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UFC 198 results recap: Warlley Alves vs Bryan Barberena fight review and analysis

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Last night (Sat., May 14, 2016), Warlley Alves and Bryan Barberena faced off at UFC 198 inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. In a competitive fight, Barberena pulled ahead. Find out how below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight scrappers Warlley Alves and Bryan Barberena battled last night (Sat., May 14, 2016) at UFC 198 inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.

Video highlights of their 170-pound scrap right here.

Alves is looking to be a major player in the welterweight division. Unbeaten as a professional, Alves entered this bout on a four-fight win streak inside the Octagon and was hoping to capitalize on his new spot on the main card.

Meanwhile, Barberena scored the biggest win of his career in his last bout, and it brought him plenty of exposure. Last night, he was hoping to build off that win and surge forward.

He did just that.

Alves attacked immediately, catching a kick and jumping on a guillotine choke. He failed to finish the submission but was able to work back to his feet quickly.

On the feet, Alves pushed his opponent into the fence and repeatedly scored with body kicks and crosses. Barberena hung tough and landed some of his own shots, but on the whole he definitely got the worst of most exchanges.

It was comfortably Alves’ round.

The Brazilian started the round very aggressively, crushing his opponent’s body with some serious kicks. However, Barberena was undeterred and kept walking his opponent down and throwing punches in bunches.

In the second half of the round, Barberena really began to take over. His opponent began to back up more often, allowing Barberena to score with hard shots as Alves covered up against the fence.

It was still a reasonably close round, but the American likely stole it.

As expected, Alves started the round quickly, but Barberena had little ….View full article

Source:: mma mania