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“UFC On Fuel TV: Munoz Vs. Weidman” Results

Welcome to’s live coverage of UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman. Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main card will air live on FUEL TV while the preliminary card will be streamed on Facebook.

Now, on to the action! We’ll have live round-by round coverage of all preliminary and main card bouts updated every few minutes. Remember to keep refreshing this page for the most up to date results.


Raphael Assuncao vs. Issei Tamura

We kick off action in the bantamweight division, as Raphael Assuncao (16-4) collides with Issei Tamura (7-2). The referee in charge will be Jason McCoy.

Round 1: Assuncao and Tamura square right off and Assuncao lands a stiff kick to the lead leg. Tamura seems hesitant right now, but fires off a quick right that connects. Tamura looking to counter and knock Assuncao out, as Assuncao throws a head-kick that just misses. Assuncao fires in and Tamura ducks and lands a glancing blow. Inside leg kick lands by Assuncao, as does an outside kick and another. Assuncao continues to work the leg, missing on a Superman punch attempt and failing to get a takedown on Tamura. Assuncao with a nice counter right to the body, followed by a spinning front-kick that sends Tamura flying back. Tamura shoots, but Assuncao grabs a choke and takes the back of Tamura for a brief second before Assuncao decides to land some knees to the body. Tamura gets out and the fighters stand back up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Assuncao

Round 2: Assuncao goes right back to kicking Tamura’s lead leg out, as Tamura still not checking. Tamura comes flying in, but Assuncao lands a big strike and follows up as Tamura’s unable to defend himself. Assuncao continues to pound away and the referee steps in, calling a stop to the action. Assuncao landed almost 20 uncontested punches.

Raphael Assuncao def. Issei Tamura via TKO (strikes) at :25 of round two

Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Dan Stittgen

The UFC debut of welterweight Marcelo Guimaraes (7-0-1) is next, as he takes on Dan Stittgen (7-2). The third man inside the Octagon will be Josh Rosenthal.

Round 1: The two exchange kicks to start, trying to find the right distance to attack from. Guimaraes shoots in, pushing Stittgen up against the cage. Guimaraes now working a single as Stittgen throws lefts to the face, but Guimaraes gets the takedown for a quick second before Stittgen stands back up. Stittgen reverses into a takedown of his own, as Guimaraes quickly fights back and applies more pressure to Stittgen. Guimaraes trying very hard for a takedown, as Stittgen is showing excellent takedown defense. Guimaraes still working for the takedown, though he is doing little to no damage on Stittgen.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Guimaraes

Round 2: Stittgen lands a big kick that drops Guimaraes, and Stittgen quickly goes on the attack but Guimaraes is able to get back up. The fight returns to where we spent the majority of the first round, with Guimaraes holding Stittgen up against the cage looking for a takedown. Stittgen with some big strikes, countering and getting a few more strikes in on Stittgen. Big kick lands by Stittgen, who is looking for a knockout blow. Guimaraes trying for another takedown, as Stittgen attempts to lock in a kimura with under a minute to go. Stittgen releases the kimura attempt to fight off the takedown attempt. The ref steps in and brings them back to the center.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Stittgen

Round 3: Guimaraes seems exhaust as we enter the final round, taking several big, deep breathes in his corner. Guimaraes blocks a couple of kicks, but Stittgen connects with a jab. Guimaraes comes firing off with several lefts and rights, but doesn’t connect. Guimaraes with a pair of outside leg kicks, as he does a fine job of blocking Stittgen’s attempts. Inside leg kick followed by a jab from Guimaraes, and Stittgen tells him to bring it. Stittgen throwing a lot of leg kicks that are not connecting right now. Stittgen with a left that seemed to daze Guimaraes for a brief second. Wild right misses by Guimaraes, as he goes back to working the body with kicks. Guimaraes goes in for a takedown, and ends up with Stittgen up against the fence yet again. Guimaraes letting out several loud yells as he lands punches to the body. More loud grunts and screams by Guimaraes as he fires off elbows and knees and the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Guimaraes

Marcelo Guimaraes def. Dan Stittgen via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Rafael Natal vs. Andrew Craig

Middleweights Rafael Natal (14-3-1) and Andrew Craig (7-0) are up next, with Marcos Rosales handling the referee duties.

