Alan Solis needed to beat up Antonio Soares however as a substitute dominated late substitute Jonathan Aguilar in a one-sided unanimous determination victory.
The ten-round featherweight conflict headlined a four-bout card that streamed reside Thursday, on UFC Combat Go, at Polideportivo Centenario, in Los Mochis, Mexico.
Two judges scored the bout 96-93, whereas the third had it 99-91, all for Solis, who has now gained three contests in a row since combating Francisco Lucero to an eight-round draw final September.
The 22-year-old Solis (13-0-1, 7 knockouts), of Mexico, by no means broke a sweat. Within the third spherical, he froze Aguilar in his tracks with a verify left hook and cruised to the victory.
“I feel I gained the complete struggle indubitably,” he acknowledged following the bout. “I feel I took each single spherical.”
Aguilar (19-9, 15 KOs), who took the struggle on lower than 48 hours’ discover after Soares dropped out with no clarification, was merely outclassed and outworked.
“I feel I [fought] a really clever struggle,” Solis added. “I hit him with out getting hit and I feel I gained each single spherical.”
Within the tenth and ultimate spherical, Aguilar went down on a push. Solis then stepped on the gasoline for the rest of the spherical, hurting him late with a left hook to the physique however was unable to safe the knockout victory.
“I might have appreciated to get the knockout; it didn’t come however I’m nonetheless pleased with my [performance] tonight.”
Main as much as the struggle, Solis promised to be a extra affected person fighter. He believes that he completed his goal.
“I nonetheless have a protracted technique to go,” he continued. “I used a unique method however I feel it got here out very properly.
“[The left jab] is one thing we’ve labored on because the final camp. I do know it’s the important thing punch. I feel I labored it very properly.”
Mauricio Pintor scored an eight-round unanimous determination victory over Kendo Castaneda, at welterweight, within the chief help bout.
Two judges scored the struggle 76-75, whereas the third had it 76-74, all in favor of Pintor (24-3-1, 14 KOs).
Castaneda (17-4, 8 KOs), who dropped his fourth straight bout, was deducted some extent in Spherical 2 for touchdown a shot on Pintor’s kidney within the clinch.
Pintor was reduce badly round his left eye from an unintended headbutt within the third body. He responded with a strong fourth spherical, backing up Castaneda to the ropes and connecting with a collection of crisp physique punches.
On the undercard, Luis Torres (11-0, 8 KOs) stopped Jose Paez (13-2-1, 10 KOs) inside 5 rounds to stay undefeated and 112-pound prospect Kevin Urrutia (2-0, 2 KOs) knocked Miguel Angel Vazquez out chilly (1-1) within the third spherical of a scheduled four-round contest.