Amir Albazi ended the year with a big KO victory over Alessandro Costa tonight at UFC Fight Night 216.
both men sizing each other up but not throwing anything yet. Costa feels out with a couple of punches but doesn’t land. A minute in a leg kick lands for Costa. Albazi with one too.
Body punch for Costa. Outside leg kick for Albazi. Nice jab for Albazi through the guard. Jab for Costa.
Body punch for Albazi. Missed left hook from Costa but does land a right. Albazi drives Costa into the cage. He starts to work for a takedown, but Costa stays upright as he’s partially hoisted up into the air, then breaks free.
leg kick for Costa. Jab off the guard from Albazi. Another leg kick for Costa. Body punch for him. Albazi goes for a double leg but Costa sprawls well to defend from that.
Swing and a miss from Costa. Counter jab from Albazi. Now a leg kick from him. Jab for Costa. Right hand gets through for Costa and misses with a jumping knee as the round comes to an end.
Albazi feels out with the jab. Left hook from Costa. He threatens with an uppercut but misses. Leg kick for Albazi.
Hard straight right for Albazi followed by the jab drops Costa. He follows him to the mat and settles in his closed guard. Elbow strike from Albazi.
Costa with an elbow from his back. Another elbow from Albazi. He lands to the body now. Body-head combo. A right hand gets through as he starts to posture up, then goes back to being tight to his chest.
Albazi stacks up and lands to the body and head, then closes up again. He postures and Costa looks to land a few hammerfists from his back.
Costa still maintaining the closed guard with a minute of the round remaining. Albazi postures up and lands a couple of hard punches and Costa gets his legs up to try to push him away. Albazi stands over him and lands a hard body punch then drops back down. A few hammerfists land for Albazi before the round ends.
Front kick to the body from Albazi. Leg kick for Costa. A short flurry of punches to the body from Costa as he charges forward.
Leg kick for Costa. Front kick to the body from Albazi. Now a leg kick. Well timed takedown from Albazi as Costa stepped forward.
Albazi in the center of the Octagon in his opponent’s closed guard with lots of time to work. Costa does well to get his feet in play to push Albazi away and stand up.
Body punch from Costa. Albazi with a perfectly placed uppercut that sends Costa to the canvas, with a couple more punches landing on the mat to seal a KO victory at 2.13mins of the final round, taking him to 4-0 in the UFC.