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With Diego Sanchez Recently Cut, A Cerrone vs Morono Fight Has Been Added to UFC Vegas 26

Cerrone vs Morono has officially been added to the UFC Vegas 26 card this Saturday night (May 8th). “Cowboy” Cerrone looks to bounce back from a rough five-fight stretch with a win against the dangerous Alex Morono. This bout was first reported by C. Contreras Legaspi and has since been relayed by other outlets.

It was announced earlier this week that the UFC made the decision to cut Diego Sanchez from the roster. Although the reasoning is still not clear, the removal of Sanchez caught MMA fans completely off guard. The UFC was left without an opponent for Donald Cerrone until one man decided to save the day. With Sanchez now retired, Alex Morono steps in looking to rebound from his loss to Anthony Pettis against another UFC legend always ready for a war.

Alex Morono Looks to Get Back On Track Against MMA Legend Donald Cerrone

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (36-15, 23-12 UFC) began his pro career fifteen years ago before leaving the WEC to sign with the UFC. Fighters come and go in the UFC, but Cerrone has solidified himself as a legend by competing with the best of the best for more than a decade. He now finds himself in need of a win after five straight fights without coming out victorious. Luckily for Cerrone, all it takes is one win to put an MMA legend back on track. He will need to be at his best because “The Great White” is guaranteed to bring him a war on Saturday night.

Alex “The Great White” Morono (18-7, 7-4 UFC) got signed by the UFC back in 2016. Since being signed by the UFC, Morono has displayed a handful of impressive performances. He now finds himself in need of a bounce-back win after his recent loss to Pettis at UFC Vegas 17. Real fighters stay ready, and Morono showed that by taking this fight on a week’s notice. Morono now finds himself with a golden opportunity to add the legendary Cowboy name to his resume.

Cerrone vs Morono Added to UFC Vegas 26

The official UFC Vegas 26 card was ready to set sail before Alex Morono decided to be the hero of the week. With the addition of Cerrone vs Morono, UFC Vegas 26 just got more interesting with the addition of this intriguing matchup. With UFC Vegas 26 technically not finalized, the order of bouts could also be changed. Here is the current lineup for UFC Vegas 26 going down this Saturday night (May 8th).

  • Women’s Flyweight Bout: Marina Rodriguez vs Michelle Waterson
  • Heavyweight Bout: Ben Rothwell vs Philipe Lins
  • Women’s Strawweight Bout: Amanda Ribas vs Angela Hill
  • Welterweight Bout: Neil Magny vs Geoff Neal
  • Lightweight Bout: Diego Ferreira vs Gregor Gillespie
  • Middleweight Bout: Phil Hawes vs Kyle Daukaus
  • Flyweight Bout: Ryan Benoit vs Zarrukj Adashev
  • Heavyweight Bout: Maurice Greene vs Marcos Rogerio De Lima
  • Welterweight Bout: Christian Aguilera vs Carlston Harris
  • Middleweight Bout: Tafon Nchukwi vs Jun Yong Park
  • Featherweight Bout: Mike Trizano vs Ludovit Klein

How do you see Cerrone vs Morono playing out? Drop your predictions in the comments below!

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