A welterweight duel pitting Joshua Burkman against Alex Morono has been added to the UFC Fight Night 126 bill.
The promotion recently confirmed the pairing. UFC Fight Night 126 takes place at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 18 and is headlined by a 170-pound tilt between Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros. Burkman vs. Morono will serve as the first preliminary bout on UFC Fight Pass, which begins at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 PT.
Burkman enters the bout on a four-fight losing streak. “The People’s Warrior” last appeared at UFC 214, where he suffered a first-round knockout loss to Drew Dober. Burkman has also fallen to Michel Prazeres, Zak Ottow and Paul Felder during his current skid.
Morono last appeared at UFC Fight Night 117, where he dropped a split decision against Keita Nakamura. “The Great White” owns a 13-4 career mark that includes triumphs over James Moontasri and Kyle Noke in the UFC.