Blagoy Ivanov used his punching power to his advantage against Caio Alencar.
Not much action happened early one. Both men looked tentative to strike. The most significant strike was a kick by Alencar to Ivanov’s cup. Time was called due to the accidental blow. The action resumed. Alencar landed a right hand. On two different occasions, Ivanov connected with a left hand off a leg kick. The round ended shortly after the second left hand.
A counter right hand was there for Ivanov in the second stanza. Alencar stood on his toes and went for the leg kick. Another right hand was there for Ivanov. A winging left hand found the mark for Ivanov. Time was called for an eye poke from Alencar. A counter left hand was there for Ivanov. He had Alencar wobbling to the cage. Alencar fought back, but Ivanov kept the pressure going. Alencar survived the second round.
Alencar landed a knee to the body. A left hand had Alencar moving back. Alencar connected with a kick to the body. A clean left hand landed for Ivanov. A jab was there for Alencar. Ivanov landed a right hand. He landed the last blow of the fight with a left hand.
Final Result: Blagoy Ivanov def. Caio Alencar via unanimous decision (29-28. 29-28. 29-27)