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UFC Fight Night 32: Cezar Ferreira Vs. Daniel Sarafian

UFC Fight Night 32: Cezar Ferreira Vs. Daniel Sarafian

Cezar Ferreira vs. Daniel Sarafian

We’ll finally see the long-awaited Ultimate Fighter: Brazil finale, as Cezar Ferreira meets Daniel Sarafian in the co-main event. Ferreira (6-2) was expected to meet Sarafian (8-3) last year, but Sarafian suffered an injury and was removed from the finals.

The third man inside the Octagon will be Mario Yamasaki. At least for the sake of the fans, a Brazilian will get the “W” in this one.

Round 1: Sarafian quickly takes the center of the Octagon and was cheered in pre-fight announcements. Big right from Sarafian, who follows up by tying Ferreira up in the clinch. A restless crowd, as they have been blessed with some incredible finishes so far and thrilling fights. Sarafian working hard for the takedown, trying to secure a single-leg but the ref has seen enough and separates them. Big combo from Sarafian lands and it seems to have ignited a fire under Ferreira. Sarafian drops down to try for a guillotine, but he has no shot at it. Pair of big kicks from Ferreira, who follows up with a spinning heel kick that just misses. Sarafian with his own front kick, but it fails to land with any impact. Ferreira walks right into a big right, and Sarafian does the same, eating a strike of his own.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sarafian

Round 2: Sarafian catches Ferreira, but he comes right back with a power double-leg takedown and into the half-guard. Sarafian has a cut over his right eye and remains on his back. Both fighters are black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and that seems to have negated the ground game of each. Back to the feet and Sarafian lands a huge right that seems to have Ferreira wobbled. Another left and some leg kicks, but Ferreira drops down and scores with another takedown. Possible arm-triangle is there for Ferreira with a minute left, but the ref steps in and breaks them up. Interesting decision there by Yamasaki, and I’m sure Twitter will be in an uproar over it any second now.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sarafian

Round 3: Sarafian lands a big combo, but Ferreira remains upright. Another takedown from Ferreira, and the crowd – as they have done throughout – voices displeasure. Not much damage being done by Ferreira on the ground, as Sarafian is holding up well to the offense. More booing from the Brazilian crowd, and Ferreira listens by pushing Sarafian back to the ground. The ref steps in and stands them up, and Ferreira answers by taking Sarafian back to his back, moving to a possible choke and locking in a hook. He has a minute to do something with it and is working to loosen Sarafian up. Both hooks are in and Sarafian is holding him up on his feet.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ferreira

Cezar Ferreira def. Daniel Sarafian via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-28)

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