Alex da Silva
Leko

Brazil

Struggles with step up in competition
FeatherweightUFC
April 20, 2019
Da Silva lost Alexander Yakovlev via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:10 Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Saint Petersburg.
ANALYSIS
Da Silva had some success in the first round. He was getting the better of the striking exchanges. He tried to take the fight to the ground, but for the most part Yakovlev was able to defend and get back to his feet. In the second round, Da Silva got back into his groove striking. He then went for a takedown and ended up giving up the fight. He tried and tried for the takedown. From the sprawl position, Yakovlev locked in the guillotine choke and finished the fight. Da Silva lost for only the second time in his career and falls to 20-2 as a professional.
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Signs with UFC
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April 4, 2019
Da Silva signed with the UFC on Thursday and has been booked to take on Alexander Yakovlev at UFC St. Petersburg on April 20, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Da Silva will be replacing Teemu Packalen, who was originally scheduled to take on Yakovlev at the event. The 23-year-old has fought for several different promotions over the course of his young career and boasts an impressive 20-1 record as he heads into his UFC debut later this month. Impressively, Da Silva has won each of his 20 professional bouts by way of knockout (13) or submission (seven).