Clan Wars 24: Dalton vs. Morris Preview

Clan Wars 24: Dalton vs. Morris Preview

The co-main event of Clan Wars 24 sees the undefeated Decky Dalton (6-0) faces veteran Gary Morris (7-9) in a featherweight contest.

Dalton returned to competition at BAMMA 24 earlier this year after being away from competition for four years. The Northern Irishman quickly re-established the hype that had once surrounded him before with a dominant display that saw him capture a unanimous decision over Mike Cutting (6-5). Fans, fellow fighters and media were impressed with Dalton's win and the apparent lack of ring rust against Cutting, who had competed eight times since Dalton was last in there.

His opponent Gary Morris also returned to action at BAMMA 24 after his own competitive hiatus of five years. Morris lost via a second round submission to Sean Tobin (4-2), nothing to be ashamed of given the fact of not fighting for so long and coming in to face an opponent of Tobin's abilities.

Fight Stats:

  • Dalton is undefeated in 6 professional fights where he has a 50% finish rate, all TKO's.
  • Morris has 7 stoppage victories and nearly 90% of his fights in total have not went the distance.
  • Morris comes into this fight off the back of four straight defeats.
  • They share one common opponent: Connor Dillon. Dalton scored a unanimous decision over Dillon while Morris lost via third round TKO.
  • Dalton has a Clan Was record of 2-0 and this will be Morris' promotional debut.

Dalton will be the favorite heading into this fight but Morris will certainly be a game opponent as he knows that a win over someone like Dalton who has the praise and hype around him will only boost his stock up. Being the underdog, Morris will come in with seemingly nothing to lose and that can make for a dangerous fighter.

Given that 90% of Morris' fight haven't went the distance I suspect this one to be no different. The Dubliner could come in hard looking for the finish himself but this might leave him open and you simply can't leave too many openings against a fighter like Dalton.

Prediction: A valiant effort by Morris in what should be a good fight but Dalton to win via TKO in round 2.

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