Kenny Robertson vs. Ildemar Alcantara
Robertson comes in with lunging combination, and ties Alcantara on fence. He's hugging him there, and landing knees to his thighs. They roll around the cage, and Robertson still got his bear hug, looking for takedown and doing footstomps. Now he spins Alcantara around and dumps him on his back, landing in his guard. He goes to work there, landing some shots with short punches and elbows He postures up and drops a big right hand. Alcantara trying to keep him close, but right now he's only delaying the punches to his face. More of the same. Robertson keeping busy, and he's breaking free enough of the Alcantara shackles to lands elbows. Again, Robertson postures up, but he can't create much space. The most effective thing Alcantara is doing right now is forcing a stalemate; but Robertson will finish out the round landing shots from the top position.
They touch them up again. Big head kick lands from Alcantara. Didn't rock Robertson back, though, and they engage again in the middle. Another high kick attempt from Alcantara, this one was blocked. Alcantara tries to blast home a knee, but Robertson caught it and pushed him back. Robertson lunges forward waving punches towards Alcantara but nothing landing. Nice little right hand from Alcantara as he kept Robertson at range, but Robertson comes in and gets the takedown.This time he has Alcantara's back, and from his knees he's wailing away with hammerfists. Alcantara able to stand, and lands a good knee as he does. Robertson grabs a very no-nonsense single leg and drives Alcantara to his back, and once again goes to work. This time he gets mount, and he's dropping punches in on Alcantara. Alcantara bucks, and quells the barrage momentarily. Robertson still in mount. He separates and lands a couple of big shots before Alcantara snatches him back close. Robertson is all offense right now, and he transitions into a kimura. Can't get it, and so delivers a series of elbows. Slow elbows through the defensive forearms of Alcantara, like man pumping ale. But the round ends with Alcantara in the familiar vulnerable position of fending off the attack.
Final round, and once again Robertson offers to touch them up. Alcantara does, and they wheel around. Nice standing elbow from quarters lands on Alcantara's chin. Alcantara throws a lazy left, and Robertson ducks under it and drives him to the fence. Looks like Alcantara caught a shot in the groin, though, with a knee, and Robertson it told to move to neutral corner while he recovers. Crowd lets out an empathetic "ooooh" at the replay. Alcantara says he's ready after a minute, and we're back to it. Simultaneous knees nearly collide at center. Robertson still the aggressor, and he has Alcantara on his heels. He drops for a double-leg, but Alcantara sprawls, and once again there's a low blow and Alcantara drops down in wincing pain. Robertson peddles over to the opposite side, arms akimbo. Another kick to the groin...maybe a shin. Again, the crowd voices its vicarious moan. They are back at it though. Alcantara is tough. So far, though, he doesn't have a lot to offer against Robertson, and he has the added trepidation of the takedown. He's still trying to hammer Robertson with his left, though. This time, as Robertson comes in Alcantara trips him very slowly to the ground. Robertson able to reverse, and here we go again -- Robertson on top, landing shots. Robertson has dominated this fight, and he continues to do that in the final minute. Short elbows from Alcantara's guard, and the occasional hard fist when he creates enough space. He's working the rib region now, too. Referee stands them up as things stall, and Alcantara comes to life finally in the last ten seconds, pushing Robertson down and ending with a couple of shots on the ground.
UFC 175 official results: Kenny Robertson def. Ildemar Alcantara via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
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