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UFC 270 live blog: Michael Morales vs. Trevin Giles

Michael Morales and Trevin Giles at UFC 270
Michael Morales and Trevin Giles will kick off the UFC 270 main card Saturday night.
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This is the UFC 270 live blog for Michael Morales vs. Trevin Giles, a welterweight main card bout on Saturday’s fight card at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The 170-pound fight was elevated to the pay-per-view opener after a middleweight bout between Rodolpho Vieira and Wellington Turman was cancelled due to undisclosed reasons. Giles, an officer with the Houston Police Department, returns to the octagon six months after a knockout loss to Dricus du Plessis, which snapped a three-fight winning streak. Of his five UFC wins, he has earned three by knockout and lost two by submission.

In Morales, he meets an undefeated (12-0) newcomer who earned his UFC ticket with a decision win over Nikolay Veretennikov on the Contender Series. Of the Mexico native’s wins, he’s finished 10 inside of the distance. A native of Tijuana, he trains with Xtreme Fitness Machala.

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