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ALEX DA SILVA COELHO

AGE

23

RECORD

20-2-0

REACH

73”

HEIGHT

5”10"

WEIGHT

155 LBS

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

ASTRA FIGHT TEAM

HOMETOWN

ICARA, SANTA CATARINA, BRAZIL

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 149 – VS ALEXANDER YAKOVLEV

RESULT – LOST VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (GUILLOTINE CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Yakovlev is in the southpaw stance. Coelho comes out in the orthodox stance. He opens the fight with a kick to the body. Both fighters are light on their feet and throwing faints. Nice kick to the body lands for Yakovlev. Silva returns the kick and starts putting pressure on Yakovlev. Coelho moves in with the right hand and Yakovlev initiates the clinch against the fence. 1st min in, Yakovlev has an under hook. He is trying to take both under hooks. Coelho is defending well. Coelho separates and they are back in the center. A nice step in left hand lands for Yakovlev. Coelho closes the distance with the punches. Yakovlev level changes and partially gets the takedown. Coelho scrambles and takes the body lock. Coelho slams Yakovlev down to the mat! Great move by Coleho! He is working to secure the position. He is in the side control position. Halfway in, Coelho is looking to isolate the arm! Yakovlev turns to the right and gives his back! Yakovlev scrambles and manages to reverse the position! What a move by Yakovlev! He is holding on a single leg. Coelho sees the open space and explodes back to his feet. They are back in the clinch against the fence. Coelho is holding on a single leg and working for a takedown. 1 min to go, both fighters are using a lot of energy early in the fight. Yakovlev starts opening up with the elbows! He reverses the clinch position. Yakovlev lands a couple of nice knees. Coelho explodes and reverses the position. 10-9 Coelho

Rd 2 – Coelho takes the center. Yakovlev fires a kick to the body but losses his balance. Coelho immediately follows him to the mat and takes the guard position. Coelho has a hard time creating some space for the punches. Yakovlev scrambles from the bottom but Coelho steps in into the full mount! 1st min in, Yakovlev is defending well on the bottom! He rolls to his right and Coelho shoots for the D’arce choke! Yakovlev is calm as he defends the choke and stands up. He goes for a double leg takedown against the fence. He picks Coelho up in the air and slams him down to the mat! Yakovlev fails to secure the position and Coleho gets up and shoots for a double leg takedown. Yakovlev lands a couple of punches. Coelho is committed to a takedown. He switches to a single leg. Big elbows are landing for Yakovlev! Coelho is looking tired. Halfway in, Yakovlev is displaying great grappling skills. He is controlling the neck of Coelho. He shoots for the guillotine choke!!! It looks tight!!! Coelho taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2018 SBC 19 – VS SLAVOLJUBIC MITIC

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD TKO (DOCTOR STOPPAGE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Coelho quickly takes the center and starts pressuring forward. He opens the fight with a couple of hard kicks to the body! Mitic responds with a hard leg kick. Coelho is the aggressor. He fires a nasty kick to the body and follows with more punches! Big knee to the body lands for Coelho! He clinches against the fence. Mitic has a hard time separating. Coelho starts landing hard elbows!!! Big elbow drops Mitic down!!! Coelho smells the finish and starts unloading with the punches!!! Mitic is trying to defend on the bottom. Coelho slows down and takes the side control position. Mitic has a big cut on the right side of his head. The referee stops the fight. The doctor comes in to check the cut. Mitic is not clear to continue!

WATCH FIGHT

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RECORD BREAKDOWN

22 MATCHES 20 WINS 2 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 13 0
SUBMISSION 7 1
DECISION 0 1
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Coelho is a talented and aggressive standup fighter with good kickboxing skills.
  • He is a fast starter and he is looking for a finish from the beginning of the fight.
  • During the standup, he mostly relies on his powerful kicks.
  • He is doing a good job of following his kicks with the punches as seen against Mitic.
  • Against Yakovlev, Coelho has shown good wrestling offense.
  • Also, his defense is good but not as the offense.
  • He likes to putt strong pressure on his opponents. He is always pressing forward and exploding with power as seen against Mitic and Yakovlev.
  • His good footwork allows him to close the distance very fast as seen against Yakovlev and Mitic.
  • Coelho has a tendency to push for a finish after throwing powerful kicks as seen against Mitic.
  • Coelho has good scrambles on the mat. However, he got caught against Yakovlev into submission.