Joanderson Bryant took just two minutes to beat Lucas Alexander. It was a flawless performance at the UFC Vegas 62 prelims.
In a battle of Brazilians it was Brito who came out aggressive from the start, as he stalked Alexander across the cage before creating a scramble that allowed him to take the back. Despite Alexander still standing on his feet, Brito was able to lock on a body triangle followed by a nasty rear-naked choke.
Once Brito secured his arms in position, Alexander had a grimace on his face as he fell to the floor while tapping out to the submission. The official end time came at just 2:02 in the opening round.
“I’m entertainment,” Brito said afterward. Brito said, “I’m why you guys stopped to watch this. It’s hard work all the way. Let’s go Dan Ige!
Before his callout, Brito immediately launched an attack on Alexander using a number of strikes to shorten the distance. He also set up the grappling match. Once Brito got inside, he forced Alexander to play defense while constantly threatening to take the back.
Despite his best efforts, Alexander just couldn’t shake Brito free, and that’s when the body triangle and the rear-naked choke came in rapid-fire succession. Brito had no intention of releasing that submission until Alexander was finished, which now serves as his second consecutive win in the UFC.
Brito clearly made a statement. Now he hopes to fight near home in UFC 283 when it returns to Brazil in January.