Wagner Prado vs. Ildemar Alcantara
The first of two Alcantara brothers enters the Octagon for our opening Fuel TV prelim, as light heavyweight Ildemar Alcantara (17-5) meets Wagner Prado (8-1). Mario Yamasaki will be the referee.
Round 1: Prado coming right out looking for the finish, throwing a massive left kick that Alcantara’s blocks with a kick of his own. Prado follows up with a left and a right that staggers Alcantara. More massive, unblocked hooks by Prado, and Alcantara goes for the takedown immediately. Nice job of regaining his composure after Prado unloaded. Alcantara using his kicks to keep the dangerous Prado at bay. Nice kick to the body lands by Alcantara, and Prado answers with a kick of his own. Pair of knees from Alcantara inside the clinch connect. Jabs landing from Prado now as he continues to inch closer to the danger zone. Massive right hand by Prado lands and we go under two minutes. Knee to the body lands by Alcantara, who is doing a nice job of mixing his attacks. Very restless Brazilian crowd is letting both hear it. Alcantara eats a strike and scores a takedown, maybe allowing him to steal the round on the canvas. Some nice shots by Alcantara, but the ref quickly stands them up. It appears as though Prado landed a knee to the body well after the bell sounded.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara
Round 2: Prado coming right out after Alcantara, landing a big left to start the round. Another big left hook lands, but Alcantara gets the takedown. Prado attempts a choke, but doesn’t have it locked in tightly. Prado slips to a leg, but Alcantara nearly grabs a D’arce choke. However, the slip allows Prado to gain control on the ground. Prado tying Alcantara up on the ground and landing some nice lefts that are uncontested. Alcantara goes for a kneebar, moves into an ankle lock and back to a kneebar with just over two minutes left. And, just like that, Prado quickly taps, giving Alcantara a win in his UFC debut.
Ildemar Alcantara def. Wagner Prado via submission (kneebar) at 2:39 of Round 2