The heavyweights came out a bit cautious as both Blagoy Ivanov and Caio Alencar didn’t want to be on the wrong end of a highlight reel finish. Alencar attempted to keep Ivanov at range early on and found some initial success. However, Ivanov would eventually find his range on the inside as the fight progressed.
An eye poke in the second frame appeared to awake the beast as Ivanov came out of the break with a flurry. As the final seconds of the second round ticked by, Ivanov had Alencar backing up all across the cage. The Brazilian was able to survive into the final round but it was Ivanov’s fight to lose from that point on.
It was surely not his most spectacular performance but the former WSOF heavyweight champion did enough to take home a convincing win over a game opponent.
Heavyweight Main Event: Blagoy Ivanov def. Caio Alencar by UD, (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
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PFL: FIGHT NIGHT RESULTS
- Heavyweight Main Event: Blagoy Ivanov def. Caio Alencar via UD, (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
- Featherweight: Lance Palmer def. Steven Siler via UD, (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- Heavyweight: Mike Kyle def. Daniel Gallemore via TKO(knees), Rd. 1:01
- Bantamweight: Timur Valiev def. Josenaldo Silva via Sub (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd. 3, 2:12