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Fight Stat Wrap: UFC Sydney Recap
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Joseph Morales    UFC    Flyweight
Morales will take on Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC Fight Night 125 in Belem, Brazil, on February 3, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Morales recently joined the UFC this past year, and defeated Roberto Sanchez in impressive fashion during his debut. That fight came in early August in Mexico City, and Morales used a rear-naked choke to best Sanchez via submission in Round 1 of the bout. On the other side, Figueiredo comes in with two straight wins following his move to the UFC, as he claimed a split decision victory over Jarred Brooks in a few weeks ago, and a defeat of Marco Beltran via TKO (strikes) in his debut in June.
Deiveson Figueiredo    UFC    Flyweight
Figueiredo will take on Joseph Morales at UFC Fight Night 125 in Brazil on February 3, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Figueiredo will enter with a perfect 13-0 professional record, and two straight victories to begin his time with the UFC. He bested Marco Beltran in his debut in early June via TKO (strikes) and went on to defeat Jarred Brooks via split decision in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in late October. Now he will return to Brazil, in Belem, to face off against Morales, who is coming off a victory against Roberto Sanchez in his UFC debut. Morales earned a Round 1 submission (rear-naked choke) during that fight, and also has a spotless career record, at 9-0.
Yaozong Hu    UFC    Heavyweight
Hu will face Cyril Asker in a heavyweight fight at UFC Fight Night 122 on Nov. 25 in Shanghai, UFC.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Hu turned professional in 2016 and has yet to lose. All three of his fights to date have ended in stoppage, two via TKO. The newcomer will make his UFC debut in front of a hometown crowd in his native China.
Cyril Asker    UFC    Heavyweight
Asker will now face Yaozong Hu in a heavyweight contest at UFC Fight Night 122 on Nov. 25 in Shanghai, UFC.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Asker was originally scheduled to take on James Mulheron for this fight. However, Mulheron was flagged with a potential anti-doping violation and was pulled from the bout. He has been replaced by newcomer and China native Yaozong Hu.
Yan Xiaonan    UFC    Strawweight
Xiaonan will face Kailin Curran in a strawweight contest at UFC Fight Night 122 on Nov. 25 in Shanghai, UFC.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Xiaonan joined professional MMA in 2009 only to take a five-year hiatus 2010. She returned to the sport in 2015 and has gone 5-0, 1NC since. At age 28, "Fury" maintains a 7-1, 1NC career record with five KO/TKOs, four of which were won in Round 1.
Kailin Curran    UFC    strawweight
Curran will face Yan Xiaonan in a strawweight fight at UFC Fight Night 122 on Nov. 25 in Shanghai, UFC.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Curran has really struggle in the UFC, having gone 1-5 since joining the promotion in 2014. The strawweight is 4-5 ovearlll and scores an average 2.00 takedowns a bout, but absorbs 4.38 significant strikes on average, which could come from the 53 percent strike defense she shows statistic-wise. She needs to get back on the winning track with this bout against Xiaonan.
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