Round 1: Both men go right after it to start, not wasting any time. Natal getting wild, as Craig seems more poised and is precise with his strikes. Natal has cut Craig around the eye, with some blood starting to pour. Natal lands a big kick that buckles Craig for a second. Natal taunting Craig to come forward now, and Craig obliges with a big spinning kick and some fists inside the clinch. Kick to the body by Natal lands, and he continues to taunt Craig into coming in. Natal fires in with a big right and fires off a spinning backfist that misses. Inside leg kick by Craig as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Natal

Round 2: Craig with a big left as Natal fies in with a right that leads to more punishment from Natal. Craig finally falls, but Natal lets him up to deliver more punishment, landing big lefts and righs. Craig again fights and takes control of the body after eating a lot of strikes. Natal reverses things and takes Craig down, pushing him to his back and forcing some big punches to the face. Natal on top, in control, looking to take full mount but Craig has his back to the cage. Craig’s face has been punished, but he keeps fighting as Natal tries to lock in a guillotine. Craig reverses and starts to hammer Natal with some rights. Craig rolls out of a knee-bar submission and the two stand back up. Craig misses with a big head kick as Natal looks ready to pick him apart again. Kick to lead leg of Craig by Natal buckles him once more. Craig hits a kick to the head that drops Natal and he follows up with just a few kicks as Natal is out cold. The ref steps in and this one is over, as Craig lands a perfectly-executed kick to the jaw of Natal while likely trailing on the scorecards. There was just eight seconds left in the round when Craig scored the kick.

Andrew Craig def. Rafael Natal via KO (head kick) at 4:52 of round two

Chris Cariaso vs. Josh Ferguson

A flyweight matchup is next, as Chris Cariaso (13-3) takes on TUF alum Josh Ferguson (8-4). Taking charge of the Octagon will be referee Jason McCoy.

Round 1: Ferguson comes right after Cariaso, throwing rights and attempting a takedown that Cariaso avoids. Instead, Cariaso turns things and gets a takedown for a brief second. Ferguson misses with a right, but lands a second square on the face of Cariaso. Ferguson eats a left by Cariaso that buckles him, and Cariaso gets a strong position in half-guard on top of Ferguson. Cariaso lets Ferguson up, as he has been in control of the striking game so far. Ferguson eats another solid strike, and goes for a double-leg takedown that Cariaso is unable to keep from going to the ground on. Ferguson grabs the head of Cariaso, but isn’t able to get a guillotine in. Cariaso lands and left on his way to reversing control. Ferguson lands a spinning kick, but it does no damage to Cariaso.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cariaso

Round 2: Ferguson fires in with a right that connects, but Cariaso comes right back to take control of the Octagon. Cariaso with a nice combo, as a cut has now started to cause blood to pour from the face of Ferguson. Cariaso landing his cross with ease right now, but Ferugson gets the takedown. However, it’s Cariaso who counters and lands some strikes before standing back up. Cariaso with a left, as the striking has been all Cariaso so far. Ferguson with another takedown attempt, but Cariaso gets out with ease. Cariaso moving around the Octagon with ease, a Ferguson finally gets inside and starts landing a few strikes. Cariaso now in control, holding Ferguson up against the cage and landing knees. Foot sweep into a bodylock has Cariaso on top of Ferguson, who is now unloading elbows to the face.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cariaso

Round 3: Cariaso looking fresh after two rounds of continuous action, but Ferguson gets the first strike and shoots for a leg. Cariaso counters nd is now in control on the mat. Ferguson gets up and out, lands a kick and goes for a takedown again. Cariaso, however, spins control around and uses the foot sweep to take Ferguson to the mat yet again. Cariaso looking for a choke after softening Ferguson up with punches. Cariaso too powerful, but Ferguson able to work his way to his feet, and avoid the foot sweep this time. Cariaso unable to take the back, as Ferguson does take the back and is looking to lock in a rear-naked choke wth both hooks in. Cariaso grabs the wrist with Ferguson still on his back. Ferguson still looking for the choke but Cariaso keeping Ferguson from getting it locked in and survives.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cariaso

Chris Cariaso def. Josh Ferguson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Damacio Page vs. Alex Caceres

Our prelim card main event features bantamweights Damacio Page (15-7) and Alex Caceres (6-5). The referee will be Josh Rosenthal.

Round 1: Page comes right after Caceres and lands a kick to the head. Caceres with his own head kick that is a glancing blow, as Page gets a takedown and starts landing big blows to Caceres. Page comes flying in, and Caceres just misses grabbing a possible arm lock. Page folds him up and Caceres tries to avoid damage but is unable to, as Page lands a shot to the body followed by one to the head. Page steps inside and fires down another big blow. Caceres tries to lock in a triangle, but Page powers out. Page is leaving himself open for several submission attempts, but so far has been powerful enough to get out of them. Caceres with a triangle, rolls over to the top position and into an armbar, but Page powers out and is back in control. Great submission defense by Page there to avoid both moves.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Page

Round 2: Caceres with a kick to start the round, and lands a flying knee that Page eats and scores a powerful takedown through. Caceres locks in another triangle and that’s it, as “Bruce Leeroy” scores a submission victory thanks to the triangle choke.

