The black belt in Bjj Iuri Alcantara entered this fight with a pro mma record of 31-5-0 (81% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is TJ Dillashaw); he suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced Urijah Faber (=Faber vs Alcantara), since then he has won three consecutive bouts, the last one against Russell Doane (=Alcantara vs Doane).
His opponent, Frankie Saenz, has a record of 9-2-0 (56% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.58 in the same weight class, he lost two consecutive fights between 2011 and 2012, against Cody Huard and Jeff Fletcher, after this bout he has won five fights, the last one against Nolan Ticman, his Ufc debut. Alcantara vs Saenz is on the undercard of Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva vs Frank Mir – UFC Fight Night 61. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs Mir
Where: Gigantinho Gymnasium, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
UFC Fight Night 61 fight card (main and best fights):
Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva vs Frank Mir
Edson Barboza vs Michael Johnson
Sam Alvey vs Cezar Ferreira
Rustam Khabilov vs Adriano Martins
Iuri Alcantara vs Frankie Saenz
Sean Strickland vs Santiago Ponzinibbio
Jessica Andrade vs Marion Reneau
Matt Dwyer vs William Macario
Tiago Trator vs Mike de la Torre
Alcantara’s previous fight: Iuri Alcantara vs Russell Doane
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