Yuri Alcantara will look for his third straight UFC win, and fourth overall in his Zuffa career, on Saturday night (Esther Lin, MMA Fighting).
This is the UFC 147 live blog for Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias, a featherweight bout on Saturday night's UFC event in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Alcantara, who has won his first three fights in his Zuffa career, will fight Dias, who is making his UFC debut, on the main card.
Check out the live blog below.
Round 1: Marc Goddard is the referee for the main-card opener. Alcantara rushes Dias, Dias grabs a leg and backs Alcantara all the way across the Octagon to the fence. They eventually hit the mat with Dias on top. Dias lands several right hands. Dias tries to maneuver into a choke from the mount. Almost gets it. Dias lands two elbows. Alcantara wriggles loose and gets up, but is immediately slammed back to the mat. Two minutes left. Dias overpowering Alcantara on the ground. Alcantara reverses position, gets Dias' back and holds on as they get back to their feet. Dias works for a Kimura in the round's late moments. MMAFighting.com scores the round for Hacran Dias, 10-9.
Round 2: Alcantara goes for a takedown, gets underhooks, but loses his balance and again ends up on his back. Dias works him over with punches to the head and body. Alcantara gets a tight armbar out of nowhere, but Dias manages to get out of it. Dias in Alcantara's guard, stands up, and passes into half-guard. Alcantara sitting up against he fence, gets an opening, back to their feet. Two minutes left, Dias trips Alcantara. Dias lands eight short elbows. Goddard restarts them and Alcantara throws a combo or two in the round's final seconds. MMAFighting scores the round for Hacran Dias, 10-9 (20-18 overall).
Round 3: Slow pace in the opening minute. So much for the idea Brazilian fans won't boo the fighters. Alcantara, who doesn't seem to be fighting like he's down two rounds, throws a couple looping lefts. Dias with a leg kick and Alcantara counters with an uppercut. Dias with a takedown and is throwing short right hands. Alcantara up, Dias goes for another takedown, Alcantara tries to work a Kimura. Dias slams Alcantara and is peppering him with rights again. Final minute. Late standup called by Goddard. Alcantara goes for broke with a takedown, but it's too late. MMAFighting scores the round for Hacran Dias, 10-9 (30-27 overall).
Hacran Dias def. Yuri Alcantara via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
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