Opening up the pay-per-view portion of the fight card was a welterweight clash between undefeated Michael Morales and the highly touted, Trevin Giles.
Morales, who was making his UFC debut coming off a win on Dana White’s Contender Series, was hurt early by the police officer from Texas known as “The Problem,” in Giles.
After regaining his composure, Morales was able bounce back and hit Giles with a similar punch that had given him problems just moments ago. Giles was rocked, dropped, and just seconds later the fight was stopped by seasoned mixed martial arts referee Michael Beltran.
With the win tonight on the UFC 270 pay-per-view, Morales moves to a perfect 13-0 and should be considered as one of the top prospects at 170-pounds.
OH. MY. GOOOOOOOODNESSSSS!!!!!!
— UFC (@ufc) January 23, 2022
Earlier UFC 270 results:
Michael Morales defeated Trevin Giles via TKO – Round 1, 4:06
Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPN+)
Victor Henry defeated Raoni Barcelos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jack Della Maddalena defeated Pete Rodriguez via TKO – Round 1, 2:59
Tony Gravely defeated Saimon Oliveira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matt Frevola defeated Genaro Valdez via TKO – Round 1, 3:15
Early Prelims (7 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+)
Vanessa Demopoulos defeated Silvana Gomez Juarez via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:25
Jasmine Jasudavicius defeated Kay Hansen via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
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