Sergey Morozov vs. Journey Newson – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Vegas 66: Cannonier vs. Strickland is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 17, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Sergey Morozov will take on Journey Newson in the Bantamweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Vegas 66 card.

In this post, we will break down Sergey Morozov vs. Journey Newson matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 33-year-old, Sergey Morozov is coming in with a 18-5-0 record. Morozov will be fighting for the first time since a win via U-DEC against Raulian Paiva at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot in June.

Newson, meanwhile, is coming off a U-DEC win against Fernie Garcia on June 25, 2022 at UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje and holds a 10-3-0 (1 NC) record.

Sergey Morozov vs. Journey Newson
33
Age
33
5′ 6″
Height
5′ 5″
135 lbs.
Weight
135 lbs.
67″
Reach
67″
18-5-0
Record
10-3-0 (1 NC)
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Sergey Morozov has an orthodox fighting stance with a 67″ reach. The 33-year-old, Journey Newson is an orthodox fighter with a 67″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Sergey Morozov:
→ Morozov’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Morozov lands 3.34 significant strikes per minute.
→ Morozov’s takedown accuracy is 26%.
→ Morozov’s takedown average is 2.87 per 15 minutes.
→ Morozov’s takedown defense is 64%.

Morozov comes in with 48% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.34 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Newson fires at 36% accuracy, landing about 3.26 significant strikes per minute. Sergey Morozov also has a 26% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.87 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Newson’s 0.96 takedowns and 0% takedown accuracy.

Journey Newson:
→ Newson’s striking accuracy is 36%.
→ Newson lands 3.26 significant strikes per minute.
→ Newson’s takedown accuracy is 50%.
→ Newson’s takedown average is 0.96 per 15 minutes.
→ Newson’s takedown defense is 0%.

Journey spent on average 7:50 minutes in the Octagon and Sergey has an average fight time of 11:46 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Vegas 66 is live in , who do you think will win, Sergey or Journey? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Vegas 66: Cannonier vs. Strickland
Date
December 17, 2022
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Sergey Morozov vs. Journey Newson

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