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“UFC On FUEL TV: Silva Vs. Stann” Results

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC on FUEL TV: Silva vs. Stann.

Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. We’ll have complete coverage of the entire card, which airs on Facebook and FUEL TV.

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Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Hyun Gyu Lim

We begin the night in the welterweight division, as Marcelo Guimaraes (8-0-1) looks to remain unbeaten in his MMA career against Hyun Gyu Lim (10-3-1), who will be making his UFC debut. The referee inside the Octagon is Thomas Fan, which is not the name I was expecting when Bruce Buffer announced him.

Round 1: Lim with a reach advantage, as he is a tall welterweight. Guimaraes stuffed on his first and second takedown attempts, and Lim lands a nice body shot. Lim appears very calm for his Octagon debut, as fighting close to home is likely a large part to calming those jitters. Lim has got to be around 200 pounds right now, as he easily stuffs another takedown attempt. Lim looking to land an uppercut after finding his range, looking for a huge knockout, but it’s Guimaraes who strikes first with an uppercut/jab combo. Right now, Guimaraes has no chance to land a takedown, but he keeps trying, and eating strikes on the way up. Quick left connects from Lim as we approach a minute in the round. Wild right has no chance to connect from Guimaraes. Flying knee attempt is blocked by Guimaraes, and he scores a takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lim

Round 2: Lim with a strong combo to start the round. Guimaraes catches Lim coming in and he wobbles a bit, but appears to have his bearings back. Lim doing a good job with the striking, but Guimaraes finally gets his ground game going, taking him down. Lim also has some blood pouring from under his nose area, and eats some ground-and-pound. Lim breathing heavily, as his mouth is open and Guimaraes is striking much better now. Big overhand right lands from Guimaraes, as does another left. But, out of nowhere, Lim throws a massive knee that lands and drops Guimaraes straight to the ground. This one is over, and we may have just seen the “Knockout of the Night,” and one that will be replayed over and over again. Guimaraes appeared to be ducking down for a takedown, and Lim telegraphed it, hitting the knee right to the side of the heat.

Hyun Gyu Lim def. Marceo Guimaraes via KO (knee to the head) at 4:00 of Round 2

Alex Caceres vs. Kyung Ho Kang

A pair of bantamweights hit the Octagon next, as Alex Caceres (8-5) seeks a third straight victory by welcoming Kyung Ho Kang (11-6) to the promotion. Herb Dean will be the referee.

Round 1: Superman punch misses by Caceres, they tie up and Kang gets the takedown with a bodylock. Caceres really had no chance to defend it, as Kang was in tight. Kang posturing up and looking to hammer down, but settles for side control and is working on a possible head-and-arm choke. Elbows from Kang land, but Caceres gets to his feet with a slick move. Caceres misses with a big shot and Kang gets the takedown again. Caceres works for a kneebar, but is unable to get it and is on his back again. Caceres was going for a submission, unable to get it, but got him back to his feet. Kang scores another takedown and locks in the hooks, but Caceres gets out of it and back up. Trip takedown by Kang connects. Caceres has been working with UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson as of late. Slickly, Caceres uses a butterfly guard to get top position. Some very nice ground work from both guys.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kang

Round 2: Coming Round 2: Kang trying to cut off the Octagon, chasing Caceres around and scores another takedown. Right away, Caceres attempts to secure a foot and possible submission. Kang really throwing everything he can, jabs, kicks, but has been unable to do much damage with his takedowns. Caceres fights off a takedown attempt, and winds up on top after Kang pulls guard. Caceres to the back, but Kang rolls and winds up on top. Caceres doing some damage from the top, landing plenty of rights as his corner yells for elbows, which he does. Kang gets up and scores another takedown, but isn’t able to do any damage again.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Caceres

Round 3: Caceres being more active with his striking, as this has been a very close fight. Kang has been the more effective wrestler, but Caceres has done more damage with his attacks. Caceres with a kick to the body, Kang trips and he goes on the attack. Caceres working for a guillotine finish, but lets go of it to work some elbows to the face. Kang back in control, but again, he does little to no damage from this powerful position. Kang pulls guard and Caceres is able to get back into control. Caceres in mount, went for a triangle choke but didn’t get it. An exhausted Kang is just laying on the ground, but is able to land an upkick. A very weird finish to the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Caceres

Alex Caceres def. Kyung Ho Kang via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28

Cristiano Marcello vs. Kazuki Tokudome

Our lone lightweight contest (since someone missed weight) will feature Cristiano Marcello (13-4) going up against Kazuki Tokudome (11-3-1). Thomas Fan is the third man inside the Octagon.

