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TUF Brazil 3 Finale: Antonio Carlos, Jr. Vs. Vitor Miranda

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Antonio Carlos, Jr. vs. Vitor Miranda

The co-main event features the heavyweight finals from The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, as Antonio Carlos, Jr. squares off with Vitor Miranda.

Carlos (3-0) has won all three of his pro fights via submission, while Miranda (9-3) is on a four-fight win streak and holds eight stoppage victories to his credit.

Round 1: Carlos coming out and applying the pressure, cutting off the cage and trapping Miranda, who gets double under-hooks. Carlos reverses and has him against the cage now. A low blow from Carlos forces a stop. Carlos hurts him with a leg kick, follows up with a takedown and is in prime position to attack. He’s got Miranda up against the fence, but that allows him to stand up. Back to the clinch and Carlos connects with a knee to the body and an elbow. Good left hand by Carlos connects and he lands three straight kicks. Combination for Carlos and Miranda has a small cut around his left eye.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Carlos

Round 2: A touch of gloves and Miranda takes the opportunity to land a leg kick. Carlos scores the takedown and is on a dominant position, holding Miranda down and landing huge shots. He’s being calculated with his attacks, switching from side control to guard. Carlos almost locks up a heel hook off his back, but Miranda gets free. Carlos nearly gets a triangle choke secured and we have a weird tie up between these two. Miranda rotates, gets free and we are back to the feet and against the cage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Carlos

Round 3: Carlos earns a takedown right off the bat, tying him up against the fence. As soon as Miranda gets to his feet, Carlos scoops him up and throws him to the canvas again. Miranda slips out, but he winds up right back on his back and with Carlos on top. Again, Miranda works hard to his feet and gets tripped down. This time, Carlos goes to the back with a minute left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Carlos

Antonio Carlos, Jr. def. Vitor Miranda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) to become The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 heavyweight winner