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ROUND 1 - Alves comes out orthodox, Abedi is standing southpaw. Hard inside leg kick for Alves. Nice left straight for Abedi. Decent teep from Abedi and the fighters clinch. Knee from Alves and they separate. Hard middle kick from Alves lands clean. Hard inside leg kick from Alves as well. Abedi launches in with a right straight and now they clinch. Outside leg kick from Alves and now a right hand. The right hand drops Abedi and Alves pounces. Now Alves is in full mount. Now a hard elbow from Alves. Abedi gives up his back and Alves sinks the rear naked choke.
UFC 138 results: Thiago Alves defeats Papy Abedi by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:32 of round 1.