Budding light-weight prospect Joel Alvarez made probably the most out of his “Prelims” bid earlier tonight (Sat., July 18, 2020) at UFC Combat Island 2 reside on ESPN+ from inside Flash Discussion board on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, when he completed Octagon veteran Joseph Duffy by way of first-round submission (guillotine choke).
Each fighters exchanged crisp strikes on the ft to start the affair, together with lead leg kicks that might have toppled any regular man. In an effort to take away Alvarez’s attain benefit Duffy tried to shoot in for a takedown alongside the cage. Upon entry he discovered himself wrapped up in a good guillotine choke courtesy of Alvarez. Duffy tried to wiggle free and battle the palms however “El Fenomeno” refused to offer in.
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With this efficiency, Alvarez locks down his second-straight win at 155 kilos after taking out Danilo Belluardo by way of TKO simply over one 12 months in the past. The 27-year-old prospect seemed actually good on the ft and off his again on this matchup, and should have simply earned himself a shot at a higher-ranked opponent his subsequent day trip.
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