Alex Morono Replaces Diego Sanchez, Meets Donald Cerrone at UFC on ESPN 24

By Tristen Critchfield May 4, 2021

Donald Cerrone has a new opponent at UFC on ESPN 24.

After original foe Diego Sanchez was released from the roster, Alex Morono has agreed to step in and face “Cowboy” in a welterweight bout on Saturday night. Multiple outlets confirmed the pairing following an initial report from C. Contreras Legaspi on Twitter.

UFC on ESPN 24 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and will reportedly be headlined by a clash between Michelle Waterson and Marina Rodriguez, though that bout has not been formally announced.

Morono has won four of his last six UFC appearances. Most recently, the 30-year-old Fortis MMA product lost a decision to Anthony Pettis at UFC Fight Night 183 on Dec. 19.

Cerrone is looking to get back on track after going winless in his last five bouts. In his most recent outing, the BMF Ranch founder battled Niko Price to a draw at UFC Fight Night 178, but the result was later overturned to a no contest after Price tested positive for marijuana.

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