Alex Caceres def. Damacio Page via submission (triangle choke) at 1:27 of round two


Rafael dos Anjos vs. Anthony Njokuani

Our first FUEL TV fight takes place in the lightweight division, as Rafael dos Anjos (16-6) meets Anthony Njokuani (15-6). The referee will be Marcos Rosales.

Round 1: Dos Anjos bouncing around, but Njokuani lands the first leg kick. Njokuani with a combo of kicks, but dos Anjos lands a big left that drops Njokuani. Dos Anjos goes on the attack, but is unable to do a lot of damage. Dos Anjos picks Njokuani up and slams him back down to the mat hard. Njokuani attempting to power out, an does, as the two separate. Dos Anjos with a big uppercut that makes solid contact. Njokuani totally over the early onslaught now, bouncing and moving well, mixing his strikes and levels. Dos Anjos with a leg kick and follows with a strike that lands. Big hook misses by Njokuani, as dos Anjos continues to stalk and push the pace. Dos Anjos powers in for a takedown, pushing Njokuani up against the cage. Dos Anjos with a few knees to the body and the two separate.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for dos Anjos

Round 2: Strong kicks to the legs of Njokuani by dos Anjos. A brief flurry by dos Anjos that does little damage, but the fighter has landed 20 leg kicks so far. Dos Anjos putting pressure on Njokuani and gets a takedown via the double-leg against the fence. Njokuani stands back up, but dos Anjos remains in control with a body lock. Dos Anjos slams Njokuani to the mat and moves into side control. Njokuani avoids any serious damage and gets back to his feet, but dos Anjos still has a hold of him. Njokuani doing all he can to get away, but dos Anjos grabs him and slams him hard again to the canvas, resulting in another takedown. Dos Anjos attempting a guillotine, but moves into mount as the round expires.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for dos Anjos

Round 3: Njokuani comes out with several kicks to start the round, moving better and taking control of the Octagon. Front-kick by Njokuani as dos Anjos misses with an uppercut. Njokuani hits another kick, but eats a stiff jab this time and now dos Anjos appears to be in control. Uppercut from Njokuani connects. Some intenen head movement by dos Anjos, as he grabs a flying knee attempt from Njokuani and pushes him against the cage. Dos Anjos trying to work a single-leg, which he uses to lift Njokuani but is unable to power him down this time. Dos Anjos uses a double-leg and it works, slamming Njokuani to the ground for his sixth successful takedown on 16 attempts. Njokuani eats a short elbow by dos Anjos, who has had trouble keeping Njokuani on the mat. More elbows to the head by dos Anjos as the round begins to wind down.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos def. Anthony Njokuani via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Vaughan Lee

Our second fight of the night features former Ultimate Fighter competitor T.J. Dillashaw (6-1) against Vaughan Lee (12-7-1) in a bantamweight affair. Dillashaw reached the finals of TUF, falling to John Dodson. The referee will be JasonMcCoy.

Round 1: Feeling out process to start, with Dillashaw coming in first with a left-right combo. Big right hook thrown by Dillashaw that misses, as Lee fires back and connects, landing jabs and knees. Big kick attempt missed by Dillashaw as he falls to the canvas. Left jab by Dillashaw connects toLee, and Dillashaw grabs a hold of Lee and gets the takedown. Lee tries to get back to his feet, and does, but Dillashaw grabs hold of him again and tosses him to the ground. Dillashaw attempts to get the hooks in and is looking to secure a rear-naked choke while Lee is holding him up on his feet. Dillashaw starts to secure the choke, and as Lee falls to the ground he taps out. The Team Alpha Male fighter secures another victory, this one via rear-naked choke.

T.J. Dillashaw def. Vaughan Lee via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:33 of round one

Karlos Vemola vs. Francis Carmont

Middleweights Karlos Vemola (10-2) and Francis Carmont (18-7) are up next, as both men look to make an impact. The referee will be Josh Rosenthal. UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is in Carmont’s corner.

