Tim Elliott Out-Grapples Victor Altamirano to Get Decisive Decision Win – UFC Vegas 74 Results (Highlights)

Elliott utilized a grappling-heavy game plan to negate the offensive danger of ‘El Magnifico’ and came out on top by unanimous decision

Tim Elliott, UFC Vegas 74
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After facing a setback in his personal life, Tim Elliott returned to action against Victor Altamirano at UFC Vegas 74.

UFC Vegas 74: Tim Elliott vs Victor Altamirano

Round 1

Elliott eats a kick to the body and blocks one to the head. He catches a kick and takes Altamirano down. Altamirano keeping Elliott away with his knees. Elliott gets half-guard and works his way up. Altamirano keeps the other knee tucked in and gets Elliott in full guard before both get up. Elliott catches a kick and takes him down. Elliott laying ground and pound while Altamirano looking for an arm bar. He gets full guard. Altamirano gets his left foot on Elliott’s waist and in full guard again. Elliott lands light strikes from top. Altamirano setting up a triangle but didn’t get it. He keeps threatening with submission setups. Elliott gets closer. Altamirano misses another sub attempt. Elliott pushes his weight onto Altamirano’s head with his shoulder squeeze. Elbows from Elliott. Big shots from Elliott to end the round.

Round 2

Elliott circles around. Altamirano with a big left hand. Elliott gets a takedown and takes top position against Altamirano, who has his back against the cage. He picked up right where he left off, racking up control time and landing light strikes. They get back up. Altamirano lands a nice head kick. They get down on the ground with Altamirano taking top position. He looks for Elliott’s back and does well to retain top position. Elliott gets up. Altamirano shoots a single leg and Elliott pops back to his feet instantly. Big swinging left hand from Elliott. Right hand from Altamirano. Altamirano slips a punch and Elliott takes him to the ground. He turns to the side with Elliott moving towards top position. Elliott gets it. They trade strikes on the ground.

Round 3

Altamirano opens with low kick. Elliott walks forward with his knee in the air. He circles around. Nice left hand from Elliott and Altamirano fires back with a sharp right hand. Elliott shoots and takes him down. Similar to the previous rounds, Elliott on top. Elliott lands punches and elbows. Altamirano moves back trying to sit up before threatening submission again. Didn’t work. Elliott gets back in dominant position. They get back up. Jab from Elliott and he eats a head kick. Nice left hand from Altamirano. 1-2 from Altamirano with a leg kick. Elliott takes him down. Elliott ends the round with some ground and pound.

Official Result: Tim Elliott defeats Victor Altamirano by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

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Published on June 3, 2023 at 10:33 pm
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