Ultimate Fighting Championship brings their unique brand of mixed martial arts action back to Brazil this evening with UFC on FUEL TV 10 at Paulo Sarasate Arena in Fortaleza, Ceara. UFC on FUEL TV 10 is headlined with a rematch between No. 3 ranked heavyweight Fabricio Werdum and No. 8 ranked Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Werdum and “Big Nog” first fought back in 2006 in Pride’s Openweight Grand Prix and Nogueira advanced in the tournament with the unanimous decision win (watch the fight video). Now Werdum will have the chance to show how much he has progressed as a complete MMA fighter as the two TUF Brazil 2 coaches battle it out in front of their countrymen.
UFC on FUEL TV 10 also features the finals of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil’s second season welterweight-tournament as Team Nogueira’s William Macario and Leonardo Santos compete for that ever-coveted six-figure UFC contract.
The live stream of UFC on FUEL TV 10’s Facebook prelims start at 4:45 p.m. ET/1:45 PT (5:45 p.m. BRT local time). The FUEL TV televised main card kicks off at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide live results and play-by-play commentary of all the action. While waiting for the fights to start be sure to check out our UFC on FUEL TV 10 staff picks and watch the weigh-ins. Also, stick around after the fights tonight for the post-fight press conference live stream.
UFC on FUEL TV 10 quick results:
MAIN CARD (FUEL TV, 8 p.m. ET)
- Fabricio Werdum def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by submission (armbar) Rd 2 (2:41)
- Leonardo Santos def. William Patolino by submission (Arm Triangle Choke) Rd 2 (4:43) – TUF Brazil 2 Final
- Thiago Silva def. Rafael Cavalcante by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (4:29)
- Erick Silva def. Jason High by submission (Armbar) Rd 1 (1:11)
- Daniel Sarafian def. Eddie Mendez by submission (Side Choke) Rd 1 (2:20)
- Rony “Jason” Bezerra def. Mike Wilkinson by technical submission (Triangle Choke) Rd 1 (1:24)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:45 p.m. ET)
- Raphael Assuncao def. Vaughan Lee by submission (armbar) Rd 2 (1:51)
- Felipe Arantes def. Godofredo “Pepey” Castro by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (3:32)
- Ildemara Alcantara def. Leandro Silva by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Rodrigo Damm def. Mizuto Hirota by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Caio Magalhaes def. Karlos Vemola by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 2 (2:49)
- Antonio Braga Neto def. Anthony Smith by submission (knee bar) Rd 1 (1:52)
UFC on FUEL TV 10 play-by-play:
Anthony Smith vs. Antonio Braga Neto
Round 1 – Right from Neto. Shoots, stuffed, knee to body from Smith. Nice left hook from Neto. Neto with a nice leg kick, shoots, gets the takedown, takes Smith’s back with one hook in. Neto has half guard, Smith tries to roll out but Neto catches him in a heel hook, switches to a knee bar and Smith taps out. Smith is injured it appears.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Antonio Braga Neto def. Anthony Smith by submission (knee bar) Rd 1 (1:52)
Caio Magalhaes vs. Karlos Vemola
Round 1 – Caio shoots right away. Stuffed, eats some punches. Caio grabs a front headlock, Vemola gets out but then Caio jumps into a standing guillotine. Vemola pops his head out and puts Caio on his back, inside full guard and unleashes a barrage of pain consisting of elbows and punches. Caio goes for an arm, Vemola postures up and pulls free. Vemola trying to finish with more and more hammerfists and punches. Caio suriving though and locking Vemola up, he makes his way to his feet. Jumps on a standing guillotine but Vemola slips out, now looking for the takedown against the cage. Caio dropping elbows and goes for another standing guillotine. Vemola slams him and eventually gets out. Lands a hammerfist or two before the bell. 10-9 Vemola.
