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UFC 175: Kenny Robertson Vs. Ildemar Alcantara

ufc 175

Kenny Robertson vs. Ildemar Alcantara

The lone welterweight contest of the night pits Kenny Robertson against Ildemar Alcantara.

Robertson (13-3) got back in the win column in March with a submission victory over Thiago Perpetuo. Alcantara (20-6) is 10-1 in his last 11 fights overall.

Round 1: Robertson closes the distance, landing with a left and clinching against the fence. He’s got under-hooks and is attempting the trip, but Alcantara is working hard to stay on his feet. They scramble a bit and Robertson winds up on top against the fence. In half-guard with one leg trapped is Robertson, but he’s getting through some rights and lefts. Big right elbow lands. While not getting in a lot, Robertson is landing with more than enough to stay in this position and continue controlling things.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Robertson

Round 2: Alcantara fires off a good high kick, but it gets blocked. Right-hook does land for Alcantara, who follows up with another high-kick. Robertson comes back with his own combo. Robertson gets a modified takedown and might have a crucifix locked up as we head under two minutes in the round. He’s controlling position and hammering away with rights and lefts. Alcantara gets to his feet, but is quickly dumped back down. Full-mount now for Robertson, who takes the back, but is right back in mount with a minute to go. Robertson with a kimura, transitions to an armbar and back to the kimura, but he’s unable to secure the submission.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Robertson

Round 3: We have a low blow struck to Alcantara and he is hurt big time, as the knee completely landed below the belt. Alcantara with a knee to the body and Robertson immediately shoots for a takedown. Again, we have a knee that hits Alcantara low and he’s down, and in serious pain. We’re back, but Robertson has been warned about the low blows and could lose a point. Alcantara with a takedown as we head under two minutes, looking to gain control and possible a submission. Robertson reverses and is now inside the guard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Robertson

Kenny Robertson def. Ildemar Alcantara via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)