Rodrigo Nascimento showed that he has the superior grappling as he won a split-decision win over Tanner Boser at UFC Vegas 60.
Nothing came easy for the Brazilian but he was able to impose his will on Boser with multiple takedowns while also racking up a ton of control time before earning the victory. Two judges gave Nascimento the nod with 30-27 and 29-28 scores with one judge giving Boser the fight with a 29-28 score of his own.
Although it was enough to give Nascimento the win, he is now back in the win column since 2020..
” This guy’s so hard,” Nascimento stated about Boser. He deserves our respect. It’s so great to see you again. He is so quick. He’s so fast. I am here to prove it. I’m always here for work.”
With Boser putting fire in his punches and Nascimento looking to counter his striking style by taking an early takedown, bringing the fight down to the mat. Nascimento was peppering away ground and pound but Boser was doing a good job playing defense to avoid taking any real damage.
Boser managed to get up and walk again, as heavyweights began to sling heavy leather on his feet. As the exchanges continued, Boser cracked Nascimento with a huge left hook that rattled the Brazilian.
Boser continued with a stinging combination, but Nascimento managed to stay calm enough to dodge the huge bombs from his opponent. From there, Nascimento decided to turn to his grappling again to slow down Boser and it nearly led to a rear-naked choke submission.
It appeared that Nascimento was in control, but Boser managed to escape. He still won the second round on his own after nearly finishing minutes before.
With the fight likely even through 10 minutes, Nascimento decided that his wrestling would be the best possible path to victory, which led to another takedown to start the third round. Although Nascimento was not doing the most on top, Boser was playing defense. That’s what likely influenced their scores.
Nascimento improved his record to 2-1 with one no contest in the UFC with the victory while Boser falls to 1-3 in his last four outings.