UFC 212 Results: Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eric Spicely
A middleweight scrap between Antonio Carlos Junior and Eric Spicely took place during tonight’s UFC 212 prelims on FS1.
Round one begins and Spicely scores an early takedown. He winds up in full guard but eats some elbows for his trouble. Antonio Carlos Junior moves for a heel hook submission attempt but Spicely defends. Both men are searching for leg locks now. Spicely with a couple of hammer fists. He is basically on his back now but is still holding onto a leg. Eric with some nice right hands from the bottom. Antonio Carlos Junior drops down for a heel hook but it is not there. Spicely rolls for a leg and just misses locking in a knee bar. The fighters continue to scramble for position and suddenly they are back on their feet. Antonio Carlos Junior immediately shoots in and presses Spicely up against the cage. He drags Eric to the floor and immediately takes his back. “ACJ” is now working for a rear-naked choke. He locks in a body triangle but the horn sounds to end round one.
Round two begins and Antonio Carlos Junior starts thing off with a left jab. Spicely shoots in for a takedown but winds up on the bottom after a scramble. Antonio Carlos Junior begins working from half guard. Spicely works for a leg lock but it is not there. He adjusts his position but then loses a hold of the Antonio’s leg. “ACJ” scrambles and takes the back of Spicely. He works some short shots before Eric scrambles back to butterfly guard. Spicely attempts to scramble back to his feet but Antonio Carlos Junior catches him on his way up and takes his back. He immediately locks in a body triangle and begins working on a rear-naked choke submission. Spicely lands some nice shots from the position. “ACJ” adjusts and locks in a tight rear-naked choke. This one is over as Eric is forced to tap.
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