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UFC On FOX 11: Thiago Alves Vs. Seth Baczynski

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Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski

Welterweight action hits the Octagon, as Thiago Alves meets Seth Baczynski.

Alves (19-9) spent all of 2013 recovering from injuries, and much of 2012 after fighting – and losing – to Martin Kampmann in March. He is 2-4 in his last six dating back to a 2009 title-fight with Georges St-Pierre.

Baczynski (19-10) is coming off a November decision victory over Neil Magny. He is 5-2 with the promotion, including a 2011 submission victory over contender Matt Brown.

Round 1: Alves looking to uncork, but Baczynski is well-scouted and is moving from the power strikes. Head-kick by Baczynski is blocked, but he shows Alves that there is potential for it down the road. Good little exchange in the middle of the Octagon, and Baczynski follows up with a front-kick. Lots of movement by Baczynski, as he’s sticking and running. Uppercut gets through and lands from Baczynski, as he fakes a kick and throws a Superman punch. Alves connects, and again with his short left hook. Cut over the right eye of Baczynski from the damage inflicted by Alves. Glancing low blow lands on Alves, but he brushes it off. Alves with some swelling on his right eye, but he’s found his range. Exchange of kicks, as Baczynski goes with the front kick and Alves the strong right. Kick to the body from Alves and again, Baczynski responds with a knee.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Alves

Round 2: Some nasty welts and redness on the legs of Baczynski from Alves. Baczynski shoots and Alves sprawls, defending the takedown with ease. More damage being done by Alves to the lead leg, and another cut is opened up on the face of Baczynski. Good pair of combos from Baczynski. Alves hurt after a shot and Baczynski goes for the takedown. No chance, says Alves, and they square off again. Blood pouring from the face of Baczynski, and he’s also got to worry about the leg kicks, which are doing a lot of damage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Alves

Round 3: Surprisingly, Baczynski is hopping around, despite having had his legs damaged for 10 minutes. Alves takes him off his feet with a kick, and another to the body. Somehow, Baczynski is still standing after all this punishment. His stomach is more red than white at this point, as our his legs. Just a minute left and Baczynski is going to need to pull something out of his hat to earn the win. Big right lands by Baczynski and they exchange. It allows Alves to grab the clinch and score with knees to the face. Knee to the body by Baczynski.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Alves

Thiago Alves def. Seth Baczynski via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)