Featherweights Maximo Blanco (12-7-1 MMA) and Luke Sanders (11-0 MMA) squared off as part of the ‘UFC Fight Night 81’ prelims in Boston.
Blanco opens with a high kick. He follows with a good kick to the body. Sanders answers with a few punches of his own. Big shots from both fighters. Sanders throws a couple of big left hands. Blanco smiles and returns fire. Sanders with low kicks. Sanders drops Blanco with a counter left. Blanco immediately recovers and locks in an arm-triangle choke as Sanders attempted to follow him to the floor. Sanders squirms loose and gets back to his feet. Sanders with another big left hand and Blanco hits the floor. Sanders moves in and locks up a rear-naked choke. It is deep and Blanco has to tap.
Luke Sanders defeats Mazimo Blanco via submission (rear-naked choke) in round one