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UFC On FUEL TV 10: Ildemar Alcantara Vs. Leandro Silva

Ildemar Alcantara vs. Leandro Silva

Our first stop in the welterweight division boasts Ildemar Alcantara (18-5) seeking a ninth straight victory against Leandro Silva (11-0), who is making his Octagon debut. The referee will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: Alcantara quickly cuts off the cage, trapping Silva against the fence and landing a big knee. No decision to go to the ground, as he allows Silva to get up. Stiff right jab lands from Alcantara, and he slips off a head kick attempt, allowing Silva to pounce and get inside the guard. Silva pulls guard, giving Alcantara a chance to do damage from the top. Alcantara with a cut under his right eye and blood trickling from his nose, as Silva has opened him up with his power strikes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara

Round 2: Silva seems more confident now, landing a nice combo to start off the round. Alcantara catches him against the fence again, connecting with lefts and rights, and throwing a few quick kicks, as well. Silva shoots for a single-leg, but is denied, and they are back to the feet. Another round of booing from the Brazilian crowd, as they have seen plenty of action already tonight and want more. This hasn’t been a bad fight, just not as highlight-worthy as the previous ones. Alcantara with a nice kick to the body, and lands a spinning kick to the face that Silva shakes off. Silva comes back with a front kick. Combo from Silva to complete the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara

Round 3: Silva’s corner told him between rounds that he needs to take the fight to Alcantara, but so far, he’s yet to do it. Instead, it’s Alcantara landing with lefts, rights and outside leg kicks. Alcantara powers his way to a takedown, working inside the guard to do some damage. Silva with an accidental upkick. The action is paused, Alcantara wants to continue, and we are back. Silva with some power shots, but not enough to do any damage, as Alcantara scores a takedown to conclude the bout.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara

Ildemar Alcantara def. Leandro Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)