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UFC On FX 7: Godofredo Castro Vs. Milton Vieira

Godofredo Castro vs. Milton Vieira

We complete the prelims with an all-Brazilian featherweight contest, as Godofredo Castro (8-1) meets Milton Vieira (13-7-2). Mario Yamasaki will be the referee.

Round 1: These two are looking to fight, as they meet before the bell sounds at the center of the Octagon. Castro with a nice left-right combo that just misses, but backs Vieira up. Strong kick to the body by Vieira forces Castro to double-over for a brief second. Overhand right lands by Castro, as does another, but it allows Vieira to score a double-leg takedown. Castro looking for a possible kimura from his back. Vieira doing a nice job of controlling Castro on the ground, but has not advanced his own position at all. Short elbow lands by Vieira. Another elbow by Vieira and he follows up with a series of lefts. Missed triangle attempt by Castro allows Vieira to take his back. The two avoid each other, and Castro catches Vieira with a low blow, halting the action. Back to the action, and Castro quickly pushes Vieira up against the fence. Vieira, however, counters and scored a powerful takedown as Castro goes for a knee to the body.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Vieira

Round 2: Vieira with a strong start to this middle round, taking Castro down and working for a submission. Castro is now looking for another kimura himself, and gets leverage to roll Vieira over and into mount. Castro now unloading, hammering away and moving to the back and a rear-naked choke attempt. Castro has the hooks in, softening him up with blows to the body. Just over two minutes left, and Castro continues to pepper the body, looking for an opening to lock in the choke. Castro remains in complete control of this round, figure-fouring the body and making several attempts at a submission.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Castro

Round 3: Left lands by Castro, and he avoids the takedown attempt by Vieira. Another left connects from Castro, followed by a right. Plenty of standing and trading this round from the two Brazilians, and Vieira lands a right. Vieira does have some swelling under his left eye. Both fighters ask for the crowd to get loud, and Vieira lands a right followed by a knee. Castro ties him up against the fence, looking to get back his composure after the sudden flurry. Vieira drops down for a kimura, but Castro gets out. Vieira on top with two minutes to go in this final round. Another takedown by Vieira, as he follows up with some nice fists to the face. Flying Superman punch by Vieira misses.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Vieira

Godofredo Castro def. Milton Vieira via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)