MMAFrenzy’s live fight coverage continues with our recap of the UFC Fight Night 32 co-main event between TUF Brazil 1 finalists Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira and Daniel Sarafian. The two would settle the score from a bout that was supposed to take place last year, with Mutante being the victor.
Mutante Edges Sarafian
Cezar Mutante would effectively claim the undisputed TUF Brazil 1 title with his narrow split decision victory over Daniel Sarafian. While Sarafian would find success with some hard strikes throughout the fight, it was his lack of wrestling that was the biggest factor in tonight’s fight. Mutante’s power double was simply unstoppable for his fellow Brazilian. Mutante improves to 3-0 in the UFC and 7-2 overall with the victory tonight, while Sarafian is now 1-2 in the UFC with both losses being split decisions.
Rd. 1- Sarafian backs up Mutante early but Mutante keeps him at range with kicks. Sarafian clinches against the cage and Ferreira defends multiple trips and takedown attempts. Mario Yamasaki breaks up the clinch. Hard 1-2-1 combo by Sarafian. Mutante with a takedown attempt and Sarafian drops to the a guillotine but does it to the wrong side and Mutante is out. Fighters separate and Mutante uses a nice array of kicks to the head to score some hard but partially blocked shots. Sarafian swarms and Mutante returns fire well. Sarafian clips Mutante but Mutante tags him back. Both men with big strikes as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Sarafian but it’s close.
Rd. 2- Sarafian with legkicks early. Hard driving double by Mutante and he advances to halfguard briefly before Sarafian recovers guard. Sarafian looks to set up a guillotine but a stalemate forms and the crowd is restless. Sarafian somersaults to his feet. Big left connects for Sarafian and he lands it again. Mutante again lands a power double out of necessity. Mutante is threatening with an arm-triangle but he is stood up by Yamasaki. Both men are cut now. Sarafian with a single leg now but he doesn’t get it before the round ends. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Mutante.
Rd. 3- Hard right by Sarafian to start the action but Mutante lands some solid kicks before Sarafian clinches. Hard strikes by Sarafian on the exit but Mutante lands as well. Driving takedown by Mutante and he fends off the lockdown to lands some punches. Sarafian again tries a guillotine from guard and Mutante punches out. Crowd is really booing now. Mutante is punching but Yamasaki stands him up again. Mutante takes him right back down lands more strikes before taking Sarafian’s back. Sarafian stands with Mutante on his back punching him. Mutante tries a choke as the round ends but he’s never able to get under the chin. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Mutante (29-28).
Cezar Ferreira def. Daniel Sarafian via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-28)