A back and forth fight between Lucas Martins and Alex White that told a nice story. White was starting to make his comeback at the end of the second, but was only setting himself up for the knockout from Lucas Martins in the third round.
Lucas Martins has 10 knockouts, 4 submissions and 1 decision victories in his MMA career. He has only been finished once and that came by knockout. Prior to joining the UFC he was riding a 12 fight winning streak, but lost to Edson Barboza via 1st Rd TKO in January of 2013. He then beat Jeremy Larsen in May of 2013 via 3rd Rd KO and then closed 2013 with a win over Ramiro Hernandez via Rear Naked choke in the first Rd.
Alex White (10-1) Has four knockouts, five submissions and one win by decision. Prior to joining the UFC his three fights he competed in ended in a finish. Two by knockout and one by submission. He made his UFC debut against Estevan Payan and won the fight via knockout at UFC on Fox 11 – Werdum vs. Browne on Apr / 19 / 2014.
Here is the play by play from that fight:
Round 1: Martins lands a big right, he lands another left jab that hurts Martins. He hunts him down, Martins is back peddling. White counters with a right, he lands a left hook. They exchange in the pocket. White is trying to get something going, but Martins doing a very good strike avoidance in the stand up game. Martins lands a big elbow, then a flurry of strikes that follows. Give it up to White who has a heck of a chin. Martins is swinging for the fences, but White is staying in this fight. They exchange to the bell.
Round 2: White keeps throwing spinning back fist and it’s not working, not landing at all. Martins pace has slowed, but is staying out of the way of white’s strikes. They exchange kicks to the body, not a ton of action in this round. White lands a flurry of strikes that drops Martins, but Martins get’s right back to his feet. White is starting to find his groove, but Martins clinches for a moment to cut down Martins momentum. They exchange to end the round.
Round 3: Both men start throwing haymakers to kick off his round. White misses a flying knee and falls, he get’s back to his feet. Martins lands a huge right hand that drops White immediately and the referee jumps in while Martins ground and pounds White. And this one is over! Good god!
Result: Lucas Martins def. Alex White via knockout (punches) – Round 3, 2:08
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