Round 1: Alcantara moves forward. Faber rushes in with a right hand and Alcantara throws him. Alcantara mounts him. Faber isolates a leg. Alcantara gets free and lands hammer fists. He takes Faber’s back. Alcantara delivers punches to the body and head. He lands hammer fists. Faber lands by throwing punches behind his head. Alcantara applies a body triangle. Faber rolls and Alcantara stays with him. Faber escapes and slams Alcantara but Alcantara applies a triangle choke. Faber gets out of the submission attempt. Faber delivers a hard elbow and another. Alcantara closes his guard and works to control Faber’s posture. Faber lands several solid elbows. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Faber.
Round 2: Faber misses with a high kick and eats a left hand. Faber secures a takedown and top position. Faber lands an elbow. Faber lands a knee to the body. Faber lands to the body and head. Alcantara unable to do much off his back. Faber continues to land elbows. Faber stands over Alcantara. He leaps in with a punch. He lands a series of elbows to the side of Alcantara’s head. Faber lands left hands. Alcantara gets back to his feet. Faber presses him against the cage. They battle for position. Alcantara tries to toss Faber but Faber ends up in top position. Faber lands more elbows. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Faber.
Round 3: Faber lands an inside leg kick to start the final round. Faber lands an overhand right. Faber bounces on the outside. Alcantara lands a left hand. Faber works for a takedown but Alcantara stuffs it. Faber secures a takedown. He works inside Alcantara’s guard. Faber lands elbows. He lands to the body. Alcantara tries to stand but Faber keeps him on the canvas. Faber lands short left hands. Faber looks up at the clock. Alcantara rolls for a leg. He isolates an arm but Faber steps over and gets free. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Faber.
The judges score the fight for Faber by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-26, 30-26 and 30-27.