Round 1: Carmont with a three-inch advantage, but Vemola fires in and goes for a takedown. Carmont reverses it, but so does Vemola who gets the takedown and into side mount, negating the height advantage. Vemola lands a series of strikes, as Carmont uses the butterfly guard to get to his feet. Vemola grabs the guillotine and cranks, as Carmont is using a counter of grabbing Vemola’s legs and lifting him. Vemola takes it to the mat, remaining ahold of the choke. Carmont offers a thumbs-up to his corner to let them know he is fine, and he pulls his head out, winding up on top of Vemola. Carmont holding Vemola down, and looking for a submission. Carmont bending Vemola’s arm back above his head, but Vemola gets out of it, though he remains mounted by Carmont. Vemola gets to his feet but gives up his neck for a brief second. Carmont shoots in, Vemola grabs his neck and goes to the mat, working a guillotine choke in right in the center of the Octagon. Under 30 seconds left in this action-packd round, and Carmont pulls his head out and is safe. Carmont finishes the round on top, landing a couple of strikes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Carmont

Round 2: Carmont gets a kick to the jaw of Vemola to start, but Vemola ignores the pain and goes right at Carmont, attempting to get a takedown. Nice transition, and Vemola winds up on top, hitting a few quick strikes before Carmont can get to his feet. Carmont locks in a crucifix and gets a choke in, which Vemola taps to. Vemola appeared to tap, pulled his hand away, but tapped again quickly before going out.

Francis Carmont def. Karlos Vemola via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:39 of round two

Aaron Simpson vs. Kenny Robertson

Aaron Simpson (11-3) makes his welterweight debut against a returning Kenny Robertson (11-1). Simpson was originally set to meet Jon Fitch, but an injury knocked Fitch out. The referee will be Marcos Rosales.

Round 1: Robertson with a head kick right off the bat, but Simpson gets close and fires off a right. Another head kick by Robertson, who goes to the clinch and lands some knees to the body. Robertson working hard to keep Simpson against the fence, and Simpson reverses things. Back to the center, with Simpson firing off several quick strikes. Knee to the body and that exposes a cut on the head of Robertson. Hip toss by Simpson, but Robertson quickly gets back to his feet only to get thrown down by Simpson. Robertson, however, fires up and lands a big hook that pushes Simpson back a few steps and now Simpson is bleeding from the face. Knees to the body by Robertson, as Simpson fires off his own knees. Robertson lands a knee to the clinch, and Simpson gets some space and lands a big combo. Simpson takes the back, throws knees to the legs of Robertson and gets the takedown with less than a minute to go in the round. Big punch to the face by Simpson, as Robertson fires back an elbow. Simpson takes him back to the mat and works a choke, but Robertson powers out and hits a powerful right as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Simpson

Round 2: Robertson fights off a series of takedown attempts, but Simpson keeps his arms around the waist and lands some knees to the thigh region. Big lift by Simpson results in him taking the neck, rolling and getting control of the neck again. Simpson powers his way on top of Robertson and “A-Train” takes the back, landing big blows to the face of Robertson. Simpson remains in control, using his strength to control Robertson, who has little defense for this style of attack by Simpson. Awkward situation, as Simpson winds up almost sitting on the head of Robertson, but is able to move to back contrl and attempts to get his hooks in. More big strikes to the head of Robertson courtesy of Simpson as we approach 30 seconds left in the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Simpson

Round 3: Simpson changing levels with his strikes, looking to pick Robertson apart now. Simpson controls the head as Robertson attempts a takedown, and fires off an uppercut to the chin. Takedown by Simpson, who proceeds to land several shots to the head of Robertson while attempting to work an arm submission. Robertson avoids the submission, but Simpson takes the back again and lifts Robertson up to only slam him right back down powerfully and move into some ground-and-pound. Simpson stands and begins delivering huge bombs to the face of Robertson with just over a minute to go, looking for the finish now. Robertson has a hold of Simpson’s arm, but that only allows more punishment from the “A-Train” as the round comes to a close.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Simpson

Aaron Simpson def. Kenny Robertson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

James Te Huna vs. Joey Beltran

A returning Joey Beltran (14-7) competes at light heavyweight against James Te Huna (14-5) in our co-main event of the evening. The third man inside the Octagon will be Jason McCoy.

