Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Means vs Morono?
Alex Morono beat Tim Means by submission in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida, on Saturday 13th May 2023 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Means vs Morono stats
Tim Means stepped into the octagon with a record of 32 wins, 14 loses and 1 draw, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Alex Morono made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Means had a massive power advantage over Morono, boasting at 59% knock out percentage over Morono's 27%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Morono had an advantage over Means, with a 27% submission rate over Means' 16%.
Tim Means was the older man by 6 years, at 39 years old.
Means had a height advantage of 3 inches over Morono. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Means was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 6 years and 8 months earlier than Morono, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 95 to Morono's 71.
Means vs Morono form
Tim Means had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Max Griffin at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kevin Holland at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by split decision in the 2nd round at Moody Center, Austin.
Going into that contest, he had beat Nicolas Dalby at UFC Vegas 30 on 26th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Mike Perry at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Niko Price at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.
Morono had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Matt Semelsberger at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Mickey Gall at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against David Zawada at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Donald Cerrone at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alex Morono had been fighting more than Tim Means.
Going to this contest, Tim Means had last fought 1 year and 25 days ago, while Alex Morono's last outing had been 11 months and 13 days ago.
Means' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Morono's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Means vs Morono?
Tim Means was a 9/5 (+180) underdog going into the contest, while Alex Morono made his way into the ring at 9/20 (-220) with oddsmakers.