Alex Morono earned the most notable win of his career Saturday night.
Morono defeated Donald Cerrone via TKO at the 4:40 mark of the first round in the welterweight co-main event of UFC Fight Night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The finishing sequence began when Morono rocked Cerrone with a hard right hand. Cerrone backed up and Morono teed off on the veteran with a barrage of strikes.
Cerrone hung tough for a few moments, but referee Marc Goddard stopped the contest after Morono landed three short punches up against the cage.
With the victory, Morono rebounds from a decision loss to former UFC champion Anthony Pettis last December. The 30-year-old has alternated wins and losses over his past four outings.
Cerrone falls to 0-5 (1 NC) in his past six fights. The former lightweight title challenger hasn't been victorious since outworking Al Iaquinta in a May 2019 headliner.
The 38-year-old is now tied with Jim Miller for the most bouts in UFC history (37).