Alex Morono
Morono
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Oct 07 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
23-8-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 27-30
  • 27-30
  • 26-30
UD 3
16-6-0

The tape

33
Age
29
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

SUBKOUDUDUD
Form
KOKOUDKOSD
23
Wins
16
6
By KO
12
26
KO%
75
7
By SUB
0
30
SUB%
0
8
Loses
6
3
Stopped
4
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2014
32
Bouts
22
68
Rounds
47
4 hours, 47 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 19 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Alex Morono vs Joaquin Buckley report

Who won Morono vs Buckley?

Joaquin Buckley beat Alex Morono by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Green vs Dawson, on Saturday 7th October 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 27-30, 27-30, 26-30 in favor of winner Joaquin Buckley.

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).

Morono vs Buckley stats

Alex Morono stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Joaquin Buckley made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Buckley had a massive power advantage over Morono, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Morono's 26%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Morono had a large advantage over Buckley, boasting at 30% submission rate over Buckley's 0%.

Alex Morono was the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.

Morono had a height advantage of 1 inch over Buckley. Despite this, Buckley had 4-inch reach advantage.

Morono was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 years and 9 months earlier than Buckley, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 74 to Buckley's 50.

Morono vs Buckley form

Alex Morono had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Tim Means at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by in the 2nd round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Matt Semelsberger at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Before that, he had beat Mickey Gall at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

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.

Buckley had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Andre Fialho at UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2 on 20th May 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Chris Curtis at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Before that, he had beat Albert Duraev at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Moody Center, Austin, United States.

He had defeated Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joaquin Buckley had been fighting more than Alex Morono.

Going to this contest, Alex Morono had last fought 10 months and 30 days ago, while Joaquin Buckley's last outing had been 10 months and 23 days ago.

Morono's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Buckley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 5 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 Morono vs Buckley?

Alex Morono was a 81/50 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Joaquin Buckley made his way into the ring at 53/100 (-190) with oddsmakers.

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