Morono (13-4-0-1NC) has won just two of four under the UFC banner, with those two victories coming over Kyle Noke and James Moontasri. Morono also had an extended run in the Legacy Fighting Championships, where he defeated Bellator MMA/WSOF veteran Valdir Araujo. Morono has seen three of his four fights in the UFC go the distance, holding a record of 2-1-0 in those bouts.
Burkman (28-16-0-1NC) enters the contest riding a four fight losing streak and he hasn’t earned a victory in just over two years. Burkman has won just one of eight since returning to the UFC and that lone win came over KJ Noons at UFC Fight Night 82. Burkman has previously challenged for the WSOF Welterweight Title, losing to then champion Steve Carl at the WSOF 6 in 2013.
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