UFC 142 Rio Play-by-Play: Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa

January 9, 2012
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Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa

Round 1:  Referee Leon Roberts starts the action.  Alcantara lands a knee to the body.  It may have hurt Omigawa.  Alcantara lands a right hand and another knee to the body.  Alcantara lands a left hand that sends Omigawa back peddling.  Omigawa moves in with a left hand.  He misses with a spinning backfist.  Omigawa switches stance and eats a left hand.  Alcantara misses with a high kick.  Omigawa has his hands low but uses good head movement to get out of the way of a combination.  Alcantara lands a straight left.  Omigawa moves in and gets hit with a left and a knee to the body.  A spinning backfist hurts Omigawa badly.  He goes for a takedown but Alcantara gets top position and lands a punch.  Omigawa reverses him.  Omigawa lands short elbows and punches.  He passes to half guard but Alcantara quickly gets back to full guard.  Alcantara applies an arm bar and its in deep.  The bell sounds, saving him.  He did not tap.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara.

Round 2:  Alcantara lands a glancing head kick.  Omigawa misses with a left hand.  Omigawa nearly lands a spinning backfist.  Alcantara lands a punch that drops Omigawa.  He takes Omigawa’s back only briefly.  Omigawa gets to full guard.  Omigawa goes for a leg.  Alcantara moves to the mount position.  Omigawa rolls, giving up his back.  Alcantara lands a couple of solid left hands.  Alcantara looks for a rear naked choke.  Omigawa defends it and works his way back to guard.  Alcantara lands two left hands.  Omigawa unable to do do much from the bottom.  The round ends. MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara.

Round 3:  Omigawa with a left to start the round.  The pace slows.  Omigawa looks for a takedown but Alcantara shakes it off.  Alcantara misses with a big left hand.  Alcantara looks to be fatigued.  Omigawa lands a counter left hand.  Alcantara picks up the pace and lands a left hand of his own, and another.  Half way through the round, Alcantara lands another left hand.  Omigawa ducks his head and moves in.  He lands a right hand and closes the distance.  Omigawa lands a right hand and an elbow before securing a takedown.  90 seconds remain on the clock.  Omigawa lands punches to the body and stacks Alcantara against the cage. The referee stands them up with 10 seconds remaining.  Alcantara moves in and Omigawa tries a throw but Alcantara ends up on top.  He lands a right hand at the bell.  MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara.

 The judges score the fight 30-27, 29-28, 30-27 for Alcantara by unanimous decision.

 

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