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UFC 175 prelims results: Kenny Robertson defeats Ildemar Alcantara via unanimous decision

Kenny Robertson (13-3) vs. Ildemar Alcantara (20-6) (Welterweight) 

Round 1: Robertson doing a smart job of keeping the left hand high to knock get caught by the right hand of Alcantara. Robertson gets Alcantara up against the cage, but he can’t get the leg sweep to get him down. After some nice defense by Alcantara, Robertson finally does get the take down.

Robertson lands some nice right elbows while on top on the ground, but Alcantara still trying to twist his body to put himself into good position for a choke. Robertson stays striking with the short elbows, and Alcantara is only able to block a few of them. Alcantara not doing the best job on defense from his back as Robertson keeps landing.

The round ends with Robertson landing a right hook on the mat.

Round 2: Alcantara comes right out and throws a huge high right kick, then comes back with a nice left one, trying to keep that distance using the reach advantage. Robertson goes for a take down, but to no avail this time.

Robertson lands a nice right hand with about three minutes left, but Alcantara gets right back to keeping his distance. Alcantara gets the clinch, but Robertson does a wonderful job of countering and getting Alcantara on the ground. Alcantara is able to get out and lands a nice knee on the way back up, but Robertson gets him right back down.

Robertson gets the mount and he starts landing with a flurry of lefts and rights, before trying to go for the Kimura. Robertson goes for a switch to the arm bar, but he can’t get it locked in. With the failed submission attempts, Robertson goes right back to the strikes, landing some big elbows as the round comes to a close.

Round 3: With two rounds in the bank already, Robertson comes out throwing. Going up against the cage, Robertson lands a knee to the groin and they’re separated. Robertson gets a warning.

They get back to it and start trading kicks, but on the move, Robertson lands a nice right hand to the jaw. Robertson then hits Alcantara with another knee to the groin and Alcantara hits the mat following this one. He gets told one more time, he’s getting docked.

After Alcantara recovers, they get right back at it and Robertson is doing a good job with the standing strikes. Alcantara does get a take down in, but he’s not in good position for anything viable. Robertson turns it right around on him, because of that, and now time is running out on Alcantara.

With 15 seconds in the round, the ref stands them up, but Alcantara ran out of time.

To the cards we go, although this one was rather obvious.

Winner: Kenny Robertson via unanimous decision (30-26)


Tags: Ildemar Alcantara Kenny Robertson MMA UFC 175

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