UFC Fight Night 26    August 17, 2013
Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen
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BREAKDOWN

Yuri Alcantara isn't really the "name" we've gotten used to seeing fight Urijah Faber, but he represents his share of problems in the cage. A southpaw, Alcantara uses a relatively upright, flat-footed stance that generates above-average power at 135 pounds. When he lands, he does damage, using plenty of elbows and knees in addition to a hard straight left. His offensive grappling is dynamic, as well, with 12 submission wins on his record. He's also been successful on 88 percent of his takedowns in the UFC. The problem is his grappling defense. In his one UFC loss to Hacran Dias, Alcantara was helpless on the ground and grew visibly frustrated. Expect Faber to test Alcantara in that area again.
-- Brett Okamoto

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