UFC Vegas 36 has the makings to be a fantastic card. We have a solid Welterweight matchup between Alex Morono and David Zawada. This fight has major implications, as the winner will surely climb the UFC rankings. It’s time to continue our UFC odds series with an Alex Morono-David Zawada prediction and pick.
Alex Morono is a versatile fighter who has gone 3-2 in his last five fights. A victory on Saturday night will be huge for Morono, as he’ll achieve a second consecutive win in a row.
David Zawada has had a rocky start to his UFC career. He’s gone 1-3 since joining the organization. The good news is that two of those losses came via split decision, so it’s not like he’s getting dominated.
Here’s how the sportsbooks have set the odds for this Welterweight matchup.
UFC Vegas 36 odds: Alex Morono-David Zawada odds
Alex Morono (-120)
David Zawada (+100)
Over 2.5 rounds (-170)
Under 2.5 rounds (+140)
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How Alex Morono wins the fight
“The Great White” enters this fight as the slight favorite, and for good reason. He has a solid stand-up game, but his strengths are on the mat. Of his 19 career victories, Morono has earned six KO/TKO wins along with six submission wins. He’s very well-balanced, making him a tough opponent for anyone in the Welterweight division.
For his matchup against Zawada, Alex Morono will want to take it to the ground as soon as possible. His opponent is a dangerous striker, so Morono will want to exploit Zawada’s weaker ground game. Look for the “Great White” to attempt takedowns throughout the match, as dominating on the ground is his best route to victory.
How David Zawada wins the fight
“Sagat” came into the UFC in 2018 and hasn’t looked the best so far. David Zawada needs a win on Saturday night to keep his career alive. This is actually a decent matchup for him, as Zawada is much more dangerous on the feet. Even though his opponent can hold his own standing up, “Sagat” has to keep this fight standing if he wants to have a chance.
With that said, look for Zawada to keep his distance and fight with patience. His opponent is likely to look for the takedown. For that reason, he should consider throwing knees and uppercuts to prevent being taken to the ground. If he can do that, Zawada has a chance to upset his opponent with a tough win.
Alex Morono-David Zawada prediction & pick
This is essentially a striker versus wrestler matchup. Zawada will want to keep it on the feet while Morono will look for takedowns. Whoever can stick to their game plan more effectively will win this fight. Both fighters will look for a finish, but due to their differences, it’s more likely to go the distance. Even so, this Welterweight matchup should be exciting throughout.
FINAL ALEX MORONO-DAVID ZAWADA PICK: Alex Morono wins via Unanimous Decision