Round 1: Marcello lands a big knee and a right that drops Tokudome against the fence, but he quickly recovers and attacks. Now, Marcello is firing off some heavy rights, and this one is action-packed. I really liked Marcello’s chances on The Ultimate Fighter. Slip by Marcello, who is bleeding from the nose. Tokudome takes advantage, and is working to advance position. Tokudome postures up, and Marcello hits an upkick, but remains in control in top position, advancing into half-guard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tokudome

Round 2: Marcello again comes right after Tokudome, landing some nice rights, but gets taken down for his effort. Marcello opening up his guard, but is denied, as Tokudome remains in complete control of this one after two minutes of action. The ref has seen enough, and he stands them up. Marcello charges in, eats a knee, and scores a takedown. The Brazilian is dangerous when on top, so Tokudome backs up against the cage and stands up. A right hand lands from Marcello, but has little power behind it.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tokudome

Round 3: Marcello eats a right and gets dropped, and Tokudome pounces, throwing lefts and rights. Marcello appears to have recovered, Tokudome is looking to advance his position. Tokudome gets a little too careless, and Marcello is able to stand up. Marcello lands a left, but is unable to follow it up and string anything together. Knee to the body misses by Tokudome, and Marcello goes to the back, but is unable to get a takedown. Tokudome gets a trip takedown and is looking to finish.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tokudome

Kazuki Tokudome def. Cristiano Marcello via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Takeya Mizugaki vs. Bryan Caraway

Into the bantamweight ranks next, as Takeya Mizugaki (16-7-2) squares off with Miesha Tate’s boyfriend, Bryan Caraway (17-5). Caraway is on a three-fight winning streak, with all three victories coming via rear-naked choke. Marc Goddard will be the referee, and yes, Tate is in Caraway’s corner:)

Round 1: Mizugaki fires off a big right to start that connects, and he continues to apply pressure. Caraway working the outside leg kick, and pushes it up against the fence. Mizugaki is able to get the first takedown, as it appeared Caraway slipped to the mat. Mizugaki sweeping in with his left, looking for the knockout. Caraway gets the takedown, but is unable to keep him on the ground, and we’ve lost the feed. We are back, and there is a minute left in the round, as Mizugaki defends a takedown. Caraway gets the takedown and is working to the back, which he gets, with seconds left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Caraway

Round 2: Caraway looking to take this right back to the ground, shooting in for a single-leg. After advancing quickly to Mizugaki’s back late in round one, he likely wants to get right into that position again. Caraway’s corner is telling the ref he keeps grabbing the fence, and the ref tells them to stop talking. Mizugaki back to his feet – with the cage or not, I couldn’t really tell. Mizugaki with a liver shot, and a left, and Caraway appears to have slowed. Mizugaki comes in and Caraway catches him, dropping him to the ground and locking up a guillotine choke. Caraway trying to get his legs wrapped around the body with 90 seconds left, but Mizugaki gets out. Caraway transitions to the back, has the legs wrapped around the hips, but is unable to latch on the choke.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Caraway

Round 3: Interesting corner talk, as Tate calls Caraway, “babe.” His corner believes he is up 2-0, and Caraway tells them he wants to keep the fight standing. Might not be the best idea to stand and trade, as Mizugaki lands a stiff right. A left from Mizugaki floors Caraway, but he’s able to get back up. Another swooping left lands, and Mizugaki goes on the attack, sensing blood. Caraway goes for a single-leg, but appears too tired to land it and gives up. Another big blow by Mizugaki, as his lead-left is on target. Caraway with a second-wind, lands some nice uppercuts inside the clinch. Caraway has Mizugaki against the cage, avoiding the striking and gaining control. Exchange from both fighters, as Caraway lands a right and Mizugaki hits with some elbows. Back standing with 20 seconds left, and Mizugaki hits a left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mizugaki

Takeya Mizugaki def. Bryan Caraway via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

A very interesting decision, but the raw emotion from Mizugaki after the fight was incredible. He couldn’t stop crying, dropping to the mat and said it is “overwhelming.”

Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares

It’s time for the Facebook main event, as Riki Fukuda (19-6) takes on Brad Tavares (9-1) at middleweight. Tavares has won two straight, including a split decision over Tom Watson last year. Thomas Fan will be the referee in charge.

Round 1: Fukuda catches Tavares coming in off a kick, landing a left-counter and going right for control. Tavares stands up and breaks free, throwing a straight right of his own. Again, Fukuda catches a kick and takes Tavares down. Right on the inside hits from Tavares. Of interest, Jon Fitch is in the corner of Fukuda. Must feel weird to corner a UFC fight and no longer be with the company. Back to the action, and Tavares lands another jab. Tavares lands a kick and a right, but Fukuda answers back with a right of his own. Tavares likely stealing this round with his effective striking, but Fukuda gets a takedown with a sweep.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tavares

Round 2: Also, current World Series of Fighting president Ray Sefo is in the corner of Tavares, and that is the likely landing place of Fitch. Maybe they can announce it after the bout, inside the Octagon:) Tavares doing a great job landing his combos, as he has a big cut under his left eye that is pouring blood. Tavares continues to snap his jabs off at will, and now Fukuda is a mess – in terms of his face, that is. Uppercut lands by Tavares. Knee to the body by “BT,” who is seemingly landing anything and everything he throws. Fukuda may have an injury to his left hand, as he has not thrown it this round, according to Kenny Florian. He’s trying to throw it now, but is keeping it open and not making a fist. Fukuda is a southpaw, in case I forgot to mention that earlier.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tavares

Round 3: Head kick lands, but just a glancing blow by Tavares. Some nice dirty boxing inside the clinch by both fighters. Fukuda throwing the left more this round, but leaving it open for the most part. Right jab catches Tavares coming in, as does another. Tavares appears to be the slower fighter now with just over a minute to go. Exchange of kicks by the two as the crowd starts to get into it. Tavares with a jab, and they finish the fight off without any further fireworks.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Fukuda

Brad Tavares def. Riki Fukuda via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Dong Hyun Kim vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

We begin the main card with a welterweight showdown between Dong Hyun Kim (16-2-1) and Siyar Bahadurzada (21-4-1), who has not lost since 2008. Bahadurzada is on a seven-fight win streak, which includes a 42-second knockout of Paulo Thiago last year. The referee will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: No touch of gloves, as Bahadurzada has had a lot to say through Twitter concerning “Stun Gun.” Quick right catches Kim, but he keeps coming and tries for a takedown to no avail. Big head kick thrown by Kim, but gets blocked. Kim with another high kick that gets through, but just a gracing blow, and Bahadurzada throws another right. Kim with some swelling forming under his right eye already. Kim gets a left through the defense, landing flush and scoring with a takedown. Kim in the mount, landing shots to the head, but the ref is warning him to work. The round ends with Kim in control.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bahadurzada

Round 2: Kim with some intense swelling on his face already, but is standing and trading with Bahadurzada. Nice sprawl, and Bahadurzada avoids the takedown attempt. This time, Kim powers his way to the takedown. Kim in side control and looking to advance. Not much action, as Kim is controlling the tempo with his wrestling. Now, Kim takes the back, but Bahadurzada slips to the side and winds up mounted. Kim with a big elbow, and several short, quick ones, as well. Kim looking for a possible head-and-arm choke, but is unable to lock it up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kim

Round 3: And, Kim shoots and scores with a takedown right at the start of the round, working to control Bahadurzada. Kim going for a submission with plenty of time to work and in the mount. Kim throwing knees to the body to loosen him up, and he nearly has the head-and-arm choke locked in. Kim gives up on the submission and starts to pound away, throwing his double-hammerfists. Kim lets Bahadurzada throw some shots from the bottom, shakes his head and reigns down with more shots.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kim

Dong Hyun Kim def. Siyar Bahadurzada via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya

We head to the featherweight ranks next, as Strikeforce import Mizuto Hirota (14-5-1) takes on Rani Yahya (17-7). Marc Goddard is the referee in charge of the action.

