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Welterweight Division

"The Great White"

Alex Morono

Welterweight Division

24-9-0 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

11

First Round Finishes

Alex Morono

athlete record

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Learn more about Alex Morono's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Houston, United States
Trains at
Gracie Barra The Woodlands
Fighting style
Kickboxer
Age
33
Height
71.00
Weight
188.00
Octagon Debut
Jan. 3, 2016
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
39.00
  • Pro since 2010
     
  • Seven wins by submission (3 guillotine, triangle, 3 armbar), six by knockout
     
  • 11 first round finishes
     
  • Four finishes in under 90 seconds
     
  • Has won 10 of his last 14 and six of his last eight
     
  • Had 2-0 amateur MMA record
     
  • Origin of nickname: “Because I’m aggressive like a shark.”

UFC Fight Night (4/6/24) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over Court McGee

UFC Fight Night (10/7/23) Morono lost a three round unanimous decision to Joaquin Buckley 

UFC on ABC (5/13/23) Morono submitted Tim Means via guillotine choke at 2:09 of the second round

UFC 282 (12/10/22) Morono was knocked out by Santiago Ponzinibbio at 2:29 of the third round

UFC 277 (7/30/22) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over Matthew Semelsberger

UFC on ESPN (12/4/21) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over Mickey Gall

UFC Fight Night (9/4/21) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over David Zawada

UFC on ESPN (5/8/21) Morono stopped Donald Cerrone via strikes at 4:40 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (12/19/20) Morono lost a three round unanimous decision to Anthony Pettis

UFC Fight Night (11/14/20) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over Rhys McKee

UFC 247 (2/8/20) Morono was knocked out by Khaos Williams at :27 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/12/19) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over Max Griffin

UFC Fight Night (3/9/19) Morono stopped Zak Ottow via strikes at 3:34 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/24/18) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over Kenan Song

UFC on FOX (7/28/18) Morono lost a three round unanimous decision to Jordan Mein

UFC Fight Night (2/18/18) Morono submitted Josh Burkman via guillotine choke at 2:12 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/23/17) Morono lost a three round split decision to Keita Nakamura

UFC Fight Night (2/4/17) Morono’s loss to Niko Price was overturned to a no contest when Price failed a post-fight drug test

UFC on FOX (12/17/16) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over James Moontasri

UFC 195 (1/2/16) Morono won a three round split decision over Kyle Noke

When and why did you start training for fighting? Began training in January of 2007. Interest in fighting was sparked by Fedor vs. Coleman fight when he was 15.

What ranks and titles have you held? Legacy welterweight champion.

Do you have any heroes? My father.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything. It’s a dream come true, the start of something monumental.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Legacy amateur series welterweight champion

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Legacy pro champ. 1-0 in pro kickboxing

If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ black belt, Taekwondo black belt

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine choke

Favorite Striking technique: Head kick