Alex Morono chokes Tim Means out in round two at UFC on ABC 4
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to us today, May 13, 2023, for UFC on ABC 4, going down live from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Headlining the event is a clash of heavyweight contenders as no. 9 ranked kickboxing champion Jairzinho Rozenstruik (13-4) faces off with no. 12 ranked BJJ phenom Jailton Almeida (18-2) in the main event of the evening.
Co-headlining the event is a light-heavyweight affair between no. 5 ranked former title challenger Anthony Smith (36-17) and no. 7 ranked fellow finisher Johnny Walker (20-7).
Opening up our main card today was a welterweight contest between Alex Morono (23-8) and Tim Means (32-15-1).
Morono came into the bout having lost his most recent outing to Santiago Ponzinibbio following a four-fight win streak, while Means came in on a two-fight skid following a 4-1 run from 2019 to 2021.
Continue reading to see how our main card opener went down:
Official Result: Alex Morono def. Tim Means via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:09 of round two
Means utilizes good boxing and controls the center of the octagon throughout round one.
Morono comes alive in the second and is looking good on the feet early on, before Means takes him down and puts him on his back. Once they’re back to their feet, Means goes for another takedown, but is immediately locked up in a guillotine choke.
From here it only took a few seconds before Means was forced to tap.
Alex Morono defeats Tim Means via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:09#UFCCharlotte #MMA
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Despite being a 2nd-degree black belt in BJJ, this was just the second submission victory of Alex Morono’s UFC tenure, and his first since February of 2018. Morono is now 5-1 in his last six appearances with this victory at UFC on ABC 4.
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