Round 1: Hirota looking to cut off the cage, but Yahya throws a huge right that connects, shoots and scores a quick takedown. Yahya falls over Hirota, but grabs hold of the arm. Hirota escapes and is now in the top position. Yahya, the stronger wrestler, reverses things and is in control now, possibly looking for a submission. Hirota works to his feet, only to be taken right back to the canvas. Kenny Florian brings up the Shinya Aoki fight for Hirota in which Aoki snapped his arm. Yahya working the kimura, but is unable to lock it in and moves to the back. The round ends, though, before he can lock in a submission.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Yahya

Round 2: Yahya gets another takedown right at the start, keeping Hirota from doing anything with his advanced striking game. Yahya with a submission locked in, calmly working to choke Hirota out with over two minutes to go. Yahya moves a bit, but is unable to finish off Hirota with the choke. Completely controlling performance by Yahya, though he has been unable to finish Hirota

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Yahya

Round 3: So far, this round, Hirota has remained upright longer than the second. Yahya shoots, but is unable to get the takedown. Again, Hirota fends off the takedown attempt. Yahya goes for a single-leg this time, and gets it, but Hirota transitions to the back for a brief time before locking in a triangle and a possible armbar. Things just got interesting, as Hirota has the arm locked up tightly, but Yahya is able to reverse things and move to the back. Hirota looking to use some ground-and-pound, hammering away and getting out. Hirota throws a huge knee that misses, as Yahya is fatigued. Hirota pounding away with 30 seconds left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hirota

Rani Yahya def. Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Yushin Okami vs. Hector Lombard

Former UFC middleweight No. 1 contender Yushin Okami (28-7) seeks a third straight victory as he takes on ex-Bellator champion Hector Lombard (32-3-1). Herb Dean is set to be the third man inside the cage.

Round 1: Lombard quickly cutting off Okami, coming forward and throwing big shots. Lombard lands a kick, but it allows Okami a takedown, which he gets. Lombard gets back to his feet and is looking to strike. Big right lands by Lombard, but he misses on a left uppercut. Right hook, followed by a left hook, and Okami scores another takedown. Lombard gets back up as we go under a minute, but not getting away from “Thunder.”

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Okami

Round 2: Lombard appears very hesitant to get too close, as he wants to avoid the takedown. Okami throws a knee to the body, and follows it up with a jab. Okami lands a left that backs up “Lightning.” Quick left jab by Okami gets through, as does another, and two rights. Lombard looks more like his fight with Tim Boetsch than Rousimar Palhares right now – frustrated and swinging wildly. Okami scores with another single-leg takedown, moving to top position and into half-guard. Okami into the mount with 40-plus seconds left, and lands an elbow that glances off the forehead of Lombard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Okami

Round 3: Lombard knows he needs a finish, and he attacks. Lombard has Okami wobbled for a brief moment thanks to some serious body shots. Now, he is throwing everything at his head, including a big left that sneaks through the defense. Okami answers with a knee, but misses a takedown and Lombard is on top of him with just under four minutes to go. Okami trying to reverse things, but Lombard sprawls and takes the back, hammering down with just under three minutes to go. Lombard attempting to pass and move to a dominant position as we go under two minutes. Now, Lombard asks for Okami to stand, and they clinch. Lombard sprawls to avoid the takedown and pops into the guard with a minute remaining.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lombard

Yushin Okami def. Hector Lombard via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez

A catch-weight bout is up next, as Takanori Gomi (34-8) seeks a third consecutive victory against Diego Sanchez (23-5). Sanchez missed the 155-pound lightweight mark, and will forfeit 20-percent of his fight purse to Gomi. The referee will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: Gomi cutting off Sanchez, trying to catch him early. Sanchez goes to work with the kicks. Gomi times the kick attempts this time and lands a right. Sanchez scores with a takedown, but is unable to execute much ground-and-pound, and Gomi gets up. Sanchez nearly locks in a kneebar, but Gomi remains calm and gets out of it. Body shot lands by the Japanese fighter, as does a kick to the midsection.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gomi

