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Poatan's former kickboxing rival wins by knockout in debut and challenges Chris Weidman at UFC Vegas 90

César Almeida, Brazilian representative on the preliminary card, put on a show and managed to knock out Dylan Budka in the second round

Cesar Almeida in victory at UFC Las Vegas 90 Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/ UFC News

Cesar Almeida in victory in the UFC Las Vegas 90 Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/ UFC News

The UFC Octagon witnessed this Saturday (6) the overwhelming debut of a Brazilian who was already known in the world of fights, but who is now seeking new horizons in the most prestigious organization in MMA. Cesar Almeida, former rival of Alex Poatán in kickboxing, he did not disappoint and treated the public with a brutal knockout in the second round over the North American Dylan Budka, on the UFC Vegas 90 preliminary card.

With the result, Cesinha, as he is known, remains undefeated in his MMA career. Now, there are five positive results and none negative.

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Budka, in turn, has an updated record of seven triumphs and three setbacks. He was also making his debut for Dana White's organization.

César Almeida debuts with devastating knockout in the UFC

From the beginning of the fight, the Brazilian was dominant, frustrating Budka's takedown attacks and responding with powerful strikes in his striking. In the second round, the strategy was repeated, but with an even more exciting outcome.

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Budka tried once again to take down Cesinha, but the Brazilian defended himself masterfully and, afterwards, unleashed a series of devastating elbows on the American's face. Unable to withstand the pressure, Budka succumbed to a technical knockout at 2 minutes and 13 seconds of the second round.

Cesinha's victory was a true show of strength and technique, consolidating his position as one of the UFC's most promising middleweight fighters. The Brazilian has already demonstrated that he has the potential to go far in the organization and then challenged Chris Weidman.

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“There’s a lot to do, but I feel like I’m ready. There's a guy I need to fight here: Weidman, I'm ready for you. Let's see if you can stop me on the ground. Let's go! Whenever you want”, declared Almeida in a post-event interview.

UFC Las Vegas 90 results

MAIN CARD 

Average weight (up to 83,9 kg): Brendan allen derrotou Chris Curtis in the judges' split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46)

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Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Damon Jackson derrotou Alexander Hernandez in the judges' split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Chepe Mariscal derrotou Morgan Carriere in the judges' split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Ignatius Bahamondes derrotou Christos Giagos by knockout (kick) at 3:34 of R1

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Charlie Campbell derrotou Trevor Peek in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD 

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): alex morono derrotou Court mcgee in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): Lukasz Brzeski derrotou Walter Walker in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Norm Dumont derrotou Germain de Randamie in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Victor Hugo derrotou Pedro Falcao in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Jean Matsumoto derrotou Dan Argueta via submission (guillotine) at 4min59s of R2

Average weight (up to 83,9 kg): Cesar Almeida derrotou Dylan Budka by technical knockout (elbows and punches) at 2min13s of R2

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Nora Cornolle derrotou Melissa Mulins by technical knockout (knee and kicks) at 3min06s of R2

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