The latest UFC event is under way in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, so let’s move to the preliminary card results and action.
Fight Pass Results
Vitor Miranda def. Clint Hester via TKO (elbows and punches) R2, 2:38
Guido Cannetti def. Hugo Viana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Iuri Alcantara vs. Leandro Issa
Round 1: Alcantara flurries hard to begin the fight. Couple of hard body kicks from the latter. Issa charges in and takes a knee while shooting in. Issa works free of a Kimura attempt and has top position. Issa passes into sidemount. Issa lands some elbows from above. Alcantara escapes and nearly takes Issa’s back. Issa is back on top and passes into mount. Latter lands some shots from above and round ends.
Round 2: Issa takes a left early on and slips to the mat; pops right back up. Another big body kick from Alcantara. Issa shoots in but Alcantara is scrambling well. Issa is still working for a takedown. Ref splits them up. Crackling straight left from Alcantara. Follow up kick from latter and Issa is on his back. Issac works his way out. Both guys fire big shots. Issa wobbles. Round ends.
Round 3: Issa shoots in and Alcantara is scrambling. Latter is on top; jumps up and out. Nice left from Alcantara. Issa with a telegraphed shot. Another hard body kick from Alcantara. Issa shoots is but is countered with a Kimura attempt. Alcantara is chucking down hard shots from above and Issa’s bloodied up. Fights back up. Alcantara plants another left. Front kick from the latter and then a flying knee. Issa is backpedalling. Wow. Jumping kick from Alcantara. Issa clinches up. Round ends.
Iuri Alcantara def. Leandro Issa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Warlley Alves vs. Nordine Taleb
Round 1: Taleb throws a leg kick but Alves counters and fight spills to the mat. Alves is on top. Taleb scrambles to his feet. Alves launches a head kick that misses. Nice jab from Taleb. Wow. Big hook from Alves momentarily drops Taleb. Latter seems okay. Cracking right from Taleb. They clinch up against the cage. Nice knee from Taleb to the body. Round ends.
Round 2: Taleb fires a head kick that’s blocked. Right hand from Alves and then a leg kick. Taleb looks to clinch up but Alves counters with a throw attempt. Alves catches a kick attempt and is on top. Alves lands some shots from above. Taleb uses butterfly guard to get to his feet. Alves drops back for a guillotine and gets the tap. Nicely done.
Warlley Alves def. Nordine Taleb via submission (guillotine choke) R2, 4:11
Rafael Cavalcante vs. Patrick Cummins
Round 1: “Feijao” with a leg kick. Latter throws a wheel kick that misses. Action momentarily goes to the mat. Cummins slams Cavalcante down but latter pops right back up. Cummins is throwing in knees to the legs of Feijao. Cummins takes Feijao down again. Cavalcante gets up, is taken down, and pops back up. Wow. Cummins has a mouse under his left eye. Cummins clinches up again. Another slam from Cummins but Feijao gets right back up. Cummins has swelling under his right eye now as well. Crazy. Feijao isn’t landing much but when he does it’s obviously leaving a mark. Cummins charges in and clinches up. Spinning back fist from Feijao misses.
Round 2: Cummins changes levels and pushes Feijao to the cage. Cummins is busted up. A lot of blood is coming out of nose of Cummins. Hard jab from Feijao. Cummins storms in and takes Cavalcante down. Cummins is firing down shots. Cummins continues to wing down punches but takes an up kick. Elbows from Cummins. Ref is having doctor look at Cummins. Another up kick from Feijao and he gets back up. Cummins with another TD. Round ends.
Round 3: Cummins comes in and gets yet another TD. Wow. Cummins starts bombing in elbows and Feijao is hurt. Fight’s stopped. Impressive win for Cummins.
Patrick Cummins def. Rafael Cavalcante via TKO (elbows) R3, 0:45
Neil Magny vs. Demian Maia
Round 1: Maia quickly shoots in and has Magny against the cage. Maia gets the takedown. Latter moves into mount already. Wow. Magny briefly establishes halfguard but the jiu-jitsu master easily passes. Some shots from Maia. Magny gets back to halfguard. Maia keeps passing but Magny to his credit is getting back to halfguard. Maia takes mount again and firing down punches. Magny is defending well all things considered. Now Maia lands a hard elbow. Maia is looking at an armbar but is running out of time. Round ends.
Round 2: Magny lands a right but Maia blasts in and gets the TD. Maia is in sidemount, defends choke attempt from Magny, and moves into mount. So impressive. Maia with some punches from above. Magny gives up his back. Maia locks up the rear-naked-choke and that’s a wrap. One sided win for Maia.
Demian Maia def. Neil Magny via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 2:52