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“UFC On Fuel TV: Franklin Vs. Le” Results

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le.

Today’s fight card comes to us live from the CotaiArena in Macau, China. We’ll have complete coverage of the main card on Fuel TV.

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In preliminary action, Riki Fukuda got the card started with a victory over Tom DeBlass, John Lineker did the same vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani, and Alex Caceres topped Motonobu Tezuka. Fukuda and Lineker won via unanimous decision, while Caceres’ victory was a split decision.


Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland

Welcome to the first-ever UFC event in China. We open the Fuel TV main card with bantamweights Takeya Mizugaki (15-7-2) and Jeff Hougland (10-5) squaring off. The third man inside the Octagon will be Steve Perceval.

Round 1: Mizugaki catches an early eye poke, but the ref doesn’t see it and action continues. Hougland looking much quicker here in the early stages of the fight. Quick right lands by Hougland. Mizugaki fires back with a left and a right, as Hougland drops for a takedown, pressuring Mizugaki up against the fence before pulling guard. Armbar attempt by Hougland, but Mizugaki fires a pair of huge rights to the face. Hougland leaving himself open on his back as he attempts another submission. Mizugaki’s strikes force Hougland to abandon submission game, but Mizugaki keeps him on his back and continues to punish Hougland’s face. Another unsuccessful submission attempt from Hougland, who has remained very active from his back but has taken the brunt of the damage in this round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mizugaki

Round 2: Mizugaki lands with a huge body shot. Hougland slides in and Mizugaki ties him up and connects with a knee to the body. Hougland attempting another takedown, but is stuffed and it is Mizugaki who uses a bodylock to take Hougland to his back without much resistance. Hougland going for another armbar, but Mizugaki fights out of it once again. Mizugaki slides to the back of Hougland and winds up back in his guard again as we go under two minutes. More lefts and rights by Mizugaki connect. Back to their feet and Mizugaki lands a big strike that forces Hougland to attempt a single-leg and wind up back on his back and in guard again.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mizugaki

Round 3: Spinning attempt by Hougland to start the round, as Mizugaki lands a big shot that rocks Hougland, who is able to recover and score a takedown. However, it’s Mizugaki who winds up on top – and much like the first 10 minutes, we are back to Mizugaki in Hougland’s guard. Back standing and Mizugaki connects with a nice uppercut and gets the trip-takedown. The ref stands them up and Hougland is denied another takedown attempt. This has been all Mizugaki so far with 90 seconds to go. Blood pouring from the face of Hougland after several blows by Mizugaki connect inside the guard. It was a sharp left elbow that busted Hougland’s face up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mizugaki

Takeya Mizugaki def. Jeff Hougland via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)

Tiequan Zhang vs. Jon TuckRound 1: Big knee by Tuck, as Zhang goes for a crazy takedown and gets it, winding up in side control. Tuck with a quick armbar attempt, but Zhang now in control. Tuck, however, rolls an overly-aggressive Zhang over and into an armbar, the two roll and Zhang survives the armbar. Zhang tries for an inverted triangle but that allows Tuck to take his back. Some very smooth ground work by both fighters early on. Tuck in side control, takes the back again and throws a rear-naked attempt around the neck of Zhang. Both hooks in for Tuck, but he fails in getting the elbow under the chin of Zhang. Tuck working to loosen him up with punches to the face as we go under a minute in the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tuck

Round 2: Tuck with a head kick that connects right off the bat. Quick right lands, as well, from Tuck, who is looking excellent. Now Zhang fires back, and Tuck is willing to engage, as the two trade blows. Zhang gets the takedown as Tuck pulls guard. Tuck misses on an armbar attempt, grabs an ankle and is now in side control. Tuck appears to be looking for a kimura, and Zhang is able to break free from that attempt. Back to the kimura Tuck goes as we go under two minutes in the round. Trying to avoid the kimura, Zhang gives up his back and Tuck figure-fours his legs around the body of Zhang.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tuck

