Alejandro Perez Pulls Out Victory from Jaws of Defeat (UFC Mexico City Fight Highlights)

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Sam Alvey Defeats Rashad Evans by Split Decision (UFC Mexico City Results)

Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans entered the Octagon in Mexico City against “Smiling” Sam Alvey on a three-fight losing streak desperately in need of a win.  “Suga” hadn’t tasted victory since defeating Chael Sonnen at UFC 167 in November 2013.  It was Evans’ second fight as a middleweight and came up short, losing by split decision. 

The two got off to a slow start with only one striking being thrown through the first minute of the bout.  Evans opted to try and get Alvey to the ground, which proved more difficult that he imagined.  He was able to briefly secure a takedown in the opening frame but was unable to keep Alvey grounded. 

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In the second frame, Alvey landed more often and shook off more takedown attempts.  Alvey pushed forward and landed his right hand while Evans didn’t let his hands go.  After two rounds, Evans had attempted seven takedowns and only secured two.  The time Alvey spent on the ground could have been measured in seconds. 

Evans saw his most success in the final round.  He landed a hard left hook, but Alvey ate it.  He later stepped in with a blazing fast right hand that Alvey took on the chin.  He continued to look for takedowns, but Alvey defended them.  In the clinch, Alvey delivered knees to the body and outworked the former champion.

After fifteen minutes of fighting, Alvey was named the winner by split decision.  He was not interviewed following arguably the biggest win of his career. 

Alvey begged for the microphone after the fight.  “I’ve got something to say,” he said.  “I’ve learned Spanish for this.” 

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Sam Alvey Ekes Out Narrow Decision Over Rashad Evans (UFC Mexico City Fight Highlights)

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Check out Sam Alvey’s narrow split-decision victory over former UFC champ Rashad Evans at UFC Fight Night 114 on Saturday in Mexico City.

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Humberto Bandenay Scores Quick KO for His Father (UFC Mexico City Fight Highlights)

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Check out Humberto Bandenay’s brutal knockout of Martin Bravo at UFC Fight Night 114 on Saturday in Mexico City. Bandenay tearfully dedicated the fight to his father, who passed away before being able to see his son fight in the Octagon.

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Niko Price Crushes Alan Jouban in 23 Seconds (UFC Mexico City Fight Highlights)

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Check out Niko Price’s crushing, 23-second knockout of Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 114 on Saturday in Mexico City.

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Alexa Grasso Ekes Out Home Turf Victory Over Randa Markos (UFC Mexico City Results)

Alexa Grasso rebounded from the first loss of her career to defeat Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night 114 on Saturday night in Mexico City.

Markos entered the fight coming off of a victory over former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza, while Grasso was trying to rebound from a loss to Felice Herrig. It was a tough road for Grasso, as she missed weight by three pounds due to a urinary tract infection. As difficult as that was, Grasso didn’t let her weigh-in struggles affect the fight.

Markos opened strong. While Grasso took the center of the Octagon, Markos showed a lot of unorthodox movement and used it to catch Grasso off guard and light her up with some hard punch combinations.

Grasso remained calm and maintained the center of the Octagon, using her cleaner technique to keep Markos from storming her.

Randa Markos and Alexa GrassoMarkos bulldogged Grasso to the canvas in the latter half of the opening round, but Grasso did a great job taking a controlling position as they hit the ground and landed a few punches and elbows before they returned to their feet. 

Grasso looked good as the second frame opened, again taking control from the center of the Octagon, but Markos upped her takedown game. She landed a couple trips and caught a leg kick and forced Grasso to the canvas.

She maintained top control for the final minute or so of the round, landing some hard punches and elbows and continued punching until the buzzer, but was unable to do much visible damage.

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Though Markos was visibly more labored in her breathing in the final round, she dug deep and kept pressing forward. Every time she landed a big shot, Grasso answered with a combination. Markos dug deep and rushed Grasso, dragging her to the mat, but Grasso’s technique was strong and she fought through the position and eventually returned the fight to standing. 