Round 2: Gomi fends off a Sanchez takedown attempt, and continues to pepper him with jabs, especially to the body. Sanchez has found his rhythm a little more this round, coming in with power strikes. Gomi continues to work the lead leg. Sanchez is countering each time Gomi comes in, but he’s unable to score with a takedown attempt. Liver kick connects from “The Dream,” as Gomi fires back with several lefts and rights. A flying knee misses, but Sanchez hits a body shot.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sanchez

Round 3: Sanchez storms out of the corner to start the round, but quickly gets pushed near the fence by Gomi. Sanchez lands a jab and a kick, and if you missed it, Greg Jackson made sure to announce it loud enough for the judges to hear, I am sure. There has been enough action from both fighters, but not a lot of flurries or combos from either one. Quick right jab by Gomi lands. Kick to the body stops Gomi for a brief moment, but Sanchez still cannot convert with a takedown. A minute left, and it will be interesting to see how this one is scored overall and individually. Both go for kicks at the same time, and Sanchez finishes strong with a flurry of lefts and rights.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sanchez

Diego Sanchez def. Takanori Gomi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve

Will our string of eight consecutive decisions end with the co-main event? Heavyweights Mark Hunt (8-7) and Stefan Struve (25-5) both have plenty of finishes, so it could. The referee will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Just such an interesting dynamic in the Octagon, with Struve having a foot-advantage in terms of height. Struve also with his typical slap marks on his chest and back from his corner to “hype” him up before the fight. Hunt unloads with a huge left that misses, and now he goes to the body. Struve pulls guard and is looking to secure his 17th career submission victory. Struve flips over to the mount with a butterfly guard sweep. Hunt escapes an arm-triangle attempt, but is now mounted and being hammered with lefts and rights. Hunt rolls and Struve goes from his back to a possible armbar attempt with 90 seconds left in the round. Hunt avoids it, but could be getting flipped again with a sweep. Big right by Hunt gets through, and he gets side control and does some damage before the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Struve

Round 2: Hunt unloads, landing a left hook to the chin of Struve, but he doesn’t go down. Hunt tees off again with a left, but his corner wants him to go to the body. Struve fires off an elbow to the face instead of a jab, a nasty strike if he continues to use it. Hunt is unloading again with several lefts that are getting through the defense. Hunt loses control after taking Struve down, and now he is being mounted and pounded. Struve tries for an armbar, but is unable to secure it and Hunt is on top of him.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hunt

Round 3: Hunt goes to the body, and lands a big left hook, as well. Neither fighter appears to have much left in the tank, but they are standing and trading still. Hunt answers a left jab with a combo, and Struve fires off a kick right to the chin. Big right from Struve lands, but Hunt hurts him with a shot. Left gets through from Hunt, as does another and Struve is floored. Hunt walked away from a downed Struve, but the ref did not step in right away to call it. It was a flying left hook, and it appears Struve was out, only to be woken up when he slammed off the fence.

Mark Hunt def. Stefan Struve via TKO (strikes) at 1:44 of Round 3

Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann

Our decision streak has ended, and we could easily finish the night with another early stoppage, as Wanderlei Silva (34-12-1) returns to Japan to take on Brian Stann (12-5) in the main event at light heavyweight. Marc Goddard serves as the referee in charge of the action.

Round 1: Stann fires off several shots, but slips, and Silva gains control. Again, Stann unloading with rights, and this has been one intense and exciting opening minute. Stann misses, and Silva tells him to come. Stann nearly floors Silva with a right in response, and they are just standing and trading right now – old school MMA. Stann comes in, lands a right, but catches Silva with a low blow and the action is stopped. After way too much of Silva “fixing” himself, we are back to action. Silva counters a kick with a huge right, which he is loading up constantly. Silva floors Stann with a serious of shots, Stann jumps up and starts firing off lefts and rights. Blood from the face of both fighters, but more from Stann than Silva.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Stann

Round 2: The crowd greets them to start the round, and both fighters smile. A big cut on the bridge of Stann’s nose, and it will likely be open again with one landed punch. Counter right and the blood is pouring. Silva just misses with a right and Stann lands. We have another low shot by Stann and a break in the action. Stann with an overhand right, and Silva throws a switch kick. Silva catches Stann and drops him, following up with some ground-and-pound and this one is all over. The Saitama Super Arena is overjoyed for “The Axe Murderer.”

Wanderlei Silva def. Brian Stann via KO (strikes) at 4:08 of Round 2