25 Facts About Alex Morono


Alexander Quincy Morono was born on August 16,1990 and is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently fights as a welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Alex Morono was born and raised in Houston, Texas, alongside three brothers.

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Alex Morono's parents bought him a membership to LA Boxing gym where he began training in 2007, eventually noticing a jiu-jitsu class in the premises.

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Alex Morono went on to join the class and was instantly hooked to the discipline.

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Alex Morono cited The Matrix as inspiration for getting into MMA.

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Alex Morono earlier had the nickname of 'Baby Fedor' before he got 'The Great White' nickname after a sparring session.

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Later that same year, Alex Morono made his professional MMA debut, winning 21 seconds into the first round by armbar.

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On December 4,2015, Alex Morono won the Legacy Fighting Championship Welterweight Championship with a first-round guillotine choke over Derrick Krantz.

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Alex Morono stepped in on just over a week's notice to face Kyle Noke replacing an injured Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 195.

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Alex Morono was expected to face James Moontasri on October 15,2016 at UFC Fight Night 97.

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Alex Morono was expected to face Sheldon Westcott on February 4,2017 at UFC Fight Night 104.

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Alex Morono lost the fight via knockout at the end of the second round; however this was later overturned to a no contest after Price tested positive for marijuana.

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Alex Morono faced Keita Nakamura on September 23,2017 at UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs Okami.

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Alex Morono faced Joshua Burkman on February 18,2018 at UFC Fight Night 126.

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Alex Morono won the fight via a guillotine choke submission in the first round.

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Alex Morono faced Song Kenan on November 24,2018 at UFC Fight Night 141.

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Alex Morono won the fight via verbal submission due to elbow strikes in the first round.

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Alex Morono faced Max Griffin on October 12,2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 19.

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Alex Morono was scheduled to face Dhiego Lima on February 8,2020 at UFC 247.

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Alex Morono faced Rhys McKee on November 14,2020 at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs dos Anjos.

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Alex Morono faced Donald Cerrone, replacing Diego Sanchez on May 8,2021 at UFC on ESPN 24.

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Alex Morono won the fight via technical knockout late in the first round.

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Alex Morono faced David Zawada, replacing Sergey Khandozhko, on September 4,2021 at UFC Fight Night 191.

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Alex Morono faced Mickey Gall on December 4,2021 at UFC on ESPN 31.

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Alex Morono faced Matthew Semelsberger on July 30,2022 at UFC 277.

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