Round 3: Zhang comes out throwing heavy hands, firing off lets and rights, but also eating lefts and rights at the same time. Looks like Zhang’s nose is busted open. A left by Zhang wobbles Tuck for a brief second, as Tuck is breathing heavily now. Tuck answers with a right and it seems these two are content with standing and trading in this final round. A minute to go and Zhang appears the fresher fighter, but needs a finish to earn the win after being controlled through the first two rounds. Sharp left lands by Zhang, who misses with a swooping left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Zhang

Jon Tuck def. Tiequan Zhang via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Takanori Gomi vs. Mac Danzig

We remain in the lightweight division, as former Pride champion Takanori Gomi (33-8) battles Mac Danzig (21-9-1). Steve Perceval will be the third man inside the Octagon.

Round 1: Several kicks to start by both fighters, as Gomi slides in first and lands a right. Body shot by Gomi, who appears to have found his range with a head-body combo. Danzig ties up Gomi with a clinch and lands some nice knees. Gomi answers with a takedown. Danzig works the head to get back to his feet, as Gomi is forced to let go of the takedown. Danzig gets clipped, but continues to move forward into the range of Gomi. Nice leg kick-head-strike combo from Gomi, who is throwing everything much quicker than Danzig. Another combo from Gomi. Left hook lands by Danzig and Gomi switches stances. Danzig follows up with a single-leg takedown to conclude the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gomi

Round 2: Danzig appears content to stand and trade with Gomi despite his excellent wrestling skills. Gomi continues to pick Danzig apart, using his quick striking and constant level changes. Straight left from Gomi connects, as Danzig answers. Gomi misses with a right, and Danzig is unable to get the takedown. We go under two minutes, and Danzig lands a right but misses a front-kick attempt. Danzig with a 2-1 combo and follows up with a takedown. Danzig controlling Gomi in half-guard and Danzig locks in a guillotine, but Gomi fights out of it. Gomi rolls back into the guillotine but he will survive the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Danzig

Round 3: And again, the ref tells the fighters to not leave it in the hands of the judges. Gomi drops Danzig with a combo and goes into attack mode on the mat. Gomi in half-guard, as he attempts to earn his first win streak since joining the UFC. Danzig attempts a heel-hook as Gomi goes for a figure-four lock, but neither is successful and Gomi winds up back in the guard of Danzig. Back standing and Danzig catches Gomi on the exit with a left. Big right by Danzig lands to the chin of Gomi, as does a knee. Gomi telling Danzig to bring it, and he does, but smartly. Danzig denied on a takedown attempt but lands some nice dirty boxing inside the clinch. Gomi misses with a huge uppercut but lands a jab.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Danzig

Takanori Gomi def. Mac Danzig via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Dong Hyun Kim vs. Paulo Thiago

An interesting welterweight contest hits the Octagon next, as Dong Hyun Kim (15-2-1) and Paulo Thiago (14-4) square off. Both hold notable victories in the division, but each fighter is coming off a loss, as well. So far, we’ve had six fights and six decisions, but this could be the fight to end that streak. The referee will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: Kim goes right for a single-leg takedown, but Thiago fights it off. Kim back to the clinch and uses a trip-takedown to put Thiago on his back. Kim going for a submission as he’s on the back of Thiago in complete control. Kim still mounted on the back of Thiago as we reach the two-minute mark in the round. Thiago controlling the wrist, but Kim gets his arm free and is looking for a head-and-arm choke. Kim continues to lock up the body of Thiago with his legs and pepper him with punches. Kim, again, going for a choke but is working a neck crank instead as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Kim

Round 2: Kim working hard for a takedown, but gets caught in a kimura by Thiago. Kim trying to work out, but Thiago holding strong on his right arm. Kim pushes Thiago up against the fence, forcing Thiago to release the hold. Kim taking advantage of his long arms and legs, locking his body around Thiago’s. Kim slips and that allows Thiago to reverse, winding up on the back of Kim for a brief second. Both fighters are to their feet, as Kim uses an inside trip to take Thiago back to the mat. Kim with a D’arce choke as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kim

