The undefeated X-Gym deputy kept his best professionalrecord total with a argumentative unanimous preference over JohnMakdessi at UFC169 “Barao vs. Faber 2” on Saturday at the Prudential Center inNewark, N.J. All 3 judges scored it for Alves (12-0, 2-0 UFC):29-28, 29-28 and 30-27.
Makdessi (12-3, 5-3) left the confine in dumbfounded disbelief, his modestthree-fight winning strain a thing of the past. The 28-year-oldTristar Gym standout pecked divided at Alves with a accumulation of punchesand kicks, stayed at a protected stretch in the face of furious standuptechniques and stymied the most of the Brazilian’s takedownattempts. Alves struck for singular takedowns in the initial and secondrounds but unsuccessful to capitalize, as “The Bull” returned to his feetwith relations ease.
According to rough FightMetric figures, Makdessi outperformedAlves in both total and poignant strikes in all threerounds.
Cariaso Outduels Alliance MMA’s Martinez
Surgical standup spearheaded by a inclusive kicking diversion carried ChrisCariaso to a unanimous preference over Alliance MMA’s DannyMartinez in an undercard lean at 125 pounds. All 3 judgesarrived at the same ruling: 29-28 for Cariaso (16-5, 6-3 UFC).
A late replacement is to harmed KyojiHoriguchi , Martinez (16-5, 0-1 UFC) pacifist in to clinches and letwild punches fly, a most of them omitted the mark. Cariasostuffed his takedowns repetitively and fought effectively from hisback when the action did strike the mat. The 32-year-old San Jose,Calif., local stayed calm as Martinez grew more unfortunate andreckless in the last round, peppering his legs, head and body withkicks.
Cariaso has posted back-to-back wins is to initial time since2012.
Takedowns Drive Catone Past Watson
Former Ring of Combat winner Nick Catone leaned roughly to one side on takedowns in earning a broken up decisionagainst Tom Watson inan undercard strife at 185 pounds. Two of the 3 cageside judgesscored it for Catone (10-4, 4-4 UFC), 29-28 and 30-27, whilst athird throw a dissenting 29-28 statute in favor of Watson.
Neither human determined sufficient of a foothold in the match. Outside ofa solid river of leg kicks, Watson (16-7, 1-3 UFC) was largelyineffective and struggled to find a stroke on the feet. He leftCatone with evident damage to his lead leg, but his incapacity todeny takedowns — “The JerseyDevil ” landed 5 of them — cost him the decision.
A onetime British Association of Mixed Martial Arts titleholder,Watson has mislaid 3 of his last 4 fights.
Iaquinta Survives Choke, Takes Decision
Crisp combinations and efficient counterpunching spurred “TheUltimate Fighter” Season 15 finalist Al Iaquinta to a unanimous preference over Kevin Lee in apreliminary lightweight affair. Iaquinta (8-2-1, 3-1 UFC) swept thescorecards with 29-28, 29-28 and 28-27 outlines from the judges,delivering his third uninterrupted victory.
The Serra-Longo Fight Team deputy set the tinge in the firstround, as he planted Lee (7-1, 0-1 UFC) on his back finish with ashort true left, swarmed with punches and after that countered adesperate single-leg takedown endeavor with a heel hook. The21-year-old visitor rebounded in turn two, where he feel safe atakedown, transitioned to Iaquinta’s back and sealed in arear-naked choke. The New York local refused to give in, survivedthe nerve-racking coming after and forced the free-for-all to a determining thirdframe.
In the third, Lee bloodied the favorite’s nose with someground-and-pound, usually to see Iaquinta raise up the late points withpunches.
Surging Hester Overpowers Enz
“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 17 connoisseur ClintHester won is to sixth time in as many appearances, as hetook a unanimous preference over the formerly dominant Andy Enz in anundercard fighting at 185 pounds. All 3 cageside judges scored itfor Hester (10-3, 3-0 UFC): 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26.
Enz (7-1, 0-1 UFC) had the vital heart and request but lackedthe firepower. Hester set the Alaskan awaiting on rubbery legs inthe initial round, ripping in to him with a leaping left offshoot andfollowing it with a clubbing right. Standing-to-ground punches fellnext, but Enz kept his composure, recovered and weathered theattack.
Hester incited to takedowns in the second turn and counteredeffectively via the third, handing the 22-year-old MMA Labexport his initial veteran defeat.
Magomedov Wins Ninth Straight
Former M-1 Global winner RashidMagomedov available his ninth uninterrupted victory, as hecaptured a unanimous preference over American Top Team awaiting TonyMartin in a rough lightweight duel. All 3 cagesidejudges scored it the same: 29-28 for Magomedov (16-1, 1-0 UFC).
Martin (8-1, 0-1 UFC) done him consequence it. The 24-year-old PalosHeights, Ill., local struck for a takedown in the initial turn andthreatened the Magomedov with a span of submissions, initial with akimura and then with an armbar. The Dagestani winced and writhedbut refused to tap, finally pardon himself from danger.
Rounds two and 3 belonged to Magomedov, who roughed up hiscounterpart in the bind and left him with manifest damage to hisleft eye. He countered a Martin takedown with a power electric chair inthe third round, staid in tip position, worked hisground-and-pound and then bloody him with a head flog to the faceas the two rose to their feet.
Magny Halts Skid, Outpoints Umalatov
Aggressive punching combinations, efficient bind work and timelytakedowns carried “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 16 semifinalist NeilMagny to a unanimous preference over visitor GasanUmalatov in an undercard scrap at 170 pounds. Magny (9-3, 2-2UFC), who entered the confine on a two-fight losing streak, swept thescorecards by 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 counts.
Umalatov (14-3-1, 0-1 UFC) unsuccessful to navigate the Grudge TrainingCenter representative’s four-inch tallness and 10-inch reachadvantage. Kept at the finish of Magny’s punches, the frustrated31-year-old Russian resorted to slinging looping correct hands to thehead and body. Magny churned in takedowns in the initial and thirdrounds, transitioning to his opponent’s back on two differentoccasions.