UFC Fight Night 191: Alex Morono vs. David Zawada Picks and Predictions
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David Zawada vs. Alex Morono
UFC: Saturday, August 4th at 4:00 PM ET
The Line: -- David Zawada +115 / Alex Morono -135 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Alex Morono and David Zawada face off on Saturday in a welterweight main card showdown at UFC Fight Night 191 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Alex “The Great White” Morono comes into this fight with a 19-7 record overall but over his last four fights he only has two wins. Morono’s last fight came against Donald Cerrone in May of 2021 and it was late in the first round that he was able to finish the fight by knockout. Morono comes into this fight averaging 5.05 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.69 significant strikes per minute. Morono averages 0.48 successful takedowns every 15 minutes but he is only successful on 25 percent of his takedown attempts. Morono also stops 52 percent of his opponents takedown attempts. In this fight, Morono needs to use his power early, and try to hunt the knockout early.
On the other side of this matchup is David Zawada who comes into this fight with a 17-6 record overall but since coming into the UFC he has lost three of his four fights. Zawada’s last fight was against Ramazan Emeev in January of 2021 and he was taken down four times in that fight. Zawada was also outstruck 43-44 and that led to the split decision defeat. Zawada’s only win came against Abubakar Nurmagomedov in November of 2019 and it was midway through the second round that he locked in a triangle choke and that led to the victory. Zawada is averaging 3.24 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.07 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 0.96 takedowns every 15 minutes, but he is only successful on 30 percent of his takedown attempts.
Morono is more of a pressure fighter, and that pressure is going to be too much for Zawada. Look for Morono to use his power early, and Zawada will have no answer. It might go to a decision, but Morono will come away with the victory.