MMAFrenzy’s coverage of UFC on FUEL TV 10 continues with our coverage of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 final pitting Leonardo Santos against William Macario. Santos would overcome an early deficit to submit Macario and nab The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 crown.
Santos Chokes Out Macario
Leonardo Santos became the third TUF: Brazil champion tonight by defeating William Macario tonight in Fortaleza. Santos – a natural lightweight – would struggle to land his takedowns throughout the fight, but he made it count when he landed one in the second. Santos quickly passed to mount off the takedown of his gassed opponent and secured a fight ending arm-triangle moments later. The win makes Santos The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 champion and nets him the customary multi-year deal.
Rd. 1- Fighters feeling each other out early. Macario controls the clinch agains the cage and Santos briefly tries to reach for a guillotine but there’s nothing there. Fighters break and Santos lands a body shot. Santos tries a trip from the clinch but he ends up being taken down himself. Macario lands some shots and stands to pass but cannot get it and blasts away with Santos in a deep half guard. Macario stands again and Santos uses his legs to control distance. Santos stands but Macario keeps him in the clinch. Santos misses a takedown and a scramble ensues with the fighters ending up in a banana split position as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Macario.
Rd. 2- Fighters are exchanging early and end up in the clinch briefly. Nice knee by Santos after an exchange. Macario seems to be the more tired fighter but lands a takedown. Santos gets back up and goes for a takedown. Macario blatantly grabs the cage and uses it to reverse. Ref stands them up but no point taken. Big strikes by Santos but again he clinches. Santos finally lands his trip takedown and moves into mount. Big elbows by Santos from the top and as Macario looks to give up his back he ends up caught in a loose arm-triangle. Santos tightens it up and it is all over.
Leonardo Santos def. William Macario via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:43 of Round 2