Alex Morono Faces Dhiego Lima At UFC 247

A welterweight division attraction has been added to UFC 247 as Alex Morono is going to be in action against Dhiego Lima.

The UFC Brasil Instagram page revealed the bout.

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Morono (17-5-0-1NC) enters the contest while in the midst of a three fight winning streak, defeating the trio of Kenan Song, Zak Ottow and Max Griffin. Morono hasn’t suffered a defeat in over a year, with that last loss coming to Jordan Mein at UFC On Fox 30. Morono has suffered five losses as a professional MMA fighter and four of them came by way of decision.

Lima (15-7-0) also comes into the bout riding a three fight winning streak, defeating the three pack of Chad Laprise, Court McGee and Luke Jumeau. Lima was a finalists on the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25, but lost to Jesse Taylor in the finals of the reality show. Lima is also a former Titan FC Welterweight Champion, defeating David Michaud by unanimous decision at Titan FC 39 to claim the gold.

UFC 247 takes place on Saturday, February 8 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas with Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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