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UFC 134: Yuri Alcantara Vs. Felipe Arantes

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Round 1: Alcantara starts off with a body kick. Alcantara backs him up immediately, firing off multiple strikes that briefly knock Arantes back into the cage. Alcantara keeping the pressure on Arantes, holding the center of the cage. A hard left kick to the body lands for Alcantara. He catches a return kick and takes Arantes down, where he works for half guard. Arantes lands a hard left from his back, but Alcantara keeping position and landing hard punches and elbows. Arantes bleeding from his right eye. Alcantara tries for mount, but Arantes defends by threatening with a leg lock. Referee Mario Yamasaki stands them up. Alcantara throws an elbow with bad intentions. Alcantara imposed his will throughout this round, though Arante tries a jumping spinning back kick that is blocked. scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara

Round 2: They touch gloves again go back at it. Arantes throwing more kicks than last round, but Alcantara doing well to mostly avoid them all. He shoots for a takedown and gets it, establishing half guard again. Alcantara moves into side control, then mount. Arantes defending well and Alcantara loses the position after going for a mounted triangle. Both men trade back and forth, but Alcantara drags the fight down against the fence. This was a slower round and the crowd voices its displeasure. scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara

Round 3: Alcantara catches a kick from Arantes, takes him down and takes his back in one fell swoop. Arantes reverses though and ends up in Alcantara’s guard. Arantes going to work on top like he knows he needs to finish, trying to work elbows and punches past Alcantara’s defense. Arantes standing over Alcantara now, trying to figure out how best to do damage. He tries a leg kick and a diving punch before going back to work from the guard. Yamasaki stands them up. Arantes throws a big flying knee and Alcantara immediately grabs him and puts him on his back. Alcantara working from half guard, but Arantes ties him up until they are stood up again. Arantes lands a good right hand. Alcantara grabs another takedown and passes to mount at the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara

Yuri Alcantara defeated Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)