MMA

Texan MMA fighter Alex Morono earns 4th UFC win, beats Kenan Song in Beijing, China

Fighting out of Houston, Texas, United States, Alex “The Great White” Morono, 28, has earned his fourth win in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 141,” which marked the first event of the American mixed martial arts promotion in Beijing, China.

Morono trained at Fortis MMA in Dallas, Texas prior to “UFC Fight Night 141.” It was his seventh bout in the UFC.

At “UFC Fight Night 141,” Morono faced Kenan “The Assassin” Song, 28, of Tangshan, Hebei, China. They competed in the welterweight division.

After three five-minute rounds, the welterweight bout between Morono and Song was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Marc Goddard raised the hand of the Texan contender, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 141” improved Morono’s professional MMA record to 15 wins and 5 losses. The first three opponents he defeated in the UFC were Kyle “KO” Noke, 38, of Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia, James “Moonwalker” Moontasri, 30, Los Angeles, California, United States and Joshua “The People’s Warrior” Burkman, 38, of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Morono is the first fighter to defeat Song in the UFC octagon. The Chinese fighter now has 13 wins and 4 losses.

The UFC held “UFC Fight Night 141” at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing on November 24, 2018. In the co-main event of the evening, Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem, 38, of Amsterdam, Netherlands knocked out Sergey Pavlovich, 20, of Rostov-on-don, Rostov, Russia via punches after 4 minutes and 21 seconds in the first round.

The main event featured the rematch between Francis “The Predator” Ngannou, 32, of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States and Curtis “Razor” Blaydes, 27, of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Their first encounter on April 10, 2016 at “UFC Fight Night 86” in Zagreb, Croatia ended in a second-round technical knockout victory of the former, who is of Cameroonian and French descent.

At “UFC Fight Night 141,” Ngannou defeated Blaydes for the second time. The Cameroonian-French fighter knocked out his American opponent via punches after 45 seconds in the first round.

Meanwhile, here is an interview with Morono prior to the “UFC Fight Night 141” fight night:

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