UFC on ESPN 24: Cerrone vs Morono 05/08/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC on ESPN 24 Cerrone vs Morono 05-08-2021 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC on ESPN 24: Cerrone vs Morono 05/08/2021 –The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to follow up an amazing fight card to start the month with UFC on ESPN 24. This event will take place this Saturday, May 8 and it will be held in the closed-door location at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass have the matches up via subscription. Two femme fatales from the UFC flyweight division taking on each other in the main event with Michelle Waterson fighting Marina Rodriguez. Co-headlining them is Donald Cerrone entering the same cage as Alex Morono in a welterweight bout. This is going to be a chess match between two veteran fighters but UFC betting odds see Donald Cerrone taking this win over replacement fighter Alex  Morono.

UFC on ESPN 24: Cerrone vs Morono 05/08/2021

When: Saturday, May 8, 8:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 24: Cerrone vs Morono 05/08/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Donald Cerrone -190 Alex Morono +165

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Donald Cerrone

Donald Cerrone is a 38-year-old veteran MMA fighter and his ring name as the “Cowboy” has been popular to MMA fans. He has been representing the BMF Ranch fight team for most of his career. Cerrone stands at six feet and has been a natural at the welterweight division. His professional MMA record is an impressive 36-15 with those wins divided into 17 submissions, ten knockouts, and nine decisions. It has been tough for this veteran fighter as his last five fights resulted in four losses and no contest. His latest match was with Niko Price in UFC Fight Night 178 and that was overturned by NSAC. 

Alex Morono

Alex Morono is known as the “Great White” and his hometown is located in Houston, Texas in the USA. He will be coming in this fight as a replacement fighter and his training is being supplied by Fortis MMA. Morono stands at five-foot-eleven and this natural welterweight will be bringing a professional fighting record of 18-7. 12 of those wins are divided into six submissions and six decisions. He also has five knockouts under his name. After taking a win from Rhys McKee in UFC Fight Night 182, he quickly rushed to fighting again less than a month later. He took on Anthony Pettis in UFC Fight Night 183 and lost the match via unanimous decision.

Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Morono Betting Numbers

Record 36-15-0 18-7-0
Last Fight NC Loss
Country USA USA
Height 6’0″ 5’11”
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (in) 73 72
Win by KO/TKO 28% 28%
Win by Submission 47% 33%
Decisions 25% 33%
Strikes landed per minute 4.43 4.96
Striking accuracy 46% 42%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.46 3.69
Striking defense 53% 56%
Takedown average 1.19 0.44
Takedown accuracy 33% 28%
Takedown defense 73% 47%
Submission average 1.20 0.40

Cerrone vs Morono Betting Picks

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has been struggling to find his winning groove in his last matches. However, the best UFC bookmaker sees him bouncing back and tasting his first win in a while against Alex Morono.