The Weight Cutting Chronicles: UFC 260

Giga Chikadze and Omar Morales, UFC Fight Island 5
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 09: (L-R) Opponents Giga Chikadze of Georgia and Omar Morales of Venezuela face off during the UFC weigh-in on October 09, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Omar Morales (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC)

Featherweight (145lbs): 0-1 (UFC)

Lightweight (155lbs): 2-0 (UFC), 4-0 (MMA)

Omar Morales started his professional MMA career nearly 10 years ago and now 35-years old, is fighting for just the second time in the featherweight division.

Morales has had the majority of his fights in the lightweight division including his 2018 fight in Bellator ahead of getting a shot on the Contender Series the following year. Omar earned a UFC contract as a result of his finish on Contender Series and (somewhat surprisingly, if you follow the WCC series) stayed at 155lbs for the following two fights.

Omar Morales lost the first fight of his career in his most recent fight, as he moved down to the featherweight division, losing a unanimous decision to Giga Chikadze.

Morales stands at 5’11” and has a 74″ reach, with a pretty muscular frame as well. Even though Morales didn’t need to utilize his full allotted grace pound, he will still be a fighter to watch on the scale thanks to his frame and his age as he again returns to the featherweight division at UFC 260.