1. Marlon Moraes (-120) - 1.5 Units
Marlon Moraes is one of the best fighters that not many people know about, or do they give a lot of credit to. He trains at a great camp with notable fighters such as Frankie Edgar, Zabit Magomedshapirov, Edson Barbosa, and Eddie Alvarez. My favorite part about his skillset is how aware he is while reading what his opponent is doing. He is adaptable, aggressive, and can turn on the jets when needed in a fight. In his past three fights he has shown how dangerous he can be by dismantling top competition, all of them in the first round.
In this fight with Cejudo I see Moraes having a big advantage on the feet. I think both might start off with a cautious approach, but over time Moraes will be able to chop at Cejudo's legs with kicks. Sometimes Cejudo stands in a karate style stance, and if he does that in this fight, Moraes will have a field day landing hard kicks. I also think Moraes will be very successful at defending all takedowns from Cejudo. Moraes keeps his distance, and he reads his opponents movements very well. That leads me to believe that he will be able to read every takedown attempt and will defend each one that comes his way. Cejudo also likes to rush forward with wild punches. Moraes should be able to stay on the outside and counter with big punches of his own. I also believe that Moraes can land one of his notorious headkicks in this fight if he sets it up appropriately. Mighty Mouse had a few successful headkicks that landed when he fought Cejudo last August.
Overall, I think this fight could be close if both men show each other too much respect. But Moraes should be able to land the more damaging shots when these two exchange. Moraes will be the larger man, and he uses range very well. Marlon Moraes by TKO, Round 3.