Ildemar Alcantara vs. Albert Tumenov
Round 1: Alcantara lands a kick to the body to open the fight. Tumenov caught the kick and lands a counter right hand. Tumenov moves forward. He paws with his jab. Alcantara delivers a combination. Tumenov catches a kick and lands a left hand that knocks Alcantara down. Alcantara immediately gets to his feet and secures a takedown. Tumenov reverses him. He delivers hard elbows from inside Alcantara’s guard. Tumenov postures up and works some devastating ground and pound. He lands punch after punch. He moves to half guard. Tumenov continues to pound away. Alcantara works his way back to his feet. Tumenov is cut. Alcantara lands a right hand. Tumenov continues to move forward. Alcantara changes levels and takes the fight to the ground. Alcantara passes Tumenov’s guard and lands a solid right hand at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Tumenov.
Round 2: Alcantara lands a knee to the body. Tumenov answers with a combination. Tumenov lands a right hand and Alcantara works to get the fight to the ground. He drags Tumenov to the canvas. He moves to the half guard position. Alcantara delivers short elbows. Tumenov rolls and Alcantara takes his back. Tumenov rolls and Alcantara has the mount position. Tumenov scrambles up to his feet. Alcantara presses him against the cage and delivers knees to the legs and body. The referee separates them. Tumenov moves forward and Alcantara times his forward movement and takes him down. Alcantara delivers short elbows in the half guard position. Alcantara lands a big elbow. Tumenov is a bloody mess. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Alcantara.
Round 3: Alcantara’s corner advises him to take the fight to the ground. They touch gloves to start the final round. Alcantara fires off a kick to the body. Tumenov steps in with a right hand. He lands a counter right hand off a kick to the body by Alcantara. Tumenov moves forward and Alcantara lands a right hook on the inside. Tumenov lands a hard right hand. Alcantara works his jab keeping the Russian on the outside. Tumenov lands with an inside leg kick followed by a spinning back fist. Alcantra delivers a kick to the body. He continues to work his jab. Tumenov answers with a leg kick. Alcantara lands a combination. Alcantara works for a takedown but Tumenov stuffs it. They exchange right hands. Alcantara steps in with a clean combination. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara.
The judges scored the fight for Alcantara by split decision. The scorecards read 28-29, 29-28 and 30-27.
“I think my victory was very clear, it shouldn’t have been a split decision. But the judges know what they’re doing and I accept their opinion. The important thing is that I came out with the win. I think it was one of my best performances in the UFC so far. You’ve only seen 70% of what Ildemar is capable of.”
“I agree with the decision. I didn’t give all I could. Next time I’ll show my full capability.”