Markos continued to pressure, but Grasso avoided most of her power shots, and used her cleaner boxing technique to score.

Markos attempted some takeodown attempts late in the round, but Grasso was on point, jumping to a guillotine attempt on one of Markos’ shots, and then hitting her with a stinging combination of punches as Markos let go of her.

Grasso’s technique carried her through the fight to a split decision victory with two judges scoring the bout 29-28 in her favor, while the third scored it 29-28 for Markos.

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Alexa Grasso’s Clean Technique Lifts Her to Victory (UFC Mexico City Fight Highlights)

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Check out Alexa Grasso’s crisp technique that lifted her to victory over Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night 114 on Saturday in Mexico City.

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UFC Fight Night 114: Pettis vs. Moreno Attendance from Mexico City

The numbers are in.  Ultimate Fighting Championship revealed the attendance figures stemming from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno fight card following the event. 

10,172 spectators attended the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City to see the night of uUFC Mexico City Moreno vs Pettispsets and finishes. Those in attendance witnessed flyweight Sergio Pettis defeat Mexico’s own Brandon Moreno in the fight card’s main event.

Moreno grounded Pettis in the opening round and had “The Phenom” in some trouble. Pettis kept the fight standing for the remaining three rounds and picked the Tijuana-born Moreno apart with his superior striking.

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In the co-main event, Guadalajara, Mexico native Alexa Grasso narrowly defeated Randa Markos by split decision. The two ladies went to war and had the crowd on their feet. It was a back-and-forth battle of wills with Grasso edging out The Ultimate Fighter 20 alum.

The 12-fight card featured seven first-round finishes including a 15-second KO win for Dustin Ortiz that set the record for the fasted KO in UFC flyweight history.

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Sergio Pettis Decisions Brandon Moreno in UFC Mexico City Main Event

A pair of 23-year-old flyweight contenders headlined UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City on Saturday. No. 6 ranked Sergio Pettis outclassed Mexico’s own No. 7 ranked Brandon Moreno.

Moreno dominated the opening round. He caught a kick from Pettis and put “The Phenom” on his back. Pettis tried to scrambled back to his feet but found himself in a worse position. Moreno quickly took his back and started looking to sink in a rear-naked choke. Pettis fought Moreno’s hands and avoided the submission.

In the second frame, Pettis began to take over the fight. Instead of throwing kicks to the body that got him taken down in the opening frame, Pettis began launching high kicks at his opponent. He landed two in the round, but Moreno rushed forward and put Pettis on his back. Pettis quickly applied a triangle choke and used it to get back to his feet as Moreno escaped the submission attempt.

Pettis picked Moreno apart in the third round. He started landing power punches and figured out Moreno’s awkward timing. In the fourth, Pettis continued to out strike Moreno.

In the final frame, Moreno secured a takedown early in the round. He maintained top position for half the round but was unable to inflict damage. Pettis fought his back back to his feet and spent the final minute of the round pressing the action and landing shots. The judges awarded Pettis the win with the scorecards reading 49-46, 48-46, and 48-46.

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“I definitely had to face some adversity.  He came out there and put me in a very dangerous situation.  I stayed calm.  I had four more rounds to prove that I’m better than this man,” said Pettis following the unanimous decision win. 

“His standup surprised me a lot.  He gave me a different look, kind of made me almost question my look.  It’s just an open style that I had to adjust to,” he added.  

With the win, Pettis ended Moreno’s 11-fight winning streak and extended his own to four consecutive fights.  The victory puts Pettis in close proximity to a title shot.  Three of the five fighters ranked ahead of him have lost to champion Demetrious Johnson, one is getting a shot at the title at UFC 215 and the other is coming off a loss.   

“Obviously, I’d like a title shot.  But there’s a lot of things I feel like I need to polish up to get there,” said Pettis.

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Sergio Pettis Puts on Striking Clinic (UFC Mexico City Fight Highlights)

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Check out Sergio Pettis as he earned the nod over Brandon Moreno on the Mexican fighter’s home turf at UFC Fight Night 114 on Saturday in Mexico City.

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