Taking a fight short noticed paid off for Alex Morono at UFC Vegas 26. Paired up against Donald Cerrone for a co-main event bout after Diego Sanchez’s removal from the event (and the roster), the ‘Great White’ made the most out of the opportunity after catching ‘Cowboy’ early into the fight and scoring a TKO win. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the finish.
I think Cerrone takes this. Morono isnt the most technical striker, but he’s super tough, and his durability is a weapon. Kinda like an Elkins durability. I like that Cerrone has been sparring again, and seemed focused to fight Diego, but still hungry with the opponent change— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 9, 2021
Alex Morono is my hero. I know the story lines are all about Cowboy. But Morono is and always has been GAME! #UFCVegas26— Matt Schnell (@DANGER_Caged) May 9, 2021
I feel bad for Donald— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) May 9, 2021
)))):— Kay Hansen (@KayHansenMMA) May 9, 2021
Damn that was brutal!— Funky (@Benaskren) May 9, 2021
That was the best striking display from Morono I’ve ever seen. Clean and much more technical and precise. I thought Cerrone was gonna win that one. #UFCVegas26— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 9, 2021
The air in Houston just got a little bit sweeter with that @alexmoronomma win! HTX is celebrating for you tonight for that performance!!— Lauren Murphy (@LaurenMurphyMMA) May 9, 2021