flag at UFC weigh in events.[3]

Morales is a lifelong dedicated fan of gaming and regularly streams and plays fps games.[citation needed]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

After four amateur fights, Morales made his professional debut in January 2015. He compiled an undefeated record of 6 - 0 on the regional scene in Southern California, including two stoppage victories for Bellator MMA and a decision win World Series of Fighting.

He signed with the UFC on the heels of a first round finish of Mario Israel at RFA 38 in June 2016.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Morales made his promotional debut on September 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 94 where he was tabbed as a short notice replacement for Manvel Gamburyan to face Alejandro Pérez.[4] The fight was scored a majority draw.[5]

Morales next faced Thomas Almeida on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 100.[6] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[7]

Morales faced promotional newcomer Andre Soukhamthath on March 4, 2017 at UFC 209.[8] He won the back-and-forth fight by split decision.[9]

Morales was tabbed as a short notice replacement for Mitch Gagnon to face Brett Johns on July 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 113.[10] He lost the bout by unanimous decision.[11]

Morales faced Benito Lopez on December 9, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 123.[12] He lost the back-and-forth fight by unanimous decision.[13]

Morales faced promotional newcomer Manny Bermudez on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28.[14] He lost the fight via submission in the second round.[15]

On August 14, 2018, it was announced that Morales was released from UFC.[16]

Post-UFC career[edit]

Morales is expected to face Cleber Luciano at Golden Boy Promotions' inaugural MMA event on November 24, 2018.[17]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 7–4–1 Manny Bermudez Submission (guillotine choke) UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens February 24, 2018 2 2:33 Orlando, Florida, United States
Loss 7–3–1 Benito Lopez Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega December 9, 2017 3 5:00 Fresno, California, United States
Loss 7–2–1 Brett Johns Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio July 16, 2017 3 5:00 Glasgow, Scotland
Win 7–1–1 Andre Soukhamthath Decision (split) UFC 209 March 4, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 6–1–1 Thomas Almeida TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 November 19, 2016 2 1:37 São Paulo, Brazil
Draw 6–0–1 Alejandro Pérez Draw (majority) UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson September 17, 2016 3 5:00 Hidalgo, Texas, United States Pérez was deducted 1 point due to hitting Morales after the end of round 2.
Win 6–0 Mario Israel KO (punch) RFA 38 June 3, 2016 1 0:20 Costa Mesa, California, United States
Win 5–0 Anthony Paredes Decision (unanimous) WSOF 28 February 20, 2016 3 5:00 Garden Grove, California, United States Return to Bantamweight.
Win 4–0 Kurt Weinrich Submission (triangle choke) WFC 16 January 23, 2016 1 2:31 Sacramento, California, United States Featherweight debut.
Win 3–0 David Suruy Submission (triangle choke) BAMMA USA 17 October 2, 2015 1 0:59 Commerce, California, United States
Win 2–0 John Yoo TKO (punches) Bellator 137 May 15, 2015 3 1:37 Temecula, California, United States
Win 1–0 Fabian Gonzalez Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 132 January 16, 2015 2 3:12 Temecula, California, United States Bantamweight debut.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/boxingnvgov/content/results/2017_Results/03-04-17MMA.pdf
  2. ^ a b "Albert Morales - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2016-09-15). "Morales saved by MMA, hoping for new life in UFC". ufc.com. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  4. ^ Staff (2016-08-17). "Albert Morales replaces Manny Gamburyan at UFC Fight Night 94 in Texas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  5. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-09-17). "UFC Fight Night 94 results: Albert Morales and Alejandro Perez battle to bizarre majority draw". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  6. ^ Dave Doyle (2016-10-18). "Thomas Almeida vs. Albert Morales set for UFC Fight Night 100". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  7. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 100 results: Thomas Almeida crushes Albert Morales for second-round TKO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  8. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2017-02-23). "UFC 209 lineup finalized with addition of two new bouts". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  9. ^ Simon Samano (2017-03-04). "UFC 209 results: Albert Morales spoils Andre Soukhamthath's UFC debut with decision win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  10. ^ Jim Edwards (2017-06-27). "Brett Johns gets new opponent for UFC Glasgow". champions.co. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  11. ^ "UFC Fight Night 113 results: Brett Johns sweeps short-notice opponent Albert Morales". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-16. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  12. ^ Staff (2017-10-16). "Newcomer Benito Lopez says he's fighting Albert Morales at UFC Fight Night 123". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night 123 results: Benito Lopez takes decision from Albert Morales in high-flying scrap". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  14. ^ Staff (2018-02-05). "Albert Morales welcomes newcomer Manny Bermudez at UFC on FOX 28". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  15. ^ "UFC on FOX 28 results: Manny Bermudez stays perfect, chokes out Albert Morales in second". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-24. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  16. ^ "Dustin Poirier Passing On 'Most Violent' Title Ahead Of Nate Diaz Fight". Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  17. ^ Steven Marrocco (October 15, 2018). "Proposed Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 lineup features Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero". mmajunkie.com.

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