Iuri Alcantara is coming fresh off a loss against UFC Bantamweight star Urijah Faber. The fight took place in August 2013 and Alcantra lost by way of unanimous decision. Wilson Reis, on the other hand, won his last fight at UFC 165 in New Jersey. He defeated Ivan Menjivar by way of unanimous decision in a dominant performance.
In what would eventually be the fourth consecutive decision of the night, Reis and Alcantara did not fight safe and tried to end the fight multiple times. Alcantara dropped Reis in the second round, but Reis played the defensive game intelligently and grappled his way to safety.
Both men seemed to have tired out in the third round as the majority of the time, they were grappling for an advantageous decision. Alcantara landed a takedown with twenty seconds left and tried to hammer-fist his way to a win, but Reis held on and was able to withstand the punishment until the final horn.
Iuri Alcantara def. Wilson Reis by way of Split Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)Tags: fight night 36, Gegard Mousasi, lyoto machida, mma, MMA NEWS, Mousasi vs. Machida, ufc, ufc news