Former UFC Fighter Albert Morales Reflects on LXF 3 Victory

Former UFC bantamweight Albert Morales got back in the win column at LXF 3 over the weekend, and has big plans moving forward.

Commerce, CA — After a rough road during his UFC tenure, bantamweight Albert Morales has started to turn things around. He’s 2-1 in his past three fights, picking up another win this past weekend at LXF 3.

Speaking to Cageside Press following the event, Morales (9-6-1) said it felt amazing. Not just the win, but “to be in front of my friends and family. And the biggest thing, honestly, is I get to represent my country on its independence. I know they’re at home watching.”

Reflecting on the fight, he recalled that opponent Ron Scolesdang “hit me in the first round, it definitely rocked me. But I knew I had to fight through this stuff, stay composed, regain my composure and get out there and look for the opportunity. And I got it, so thank God.”

The talk coming into the fight was about the losses, but Morales’ faith in himself never wavered. “I don’t doubt myself. I never doubt myself. The way I see it, losses are just learning lessons,” he said. “The thing is, as long as you continue to learn, as long as you don’t give up, you can make anything happen.”

“That’s all I’m doing. I don’t really consider losses anything. I consider them learning lessons. I don’t lose, I learn,” he added.

His future plans are clear. Saturday’s bout at LXF 3 had been talked about as a title eliminator. “Next is that bantamweight strap. Right now that’s all I’ve got to focus on. Whoever that is. There’s a couple opponents that we can throw out there.”

“Right now we’re going to celebrate this win with the team, we want that bantamweight strap, then we’ve got some bigger plans for the future, for sure,” he finished.