Round 1: Alcantara throws a combination and a knee. Dias ties him up and drives him to the cage. He works for a takedown from there. He gets it. Dias works to pass Alcantara’s guard. He’s moved to half guard. Dias lands right hands. Dias works for an arm triangle choke. Alcantara works back to full guard. Dias delivers a big elbow. Alcantara works his way back to his feet only to be elevated and slammed back to the canvas. Dias peppers him with short shots. Dias takes his back. He lands knees to the thigh of Alcantara. Alcantara turns and takes Dias’ back standing. Alcantara works for a kimura. They separate in the final seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Dias.
Round 2: Alcantara rushes in with an uppercut that misses. Alcantara lands a kick to the body and works for a takedown. He has double underhooks but Dias gains top position on the ground. He lands punches to the body and head. Alcantara sinks in an arm bar. Dias escapes. Dias works inside Alcantara’s guard. He lands punches to the body. He stands over Alcantara and moves to half guard. Alcantara works back to his feet but gets taken down again. Dias lands a series of elbows to the side of Alcantara’s head. Alcantara gets back to full guard but eats an elbow. The referee stands them up. Alcantara lands a combination in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Dias.
Round 3: Dias opens with a looping left hand. Alcantara throws a combination that’s blocked. He lands a kick to the body. Alcantara wings a left hand that comes up with air. Alcantara is stalking him. Dias ties him up and works for a takedown along the cage. He gets it with two minutes remaining. He lands short right hands. Dias tries to take his back but Alcantara has none of it. He stands but Dias slams him to the canvas. Dias peppers him with shots and the referee stands them up. Alcantara lands a left hand. Dias goes for a takedown but Alcantara ends up on top. He lands a big left hand at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Dias.
The judges score it for Dias by unanimous decision. The scorecards read: 29-28, 30-27, 30-27)