full name: Omar Antonio Morales Ferrer
fight name: Venezuelan Fighter
residence: Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States
weight divisions: lightweight, featherweight
current promotion: UFC
pro MMA record: 11-4
Omar Morales is a Venezuelan professional mixed martial artist is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. He trains at Kill Cliff FC in Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Morales is 5 years older than his brother Gabriel Morales, who is also a professional MMA fighter. Their father Omar Morales Marcano is a martial arts trainer who founded Academia Slam, a martial arts school in Caracas.
Omar Jr. is 5’11” tall and he competes in the lightweight and featherweight division. Here are 13 more things about him:
- On November 26, 2011, he made his professional MMA debut in Maturin, Venezuela where he submitted Angel Brito.
- In 2012, he submitted Jesus Rodriguez in Los Teques, Venezuela and Wilmer Gonzalez in Caracas.
- On September 26, 2014, he submitted Stefan Werleman in Oranjestad, Aruba.
- On May 29, 2015, he defeated Danilo Padilha da Silva in Miami, Florida.
- On February 20, 2016, he submitted Jhan Zuniga in Valencia, Venezuela.
- On February 15, 2017, he and Gabriel were at Club Marina Grande in Maiquetía, Venezuela with their mother. He visited Miami in July 2017 and Atlanta, Georgia, USA in September 2017.
- On August 17, 2018, he made his Bellator MMA debut at “Bellator 204” in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA where he knocked out Troy Nawrocki.
- On August 6, 2019, he defeated Harvey Park via technical knockout at “Dana White’s Contender Series 23” in Las Vegas. On December 21, 2019, he made his UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 165” in Busan, South Korea where he defeated Ma Dong-hyun via unanimous decision.
- On May 13, 2020, he defeated Gabriel Benitez via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Night 171” in Jacksonville, Florida.
- On October 11, 2020, he moved from lightweight to featherweight and lost to Giga Chikadze via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Island 5” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
- As a featherweight, he defeated Shane Young via unanimous decision at “UFC 260” in Enterprise, Nevada on March 27, 2021 and he was submitted by Jonathan Pearce via rear-naked choke at “UFC 266” in Paradise, Nevada on September 25, 2021.
- On May 21, 2022, he moved back from featherweight to lightweight and lost to Uroš Medić via technical knockout via punches at “UFC Vegas 55” in Enterprise.
- He was 37 years old when he lost to Chris Duncan via split decision on March 18, 2023 at “UFC 286” in London, England, United Kingdom, which downgraded his professional MMA record to 11 wins and 4 losses.
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