Round 1: Beltran right after Te Huna, who answers right back as both men are looking for a knockout. Te Huna a quick right that connects after a nice body shot. Big uppercut misses, but Te Huna pushes Beltran against the cage and starts hitting him with lefts and rights. Beltran answers and they return to the center of the cage. Te Huna working the lead leg of Beltran with kicks, and follows with a stiff right. Overhand right misses by Te Huna, who comes back with a big left hook. Te Huna picking Beltran apart right now, but Beltran answers with a kick to the body. Right followed by a series of lefts and rights connect by Te Huna, but Beltran still standing. Te Huna another right that Beltran can’t block. Te Huna unloading again on the cage, landing a solid 1-2 that has Beltran rocked. Beltran keeps throwing punches to stay alive, even hitting a knee inside the clinch before tying Te Huna up against the fence. With over a minute left, Te Huna has connected on 45 significant strikes to Beltran. On a side note, Te Huna looks like a smaller Antonio Silva:) Beltran with a solid combo, but eats a huge left and right, with the right knocking Beltran down to the ground. Te Huna jumps on top of him, punishing Beltran’s face with 20 seconds left. Beltran trying to survive, gets back to his feet and eats more punches but the round ends as Te Huna lands about a dozen unanswered strikes.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Te Huna

Round 2: If Beltran takes the same punishment this round as the first, he can’t possibly survive. Te Huna moving a little slower after landing the most significant strikes in the division in a round on Beltran with 71. “The Mexicutioner” fires off a head kick to try and keep Te Huna at bay, but Te Huna just keeps coming forward. Te Huna gets in close and lands a 1-2 to the chin of Beltran. Te Huna eats a straight jab and Beltran goes for a takedown but Te Huna winds up on top and in a strong position. The ref stands both fighters up and Te Huna begins teeing off again with lefts and rights. Inside leg kick by Beltran as he tries to stick and move against Te Huna now. Body shot by Te Huna with just over a minute to go in the round. Not much action over the final minute until Beltran lands a strike that floors Te Huna as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Te Huna

Round 3: Te Huna hits three consecutive rights, but Beltran still standing. Could we be looking at Todd Duffee-Mike Russow 2? Beltran attempting to get a takedown on Te Huna, lifting a leg and landing elbows. Te Huna fires back with a takedown attempt and the two square off. Right by Te Huna and Beltran misses a big combo. Te Huna shoots in and gets on top of Beltran, moving to get control as it appears Beltran is bleeding from his mouth. Beltran gets up but eats a head and body shot for his efforts. Te Huna with a scoop takedown as Kenny Florian calls Beltran “The Terminator” for his ability to walk through Te Huna’s strikes. Te Huna is at 117 significant strikes with just under two minutes to go, powering Beltran into the cage. Beltran times a perfect takedown off a kick, trying to work to the mount but Te Huna gets to his knees. Under 50 seconds to go and Beltran needs a finish to secure the victory. Elbow by Beltran connects but not enough behind it. The two finish off the fight trading blows after almost 15 minutes of intense and heavy-handed action.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Te Huna

James Te Huna def. Joey Beltran via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman

It’s time for the main event, as middleweights Mark Munoz (12-2) and Chris Weidman (8-0) do battle inside the Octagon. Both men feel ready to challenge UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, which should make this an nteresting contest between the former college wrestling standouts. Munoz enjoying his walk to the Octagon, smiling, dancing and shaking hands on his way down the aisle. He looks very relaxed and ready to go.

The referee in charge will be Josh Rosenthal.

Round 1: Plenty of pre-fight respect for these former wrestlers, not quite the same as Silva-Sonnen II from this past weekend. Weidman with a kick that glances off the face and proceeds to shoot in, scoring the takedown. Weidman in control on the mat less than a minute in. Munoz working to get to his base as Weidman goes to the back. Weidman snaps around for a hold of the neck, and powers Munoz down with a headlock. Weidman going for a guillotine, but is unable to lock it and lands some elbows to the face. Now, Weidman seeking an armbar as Munoz tries to hold on. Series of short elbows by Weidman. Munoz in trouble as Weidman attempts a guillotine from the top position, continuing to crank on the neck. Weidman back to the top mount, but Munoz gets out by taking the backdoor escape. Before Munoz can get to his feet, Weidman is on top and back in control.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Weidman

Round 2: Munoz comes out hot, but Weidman shoots in and gets another takedown, winning the scramble between the ex-NCAA standouts. Weidman going back to working the neck as Munoz seems frustrated by his lack of chances. Munoz just misses after getting out on a big strike. Munoz looking to turn this into a striking match now, just missing with a huge right. Munoz loses his balance and Weidman attacks, landing so many blows that blood starts to pour from the head of Munoz and the ref is forced to step in and stop things. An elbow from Weidman caught Munoz coming in and led to the finish for “The All-American.”

Chris Weidman def. Mark Munoz via TKO (strikes) at 1:37 of round two

That’s it for our coverage tonight. Thanks for joining us and remember to come back Saturday night for Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy. Good night!