UFC Calgary’s featured prelim was a showcase of the welterweights, with Canadian Jordan Mein picking up a solid decision win over Alex Morono.
Jordan Mein is shockingly still in his 20’s. The man who was a giant prospect when he entered the UFC was met with disappointment early on. However, after a brief retirement, Mein got back in the win column against prospect Erick Silva last December. Next stop, UFC Calgary. Opponent Alex Morono on the other hand was coming off a stoppage win over Josh Burkman in Feburary.
Jordan Mein started the fight swinging for the fences, then somewhat surprisingly decided to take the fight to the ground with the black belt Alex Morono. Mein secured the takedown and controlled Morono on the ground for the majority of the first and second round. An impressive feat against a guy known for his prowess on the mats. At one point it appeared that Morono might get submitted via arm triangle in the second round, but ultimately Morono escaped.
Mein was following a strict game plan of wrestling Morono, and had plenty of time on top in the first two rounds — in addition to landing some nice elbows. However in the third round Morono got Mein to the ground and looked for a submission, as he needed a finish to win the fight. As time was of the essence, he looked for submissions feverishly, and found a mounted guillotine that Mein then scrambled out of. In the process, Mein got back on top. He then stayed on top for the duration of the fight and just like that Jordan Mein was on a win streak at 170.
Jordan Mein def. Alex Morono by unanimous decision