Jun 01 2024
Saturday

Prudential Center, Newark, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Alex Morono
Morono
United States flag
15-7-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 29-28
  • 29-28
  • 29-28
UD 3
24-9-0

The tape

34
Age
33
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

KOKOUDUDNC
Form
UDUDSUBKOUD
15
Wins
24
10
By KO
6
67
KO%
25
3
By SUB
7
20
SUB%
29
7
Loses
9
5
Stopped
3
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2010
24
Bouts
34
42
Rounds
74
2 hours, 45 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 17 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Niko Price vs Alex Morono report

Who won Price vs Morono?

Niko Price beat Alex Morono by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 302, on Saturday 1st June 2024 at Prudential Center in Newark.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the winner Niko Price.

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).

Price vs Morono stats

Niko Price stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Alex Morono made his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

This was Niko Price's 17th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2016. Alex Morono marked his 21st fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2016.

Niko Price's UFC record stood at 8-7-0, while Alex Morono's came in at 13-7-0.

The stats suggested Price had a massive power advantage over Morono, boasting a 67% knock out percentage over Morono's 25%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Morono had a slight advantage over Price, with a 29% submission rate over Price's 20%.

Niko Price was the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.

Price had a height advantage of 1 inch over Morono. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Price was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 2 months later than Morono, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 32 less professional rounds, 45 to Morono's 77.

Price vs Morono form

Niko Price had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Robbie Lawler at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Philip Rowe at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Amway Center, Orlando.

Going into that contest, he had won against Alex Oliveira at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been defeated by Michel Pereira at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

His fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 ended in a no contest.

Alex Morono had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beaten Court McGee at UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Curtis 2 on 6th April 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Joaquin Buckley at UFC Fight Night – Green vs Dawson on 7th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Tim Means at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte.

Before 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.

He was victorious against Matt Semelsberger at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Niko Price had last fought 11 months and 5 days ago, while Alex Morono's last outing had been 2 months and 7 days ago.

Price's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Morono's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What time did Price vs Morono start?

The fighters were expected to walk out at around 11:45 PM UTC , which was 7:45 PM EST or 4:45 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:45 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Price vs Morono?

Niko Price was a 9/4 (+230) underdog going into the contest, while Alex Morono made his way into the ring at 9/25 (-280) with oddsmakers.

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