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Complete Coverage Of UFC Fight Night 67: Condit Vs. Alves

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Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 67.

Tonight’s card comes to us from the Goiania Arena in Brazil, with bouts airing on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1.

In the main event, former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit fights for the first time since March 2014, returning from a knee injury to take on Thiago Alves.

Top-10 featherweights Nik Lentz and Charles Oliveira rematch from a bout that ended in a no-contest after the athletic commission ruled Oliveira had landed an illegal knee.

Other FS1 main card bouts include KJ Noons vs. Alex Oliveira, Francimar Barroso vs. Ryan Jimmo, Norman Parke vs. Francisco Trinaldo and Wendell Oliveira vs. Darren Till.

PRELIMINARY CARD

Luiz Dutra vs. Tom Breese

We kickoff the action with a welterweight affair between Brazil’s own Luiz Dutra (11-3) and the unbeaten Tom Breese (7-0). Dutra is looking for his first UFC victory and is a veteran of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, while Breese has finished all seven of his opponents.

Round 1: A very intense scowl from the face of Dutra, but it is Breese who gains control of the center. He’s the longer, taller fighter in this one is the Englishman. Breese catches a kick and gains the clinch, landing knees to the body. Dutra overpowers him and unloads with quick elbows to the face, spinning Breese against the cage. Breese tees off, but that allows Dutra to work for a takedown. He gives that up and they remain clinched. Nice shots getting through for Breese. Dutra shows his power, landing with a big right, but Breese gains the clinch, scores with a quick trip that he’s unable to finish, but sweeps the leg out. As the 10-second bell sounds, Breese drops him and pounces. Several big-time shots follow on the ground, Dutra covers, curls up and the ref calls a stop to this one with just seconds left.

Tom Breese def. Luiz Dutra via TKO (strikes) at 4:58 of Round 1

Juliana Lima vs. Ericka Almeida

We’ll complete the Fight Pass prelims with a female bantamweight battle featuring Juliana Lima (7-2) and the debuting Ericka Almeida (7-0).

Round 1: Almeida with a straight right that connects and she goes for a takedown, but Lima rolls through and winds up on top. She’s got her legs wrapped very nicely around the neck and is trying to tie Almeida up. Lima with top control and is punishing the body with vicious shots. Even without posturing up and losing position, Lima is landing powerful shot. Almeida grabs an arm and rolls, but she loses it and has herself caught in a possible heel-hook. Lima instead uses it to re-gain top position.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lima

Round 2: Almeida tries to engage early, but Lima scores with a takedown and we are back to where we spent much of the first. Lima is staying inside the guard and working quick and fast, peppering her with shots to the body and connecting now with elbows. Lots of offense for Lima, but nothing that will end this fight, as Almeida is doing a nice job of defending and looking for submissions. Approaching four minutes this round alone in ground control of Lima, and she decides to posture up and hammer her with rights. The ref decides to stand them up after a few seconds of non-action, but it’s to the benefit of Lima, who grabs the clinch and throws nice knees.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lima

Round 3: Almeida and Lima doing a nice job of countering each other. Almeida needs to score a finish and she’s going for it, throwing power shot after power shot. Nice front-kick connects from the underdog. She’s stalking Lima down and lands two straight rights that appear to have hurt her. Lima is backing up, not looking to engage. All-or-nothing approach for Almeida forces Lima to shoot for a takedown. She struggles, but gets it with just over a minute left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Almeida

Juliana Lima def. Ericka Almeida via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)

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