Andre Fili Favors Cory Sandhagen Over Marlon Moraes: "He's Real Slick"

Fighters are split between the UFC Fight Island 5 headliners but Andre Fili and James Krause lean towards Cory Sandhagen beating Marlon Moraes.

Fili and Krause spoke with Fightful ahead of UFC Fight Island for the Fighters Predict series.

"That is a banger of a fight," Fili said. "Moraes is obviously tough and has beaten a lot of guys, but Sandhagen is one of my favourite people to watch fight right now in MMA. Sandhagen's style is one of my favorites to watch. And he's a great dude too, so I'm going to go with Sandhagen. I think he's a problem for a lot of people, dude. Sandhagen is fucking slick, he's real slick."

"Sandhagen. I like the movement," Krause added. "Moraes is good, he is tough. This fight wouldn't surprise me if it went either way. I like Sandhagen's movement and striking. I think he is the more diverse striker. I'll go Sandhagen."

UFC Fight Island 5 takes place on Saturday, October 10 at Fight Island on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The card is headlined by Moraes vs. Sandhagen and airs on ESPN+. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.

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