Aleksa Camur made his anticipated Octagon debut at UFC 246, and while it wasn’t another first-round finish, he got byJustin Ledet by unanimous decision.
Light heavyweight prospect Aleksa Camur made his Octagon debut Saturday night at UFC 246. The Contender Series winner, a teammate of heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic at Ohio’s Strong Style gym, was an undefeated highly touted prospect. Welcoming him to the fold at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was Justin Ledet.
Ledet, who was undefeated as a heavyweight in the UFC, had struggled since dropping to the 205lb division. He’d also been out of action nearly a year, his last fight coming on February 9, 2019 against Johnny Walker.
Aleksa Camur threw a wheel kick right out of the gate that Ledet avoided. Camur was consistently going high with kicks in the early going and Ledet was limiting the damage done. The story of the round was Camur constantly throwing high kicks, but Ledet was staying steady with his fundamentals.
Camur started the second round with a high kick that got through. He then threw a wheel kick followed by another spinning kick in the same motion. Then he rushed in and pushed Ledet against the cage briefly. Ledet responded with a two-punch combination. Camur was able to get the fight to the cage again and threw a combo around the guard of Ledet, who circled out after. Both men were landing heavy shots as Camur began slowing down. Camur went to the Muay Thai clinch against the cage and landed a combination. The output slowed down, but Camur was able to pin Ledet against the cage for an extended period of time.
Camur landed a big shot early, but then whiffed on a spinning wheel kick. Ledet ate a jab then connected with a combination. Ledet landed a big left that forced Camur to close in and clinch. The debuting fighter used the time to recover and began throwing leg kicks once they separated. They began adding up, and Camur had a burst of energy. He landed a combination then took the fight to the ground in the waning seconds of the fight.
Aleksa Camur def. Justin Ledet by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)