Kicking off the UFC 254 prelims, Joel Alvarez looked for his third consecutive UFC victory when he faced Alexander Yakovlev. Here’s how their lightweight fight went.
Bout 1: Joel Alvarez (17-2) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (25-10-1) (Lightweight)
Yakovlev scored a single leg takedown a minute into the fight. Alvarez looked for a guillotine choke while in half guard. He lost the choke after Yakovlev moved into full guard. Alvarez looked for an armbar in the third minute of the round that caused Yakovlev to stand up. Yakovlev eventually tapped out, ending the fight.
RESULT: Joel Alvarez def. Alexander Yakovlev via Submission, Armbar (RD 1, 3:00)
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