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Watching him function at Pinnacle Financial institution Area in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday evening, you wouldn’t have identified James Krause was a large underdog in opposition to Warlley Alves.

From the outset, the previous Final Fighter contestant and assistant coach seemed comfy and assured, flicking out clear jabs and speaking junk to the big Brazilian welterweight. He moved properly and managed the motion within the clinch in opposition to the larger man, irritating Alves and sending him to the nook fatigued after the opening 5 minutes.

Early within the second, Alves began swinging for the fences and performed proper into Krause’s arms, leaving himself open for a ravishing stepping knee proper up the center that landed flush on the Brazilian’s chin, placing him on rubber legs. The previous light-weight noticed his alternative and pounced, discovering a house for sufficient clear follow-ups to immediate referee Kevin MacDonald to step in and wave it off.

With the second-round end on Saturday, Krause moved to 25-Eight for his profession, whereas Alves had his two-fight profitable streak snapped as his document slips to 13-Three total.


Simply 30 seconds into the combat, Cory Sandhagen discovered himself on the bottom along with his left arm trapped in a clumsy armbar try and veteran Iuri Alcantara raining down hammerfists that left him busted up.

However the place others would have tapped, Sandhagen stayed calm and labored his means free and that’s when he went on the offensive.

The Elevation Battle Staff member acquired again to his ft and took the combat to Alcantara, steadily working him over with punches whereas avoiding sweep and submission makes an attempt. When he cracked the Brazilian with a clear proper hand late within the body, the bantamweight turned up the amount, trying to get the end earlier than the primary 5 minutes have been up.

That didn’t occur, but it surely didn’t take lengthy for Sandhagen to complete the deal within the second as he stunted the still-dazed Alcantara with the primary shot out of the nook to start the center stanza earlier than getting the stoppage 61 seconds into the spherical.

Now 2-Zero within the UFC and on a four-fight profitable streak, Sandhagen strikes to 9-1 with the victory, whereas Alcantara drops to 35-10 (1 NC) with the loss.


After shedding back-to-back fights because of fatigue and a scarcity of composure, Andrew Sanchez returned to the win column with a affected person, measured victory over Markus Perez.

A standout wrestler who acquired dragged into brawls with Anthony Smith and Ryan Janes in 2017, Sanchez got here ahead with poise all through Saturday’s contest, absorbing a gentle food plan of physique kicks, however sticking to the sport plan. Working behind clear, straight punches and robust management on the fence, Sanchez was capable of neutralize Perez’s wild offense and reply in variety at any time when “Maluko” managed to attach in area.

This was a workmanlike displaying for the previous Final Fighter winner, who shifted his coaching to Montreal’s Tristar Health club upfront of this combat. With the win on Saturday evening, Sanchez pushed his document to 11-Four total, whereas Brazil’s Perez fell to 10-2 with the loss.


Mickey Gall didn’t waste any time getting again into the win column.

Following a 4-Zero begin to his skilled profession, the charismatic younger welterweight suffered the primary lack of his profession final November at Madison Sq. Backyard, popping out on the unsuitable aspect of the outcomes in opposition to fellow Lookin’ for a Battle discover Randy Brown.

Saturday evening in Nebraska, Gall instantly acquired in on a takedown and floated round to George Sullivan’s again, locking up a physique triangle and softening up “The Silencer” with brief punches. When the 37-year-old veteran tried to return fireplace, Gall laced his forearm underneath Sullivan’s neck and secured the end on the 1:09 mark.

The 26-year-old Gall strikes to 5-1 with 5 rear-naked choke finishes with the victory, whereas Sullivan slips to 17-7 (1 NC) total along with his third consecutive setback.


Over the primary 4 minutes of Saturday’s UFC FIGHT PASS featured prelim, Joanne Calderwood was on the defensive, trying to neutralize the offensive assault and guard passing of Kalindra Faria, who took the combat to the canvas nearly immediately.

However late within the spherical, the Scottish striker remoted Faria’s proper wrist and threw up a triangle choke, rapidly locking it up tight. Because the Brazilian seemed to defend, Calderwood added an armbar into the combo and prolonged Faria’s left arm because the clacker sounded, signaling the ultimate 10 seconds of the spherical.

With the clock ticking down, Faria was pressured to work for an escape and in doing so, she gave Calderwood the chance to increase the armbar even additional and was pressured to faucet, giving the returning former Final Fighter contestant the primary submission win of her profession.

The returning Calderwood snapped a two-fight shedding streak together with her win on Saturday, transferring to 12-Three total whereas amassing her second win within the UFC flyweight division, whereas Faria has now misplaced three-in-a-row contained in the Octagon and falls to 18-8-1 total.


Combating in his residence state of Nebraska for the primary time in 5 years, Drew Dober made certain his homecoming was a profitable one. From the outset, the Omaha native was the aggressor, and whereas he switched approaches mid-fight, the outcome was the identical – full domination for the favored hometown welterweight.

After spending the primary half of the competition outworking Tuck within the placing exchanges, Dober modified issues up and took the combat to the bottom halfway by way of the second and once more to begin the third. Whereas Tuck tried to safe chokes on each entries, Dober popped his head free simply and stayed busy whereas on high, turning up the output and advancing positions down the stretch within the third en path to a clear sweep of the scorecards.

Following incomes only a single victory in his first 5 Octagon appearances, Dober has now gained three straight and 5 of his final six to face at 6-4 (1 NC) total within the UFC.


Rani Yahya is on some type of roll proper now.

Saturday evening, the Brazilian veteran carried a two-fight profitable streak into the Octagon in opposition to Luke Sanders and simply 91 seconds after the bout started, Yahya had collected a third-straight submission end.

The grappling ace shot for a takedown proper out of the gate and even seemed to drag guard, however Sanders was having none of it. Again within the middle of the cage, the Brazilian related with a kick to the physique that stung Sanders, forcing the American again into the cage. Yahya once more dove in for the legs and pulled guard, attacking with a heel hook.

Sanders initially defended, however as he seemed to dash away, Yahya stayed sticky and switched legs, attacking the identical transfer on the alternative aspect, trapping Sanders’ heel and forcing “Cool Hand” to verbally submit.

With the victory, Yahya strikes to 7-1 in his final Eight fights and 26-9 (1 NC) total, whereas Sanders falls to 2-Three within the Octagon and 12-Three total.

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