MMA, martial arts

California vs Iowa: Joseph Morales, Eric Shelton fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 139’ in Colorado

The Ultimate Fighting Championship held “UFC Fight Night 139” at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, United States on November 10, 2018. The fight card featured 12 mixed martial arts matches, three of which were female matches.

In the second bout of the evening, two American fighters faced each other in the flyweight division. Joseph “Bopo” Morales, 24, of Sacramento, California, United States faced Eric “Showtime” Shelton, 27, of Davenport, Iowa, United States.

Blue Corner

Morales was born in Fresno, California on August 22, 1992. “UFC Fight Night 139” marked his third bout in the UFC.

Red Corner

Shelton was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States on February 2, 1991. “UFC Fight Night 139” marked his eighth bout in the UFC with his The Ultimate Fighter bouts included.

Fight Result

After three five-minute rounds, the flyweight bout between Morales and Shelton was left in the hands of the judges, who scored it 29-28, 27-30, 30-27. In the end, referee Tom Johnson raised the hand of the Iowan contender, who was declared the winner via split decision.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 139” improved Shelton’s professional MMA record to 12 wins and 5 losses. It was his fourth win in the UFC.

On the other hand, Sanchez now has 9 wins and 2 losses. He has 1 win and 2 losses in the UFC.

“UFC Fight Night 139” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, 35, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States and Mike “Platinum” Perry, 27, of Orlando, Florida, United States battled it out in the welterweight division. The fighter from Albuquerque submitted his opponent from Orlando via armbar at 4:46 of Round 1.

In the main event, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, 31, of Seoul, South Korea and Yair “El Pantera” Rodriguez, 26, of Chicago, Illinois, United States competed in the featherweight division. The American contender knocked out his Korean opponent via elbow at 4:59 of Round 5.

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