By: King Eddie
In his third UFC outing, Hawaii's Russell Doane will be facing his toughest challenge to date in the 7th ranked, Iuri Alcantara. Though many believe that the former title challenger may have a leg up on Doane, we can all rest comfortably knowing that Russell is a fighter who pulls out all the stops. This bout is less like an obstacle for Doane, and more of an opportunity.
In his last two UFC bouts, Russ has been stellar. His UFC opener earned him a performance bonus due to choking a Jiu-Jitsu world champion unconscious. In his second scrap, Russ found himself against a much bigger, and much hungrier opponent. But with slick wrestling, a solid chin, and some fancy striking, Doane walked away with yet another W. In tonight's UFC Fightpass bout, we should expect nothing less than the same. Russell is known for grit, and he will show it. He will punch, kick, knee, elbow, bend, twist, stretch, choke, and grind his way to a victory tonight. Even as the underdog in his opponent's back yard, Russ will not be stopped on his ascent to the title.
As for Iuri Alcantara, we've all seen how dangerous he is. But we've also seen that he is human and can be beaten. Not only was he manhandled by Urijah Faber, but he also lost a decision to Hacran Dias. Though neither of those fighters are to be sneezed at, Russell Doane is every bit the caliber of the men that have defeated Alcantara and he can prove it tonight.
Tune in to UFC Fight Pass today at 11:45am Hawaii time or the start of the card. Russell Doane will be fighting in the second fight of the MAIN CARD. So tune in and support our local boy!