At UFC Vegas 36, Alex Morono turned in a stellar performance earning a unanimous decision victory against David Zawada.
Soft-spoken at times, Morono stepped in on short notice to fight Zawada. The fight saw “The Great White” control the waters for the most part, and while the 31-year old was impressed with his performance, he did wish he got the finish. Putting those notions aside, the 170-pound, five-foot-eleven contender understands that winning is paramount in an organization like the UFC. Morono is currently on a 2-fight winning streak since dropping a controversial decision loss to former champion Anthony Pettis in 2020.
After dismantling Zawada throughout the fight, it was clear that Morono hardly took any damage as the scorecards were read in his favor.
“I took no damage in a fight camp because there really was no fight camp and I didn’t take any damage in the fight,” Morono said to BJ PENN. “I got the win, my two cheques, I’m always looking for the finish but it was hard to finish him. David has a good chin on him as I hit him with some big shots but I will look for precision shots more than power next time out. I’m very happy with my performance.”
“The Matt Brown fight is one of many that I want before he’s done. I’m not sure how many fights he has left,” Morono said. “Mickey Gall is another name people have floated around but that was offered before and he didn’t accept, so really I’ll take anyone but Matt Brown is the guy I’d want.”
Since the welterweight hardly took any damage against Zawada, all indicators are that we will see him back in the Octagon sooner than later. It seems the 29-year old is eyeing a fight with the legend Matt Brown, but also expressed interest in a scrap with Mickey Gall too. Time will tell which pairing seems most enticing for the recent winner at UFC Vegas 36.
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