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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pensacola, FL
Didn't happen, but it went to decision:
Round 1 - Referee Mario Yamasaki in the cage for this featherweight fight. Alcantara in the couthpaw stance and opens with a high kick that's blocked. Arantes retreating and looking to return fire, Alcantara swarms with punches against the cage, but Arantes escapes unharmed. Arantes sneaks in a spinning kick. Big overhand left sneaks through for Alcantara. Alcantara continues to hold the center as Arantes backs away. Alcantara catches an Arantes kick and puts the fight on the floor, where he sets up in his opponent's guard. Arantes tries to wiggle free underneath, but Alcantara advances to half-mount. Arantes lands a stiff punch from the bottom, but Alcantara lands one from top and keeps control. Alcantara postures and lands several short punches, but he has to switch to defense when Arantes grabs a leg. Alcantara wisely pulls away and pushes back to the top, securing a half0-mount. Blood on the right eye of Arantes, but Yamasaki wants more action and stands them up. Arantes pushed forward in the closing seconds, but he can't find range. A glitzy flying kick glances off Alcantara's head, and MMAjunkie.com awards him the opening frame, 10-9.
Round 2 - Alcantara takes the center again, and the two exchange. Arantes lands an early high kick. Alcantara extremely calm as he stalks. Arantes moving and bouncing a little more. However, Alcantara ducks down and drives him to the canvas. Arantes kicks his legs high, but Alcantara postures and lands a big punch as he moves back in. Alcantara finally move past the guard and into side control. He pauses and then pushes quickly into mount. Two minutes in. Alcantara patient on top. He steps over the shoulder with a leg but comes up empty and has to stand. Arantes can't follow, but he earns a reprieve from a stand-up. Arantes has a high kick blocked. The pace slows as Alcantara stalks. Arantes still very lively, and he peppers the leg. Alcantara paws the jab, trying to find range. He has to move through a knee to close the distance, and he takes the fight down again. Arantes' legs are crossed on the mat, and Alcantara looks to want to attack, but he can't. ROund ends there, and MMAjunkie.com sees it for Alcantara, 10-9.
Round 3 - Arantes still looks lively, but he's quickly brought to the floor after a kick, and Alcantara takes the back. However, Arantes is fine in defense and quickly spins in to set up in the guard. Arantes postures and lands a few punches, as Alcantara olds a closed guard and appears content to stay on his back. Arantes moves away and lands a big punch coming back in. He tries to repeat and is nearly caught in an armbar. Alcantara now active with his legs, looking to do something, but it's not there, and he quickly reverts to the resting strategy. Yamasaki calls for a stand-up with nothing happening. Arantes tries to restart quickly with a flying knee, but Alcantara catches it and moves the fight to the floor again. However, he's on top this time. Alcantara does work on top, and he moves into half-mount. Boos come down as Alcantara remains mildly active, at best. It's another standup. Arantes lands a right hand on the restart, and Alcantara ducks under for a single-leg, taking the fight to the floor. Arantes pulls his right leg over the shoulder, but he's out of time. MMAjunkie.com sees the final round for Aranes, 10-9, but gives Alcantara a 29-28 win. A clean sweep wouldn't be shocking, either. Yuri Alcantara def. Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
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