Round 2 – Big right hand from Magalhaes. He pushes Vemola to the cage, knee to body. Vemola turns him around to the cage. Knee from Magalhaes, turns Vemola around, another knee, gets a trip takedown. From inside full guard Vemola lands some ground and pound, passes to half guard. Side mount, now Vemola gives up his back as Magalhaes goes for full mount, both hooks in, goes for a neck crank, lets go and softens him up with punches. Vemola escapes to his back then to one knee. Magalhaes stays on him with punches, forces him back to his back. Now Vemola gives up his back and Magalhaes taps him out with a choke.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Caio Magalhaes def. Karlos Vemola by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 2 (2:49)
Mizuto Hirota vs. Rodrigo Damm
Round 1 – Left from Hiroto. Left from Hiroto but Damm counters with a nice right, then a leg kick. Jab from Hiroto. Nice left hook stuns Damm. Damm shoots, stuffed, eats a knee to the body. Hirota eats a counter and goes down but it was more like a push than a knockdown. Damm locks up a body lock looking to keep him down but Hirota is back up and free. Left from Hirota. Body kick from Damm. Left jab to the body from Hirota, again. Right from Damm. Big uppercut from Hirota just misses, lands a right. Big leg kick from Damm, switch stances, inside leg kick. Nice right from Damm. Leg kick Hirota. Left to the body from Hirota. He catches a leg kick, fires back a leg kick of his own. Damm 10-9.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Damm. One two Hirota. Left jab Hirota. Left to body. Left hook Damm. Again. Counters with a one two. Big leg kick from Hirota. Huge leg kick from Damm. Hirota gives one back. Left from Damm snaps the head of Hirota sideways. Nice jab from Hirota, leg kick. Nice jab from Hirota. Nice leg kick Damm. They trade jabs. One two from Hirota, leg kick. Hirota blocks a heavy body kick. Nice left jab from Hirota. Damm shoots, stuffed. Left hook Hirota. Body jab. Jab Hirota. Leg kick. Jab, leg kick. Right from Hirota. 10-9 Hirota.
Round 3 – Right counter from Damm. Damm shoots, stuffed. Jab from Hirota. Leg kick Hirota. Right from Damm. Left to body, right to head combo from Hirota. Another combo from Hirota. Overhand right from Damm, leg kick inside, body kick. Left body right head combo from Hirota. Right to the body. Jab from Damm. Body lock from Hirota, Damm shrugs him off. Big leg kick from Damm. Body shot from Hirota. Nice left from Damm. Jab from Hirota. Jab from Hirota, right hand. Damm gets the takedown with a minute to go, tries to takes Hirota’s back, but he escapes back to his feet. Hirota pressing. Left right from Hirota, left hook. Leg kick from Damm. 10-9 for Damm as I see it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rodrigo Damm def. Mizuto Hirota by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
William Patolino Macario vs. Leonardo Santos – TUF Brazil 2 Final
Round 1 – Leg kick from Patolino, overhand right. Right hand. Left from Santos, clinch, body shot from Patolino. Patolino turns him around to the cage, Santos turns him around, looks for the trip. They separate and square up. One two three from Patolino, gets a body lock and takedown. Patolino inside full guard. Patolino stands up, looking to pass, lays inside half guard with a few strikes. Postures up with punches, lands a nice right. Santos explodes to his feet, Patolino presses him to the cage. They separate and square up. Big leg kick from Santos. Clinch, knee from Patolino. Santos looks for a judo throw but Patolino catches him in a banana split type position before the bell. 10-9 Patolino.
Round 2 – Patolino ducks a head kick. Leg kick. Stuffs a shot, knee to body. Left from Santos connects. Right hand, he shoots, stuffed. Clinch, knee from Santos. Patolino with his hands hanging, eating punches, he shoots, gets the takedown, drops and elbow.Santos gets to his feet. Patolino with a couple punches then uses the fence to gain top position as Santos took him down. Ref resets them after warning Patolino. Santos with a nice trip takedown, takes full mount quickly. Santos postures up with punches. Santos locks up an arm triangle, tightens it and Patolino taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Leonardo Santos def. William Patolino by submission (Arm Triangle Choke) Rd 2 (4:43)
Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Round 1 – Nog looking really focused and in great shape. Two leg kicks from Werdum, circles on the outside, goes for the Thai clinch, gets the takedown, looking for the armbar, it’s a mad scramble with Werdum on top. Werdum lands a couple hammerfists from half guard. Nog goes for a leg but eats some punches, he gets to his feet, but eats a knee on the way up. Leg kick Werdum. Nice jab from Werdum, leg kick. Nog puts him against the cage, body shots. Werdum turns him around, then backs out. Big leg kick. Werdum dodges a few punches, clinch, body shots from Nog. Clinch, Nog pushes him to the cage. Werdum turns him around, looking for the single. Nog defends. They square back up. Nice elbow from Nog. Clinch against the cage. Short punches from Werdum, he backs out.
Round 2 – Big leg kick from Werdum. Leg kick again. Nice jab from Werdum, leg kick. Double leg kicks, big right hand. Nog looks mad, chases him down with punches, clinch, body shots from Werdum as Nog puts him against the cage. Nog drops down for a guillotine but loses it, now on bottom as Werdum has him in a crucifix type position. Nog goes for a leg as Werdum scrambles to side mount. Takes Nog’s back, now goes for the armbar. The ref steps in as Big Nog taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Fabricio Werdum def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by submission (armbar) Rd 2 (2:41)