Round 3: Thiago knows he is down on the scorecards after 10 minutes, and will need a finish. However, he appears exhausted, while Kim looks as fresh as he was at the start of the fight. Kim goes for a single-leg, takes the back instead and starts breaking Thiago down. Kim putting his hooks in, getting them and going for a rear-naked choke it would appear. This has been a completely-controlling performance from Kim as we go under two minutes in the fight. Kim throwing huge rights to the face of Thiago. More punishment handed down by Kim, as Thiago is defenseless. Double hammerfists from Kim to Thiago and the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Kim

Dong Hyun Kim def. Paulo Thiago via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Thiago Silva vs. Stanislav Nedkov

Our co-main event is up next, as light heavyweights Thiago Silva (14-3) and Stanislav Nedkov (12-0) square off. We’ve had seven fights and seven decisions so far. The referee will be Steve Perceval.

Round 1: No touch of gloves extended by Silva after Nedkov tries to. Quickly, Nedkov powers Silva back against the fence. Silva goes for a knee but slips and now Nedkov tees off with several body blows. Silva gets off the cage and the two square back off. Thunderous kick to the leg of Nedkov that buckles him in his tracks. Nedkov goes right back for a takedown, holding Silva against the cage. Nedkov misses on an uppercut but drops for another takedown, and he is back to hold Silva vs. the fence. Silva with a nice knee to the body, and Nedkov answers with his own knee to the body. More clinch work, and Nedkov goes back to keeping Silva pinned against the fence.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nedkov

Round 2: Silva lands a low blow, and we have a break just seconds into the round. Nedkov is ready and they square off. Silva going to the jab, landing a nice left. Nedkov, again, bullies Silva into the fence and has control of the fight. Nedkov drops levels, attempting a takedown that Silva is fighting off nicely. Plenty of restlessness by the fans, and Silva, at this point, as Nedkov continues to hold him against the fence. Nedkov feels he was hit low, but the ref orders them to fight on, not seeing the blow. Nedkov, again, forces Silva against the fence. Just not a lot of action from these two as we approach one minute to go in the round. Another outside leg kick buckles Nedkov, but he answers with an overhand right that drops Silva as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nedkov

Round 3: Nedkov looking for another huge overhand right as Silva seems unable to defend that strike. Silva lands a kick this time, and a straight left and Nedkov throws a wild right and appears injured. Silva with a takedown as it looks exhausted. Silva into the mount, landing a huge right to the face of Nedkov. It looks as though Nedkov was only interested in landing his overhand right, and Silva telegraphed it after about the sixth one in the first minute of action. Elbows to the face of Nedkov by Silva, who is working for a head-and-arm choke. Silva pulls Nedkov away from the fence and gets the submission, handing Nedkov his first career loss.

Thiago Silva def. Stanislav Nedkov via submission (head-and-arm choke) at 1:45 of Round 3

Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin

It’s time for our main event, as former middleweight champions Cung Le (8-2) and Rich Franklin (29-8) battle. Le was a Strikeforce champion, while Franklin held the UFC title. The referee will be Marc Goddard for this scheduled five-round affair.

Round 1: A nice handshake by the two and we are off. Right away, Le looking for a big kick, working the inside leg kick. Franklin sticks and moves, landing a right, and another. A third quick right jab lands by Franklin, as Le goes back to his kicks. Left-right combo lands by Franklin. Out of nowhere, Le lands a huge right that drops Franklin out cold. This one is over, via one-punch knockout. Le celebrates with a cart-wheel and is screaming in excitement, easily his biggest career victory over the former UFC champion.

Cung Le def. Rich Franklin via KO (punch) at 2:17 of Round 1