Alex Morono
The Great White


Win streak hits three
October 12, 2019
Morono defeated Max Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Tampa.
It was a strong effort from Morono in a fight in which he entered as a slight (+125) underdog. No fight involving Morono will ever be a technical masterpiece -- this one wasn't, either -- but his ability to absorb punishment and keep on ticking is remarkable. Morono's two biggest strikes were a beautiful spinning back fist late in Round 2 and a knockdown in Round 3. The 29-year-old Texan's long term ceiling is limited by his inability to defend himself with regularity, but he's a load of fun to watch and is now on a three-fight win streak.
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Draws Max Griffin in Tampa
August 25, 2019
Morono will take on Max Griffin in a welterweight matchup at UFC Tampa on Oct. 12, John Morgan of reports.
Morono has emerged victorious in back-to-back contests, and although his opponent is coming off a win, Griffin still sports a sub-.500 record under the UFC banner. While both men average more than four significant strikes landed per minute, Morono sports a superior defensive mark, getting hit by more than one less significant strike per minute of fight time. Morono doesn't have much wrestling to speak of (at least that we've seen), but don't be fooled by Griffin's superior numbers in that category -- they were inflated after he accrued six takedowns in his last fight against a debuting opponent. What Griffin does have, however, is a four-inch reach advantage.
Easily dispatches Zak Ottow in Wichita
March 9, 2019
Morono defeated Zak Ottow via TKO (strikes, verbal submission) at 3:34 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night in Wichita, Kansas.
Morono continues to quietly go about his business at 170 pounds. The 28-year-old Texan has now won back-to-back fights for the second time in his UFC career. A win over Ottow means little in the grand scheme of things, but Morono did a nice job of closing the show when the opportunity presented itself. Morono is extremely durable and has a decent all-around game. He makes for useful roster depth.
Survives devastating eye poke
November 24, 2018
Morono defeated Kenan Song via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night 141 on Saturday in Beijing, China.
Morono came into this fight wanting to wing punches, and he stuck with that strategy throughout the fight. It actually worked well for him since Song did not seem interesting in throwing volume. Song would sit on his strikes, while Morono would march forward and throw strike after strike. In the third round, Morono attempted a spinning back fist. In the process, he spun right into an eye poke. He went down and appeared to be in a lot of pain, but he survived and made the final bell.
Falls to Jordan Mein Saturday in Calgary
July 28, 2018
Morono lost to Jordan Mein via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC on FOX 30 on Saturday in Calgary.
Outside of a handful of wild, looping shots that connected, Morono did little damage in Rounds 1 and 2. He was slightly better in the final frame, but Mein had the fight locked up by then. Morono struggled with his takedown defense and he allowed Mein to grind him into the mat from top position. Set to turn 28 years old next month, Morono has been trending in the wrong direction after a quick start to his UFC career. He has just one win in his last four fights (1-2, 1NC) and he has struggled to make adjustments against better opponents.
Booked to fight Jordan Mein in Calgary
April 27, 2018
Morono is set to fight Jordan Mein in a welterweight bout at UFC Calgary on July 28.
Morono is still relatively new to the UFC, but the 27-year-old managed to boost his record to an impressive 3-1 after defeated Joshua Burkman via submission at UFC Fight Night in Austin back in February. Morono will look to build on that win in Calgary against a fighter in Mein who has only won one bout since coming out of retirement in 2015.