On Saturday night, Feb. 8, 2020, the UFC returns to action for their second pay-per-view event of the year, which includes two world championship bouts.
UFC 247 takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will be headlined by Jon Jones defending his light heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes. In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko defends her women’s flyweight title against Katlyn Chookagian.
Taking place on the ESPN preliminary card will be a welterweight bout between Alex Morono and the debuting Khaos Williams. Morono has quietly put together a three-fight winning streak, including victories over Kenan Song, Zak Ottow and Max Griffin. “The Great White” was originally scheduled to face Dhiego Lima on Saturday night, before Lima was forced to withdraw due to an injury. Morono, a Texas native, remains on the card looking to send a message to the top-15 at 170 pounds.
Williams steps in to make his Octagon debut with a six-fight winning streak behind him. The Michigan native gets his opportunity to shine after an impressive 4-0 showing in 2019 — three of those wins took place between September and November.
Here is how the welterweight bout between Alex Morono and Khaos Williams went down at UFC 247, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here.
Khaos Williams didn’t even blink during Bruce Buffer’s introduction. Alex Morono looks focused and ready to fight in his hometown and the crowd erupts. Kerry Hatley is the third man in the cage and gets the fighters underway. Williams with a hard calf kick right away. They trade shots and Williams hurts Morono badly. They tie up against the fence a bit and Williams drops Morono. He pounces and it’s all over. What a debut from Khaos Williams!
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 9, 2020