UFC on FX 8 Result: Yuri Alcantara makes short work of Iliarde Santos

Yuri Alcatara didn’t waste anytime in getting a victory on Saturday at UFC on FX 8 in Brazil as he defeated Iliarde Santos in the first round by TKO.UFC on FX 8

He came out as the agressor in the fight and began to work his punches and kicks. Santos is a flyweight fighter and size was a difference in the fight as Alcantara was able to out muscle him when they were grappling against the fence.

The end of the fight came at the 2:31 mark of the opening round as he landed a left hand that dropped Santos and landed punches on the ground before referee Kevin Mulhall came in to stop the fight.

Alcantara (28-4, 1NC) is now 3-1, 1NC in the UFC and this is his 12th career win by TKO/KO. Santos (27-7-1, 1NC) took this fight on short notice and should get another opportunity in the UFC as a flyweight, which is his natural weight class.

UFC on FX 8 Results:
Yuri Alcantara def. Iliarde Santos via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:31
Fabio Maldonado def. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-27)
John Lineker def. Azamat Gashimov via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:07
Jussier Formiga def. Chris Cariaso via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lucas Martins def. Jeremy Larsen via KO (punch) – Round 3, :13