Welterweights are set to do battle in the octagon next month.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a a matchup between Alex Morono and Mickey Gall is set for UFC Vegas 44 on Dec. 4. The event takes place at UFC APEX and streams live on ESPN+. MMA Junkie was first to report the booking.
Morono enters the fight the winner of two straight and with a 6-2 record over his past eight octagon appearances. “The Great White” bounced back from a unanimous decision loss to former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC Vegas 17 with a first-round standing TKO stoppage of Donald Cerrone at UFC Vegas 26 in May. The Fortis MMA and Gracie Barra product followed up the biggest win of his career with a unanimous decision victory over David Zawada at September’s UFC Vegas 36 event.
After a 13-month layoff, Gall returned to action at UFC Vegas 32 in July where he picked up a first-round submission victory over Jordan Williams. The 29-year-old had flip-flopped wins and losses over his previous seven appearances, which includes submission stoppages of George Sullivan and Sage Northcutt, along with losses to Diego Sanchez and Mike Perry.