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Yuri Alcantara Dominates Felipe Arantes At UFC 134

Yuri Alcantara showed Felipe Arantes the difference between a blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a purple belt. Anytime the fight hit the floor, the more experienced Alcantara immediately worked to get positional dominance. It was all out of the classic Gracie jiu-jitsu playbook: dominate position to create submission opportunities. 

Alcantara had Arantes -- a Chute Boxe fighter who might have hoped to have the advantage on the feet -- so concerned with the take down that Alcantara was able to more than hold his own standing. Once Alcantara had Arantes worried about his striking, the take downs came easy.

UFC 134 results: Yuri Alcantara defeats Felipe Arantes via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Even easier came sliding into side mount, mount or taking the back. Arantes proved able to fend off the submission attacks, but he couldn't get off the defensive throughout the fight. Arantes pulled off a nice reversal in the second round to get Alcantara off his back, but for the most part, if they were on the ground, Alcantara had his choice of positions.

The judges saw it right for once and awarded Alcantara the unanimous decision.