10 Welterweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2021


Michael “Jon Jones” Morales

20 | 6’3″ | Oro, Ecuador | 10-0 | 9 Finishes | 8 KO/TKOs, 1 Submission Triangle) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 20-17 | Best Win – Ricardo Centeno (6-5)

The most untested fighter on this list, Morales did all he could possibly do in 2020. The young 20-year-old secured three wins in the year and all three came with Morales finishing his opponent. In his last bout he won the vacant EMMA welterweight title. Marlon Vera is the only fighter in the UFC from Ecuador and Morales has a real shot at joining him.

Morales is a tall welterweight at 6’3″ using his length well. He throws good leg kicks and long straight strikes. He does hold his hands low but he’s comfortable with his distance control. Morales doesn’t have the power but does have the output and volume. He does need a step up in competition to really prove how good he is.


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