Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
Ponzinibbio vs MoronoRound3Time2:29MethodKO/TKO
Morono vs SemelsbergerRound3Time5:00MethodDecision - Unanimous
- Pro since 2010
- Six wins by submission (2 guillotine, triangle, 3 armbar), six by knockout
- 11 first round finishes
- Four finishes in under 90 seconds
- Has won eight of his last 11
- Had 2-0 amateur MMA record
- Origin of nickname: “Because I’m aggressive like a shark.”
UFC 282 (12/10/22) Morono was stopped by Santiago Ponzinibbio via strikes at 2:29 of the third round
UFC 277 (7/30/22) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over Matthew Semelsberger
UFC on ESPN (12/4/21) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over Mickey Gall
UFC Fight Night (9/4/21) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over David Zawada
UFC on ESPN (5/8/21) Morono stopped Donald Cerrone via strikes at 4:40 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (12/19/20) Morono lost a three round unanimous decision to Anthony Pettis
UFC Fight Night (11/14/20) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over Rhys McKee
UFC 247 (2/8/20) Morono was knocked out by Khaos Williams at :27 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (10/12/19) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over Max Griffin
UFC Fight Night (3/9/19) Morono stopped Zak Ottow via strikes at 3:34 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/24/18) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over Kenan Song
UFC on FOX (7/28/18) Morono lost a three round unanimous decision to Jordan Mein
UFC Fight Night (2/18/18) Morono submitted Josh Burkman via guillotine choke at 2:12 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/23/17) Morono lost a three round split decision to Keita Nakamura
UFC Fight Night (2/4/17) Morono’s loss to Niko Price was overturned to a no contest when Price failed a post-fight drug test
UFC on FOX (12/17/16) Morono won a three round unanimous decision over James Moontasri
UFC 195 (1/2/16) Morono won a three round split decision over Kyle Noke
When and why did you start training for fighting? Began training in January of 2007. Interest in fighting was sparked by Fedor vs. Coleman fight when he was 15.
What ranks and titles have you held? Legacy welterweight champion.
Do you have any heroes? My father.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything. It’s a dream come true, the start of something monumental.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Legacy amateur series welterweight champion
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Legacy pro champ. 1-0 in pro kickboxing
If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ black belt, Taekwondo black belt
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine choke
Favorite Striking technique: Head kick