according to 15 in the bantamweight division coming into the night, Sanders took control of the bout in the opening round after taking the Brazilian to the mat.
LAS VEGAS — Iuri Alcantara snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on Saturday night while handing Luke Sanders the first loss of his professional career.
Iuri Alcantara makes a comeback for the ages over Luke Sanders.
As the second round got underway, Sanders started to unleash the same exact game plan so it seemed like only a matter of time before Alcantara could no longer survive.
Once Sanders had the fight on the ground, he unloaded a barrage of punches that absolutely battered Alcantara for the better part of the round.
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UFC 209 bonuses: You better believe Darren Elkins’ blood-drenched comeback was worth $50,000
LAS VEGAS – Darren Elkins, Iuri Alcantara, David Teymur and Lando Vannata each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 209 event.
Just like Elkins, Alcantara (35-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC) was getting torn apart by Luke Sanders (11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) after the first round.
The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Elkins and Alcantara earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Teymur and Vannata took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
For more on UFC 209, check out the UFC Events section of the site.
as declared in LAS VEGAS — Things weren’t looking too good for Darren Elkins for the first 12 minutes of his fight against Mirsad Bektic at UFC 209.
But somehow, some way, the UFC veteran was able to rally and score a third-round knockout over opponent Mirsad Bektic during the FS1 prelims on Saturday night.
Darren “The Damage” Elkins #UFC209 https://t.co/L0r5r1IPc9 — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) March 5, 2017The crowd erupted at the action while Elkins, still a bloody mess from the war, circled the ring with his arm raised.
The marked Elkins’ fourth straight and easily the biggest comeback of his career as he improves to 23-5 overall.
Elkins was on the receiving end of a beating during the opening five minutes.
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