Damir Hadzovic (11-4) found himself on his back for most of his bout with Alan Patrick (15-1) at UFC Belem. In the end it was a unanimous decision for the Brazilian in his home country.
Hadzovic stunned Patrick early and looked to land a knee, which the Brazilian used to take Damir to the ground. A move that we saw again and again. The “Boznian Bomber” did show he had the skills to avoid a submission from the black belt, but had control getting away the Patrick that was happy just controlling the bout.
After a take-down early, Patrick took back and threatened with a rear-naked choke. The Brazilian stayed in dominant position and used a body lock control the round.
Damir was is again countered with a take-down after trying to land a knee in the third round, where he was again controlled until the final bell.
The scorecards read 30-25, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of Patrick that has now won three straight bouts in the Octagon. Damir now has a one win and two fight losses in the UFC, with his win in his previous outing over over Marcin Held (22-7) in Stockholm.