UFC on FX 7 takes place tonight from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil and TheMMAReport.com will have live results and play by play of tonight’s card.
The preliminary card will begin at 5:35 p.m. ET/3:35 p.m. PT on the UFC Facebook Page with one fight and the preliminary card will continue at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on FUEL TV with six fights.
The main card on FX will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and be headlined by a five round middleweight bout as Vitor Belfort takes on Michael Bisping.
Live Results will begin with the preliminary card bouts and play by play of the event will begin with the main card on FX.
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Preliminary Card Results:
Francisco Trinaldo def. C.J. Keith via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:50
Ildemar Alcantara def. Wagner Prado via submission (kneebar) – Round 2, 2:39
Yuri Alcantara vs. Pedro Nobre declared a no contest (accidental punches to back of the head) – Round 1, 2:11
Edson Barboza def. Lucas Martins via submission (punches) – Round 1, 2:38
Nik Lentz def. Nik Lentz via unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-26)
Ronny Markes def. Andrew Craig via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Godofredo Pepey def. Milton Vieira via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Round 1 – Tavares was able to take control of the octagon as the fight started and backed up Nurmagomedov. After circling around each other, Nurmagomedov landed a short uppercut that dropped Tavares and finished the fight on the ground with elbows.
Result: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Thiago Tavares via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:55
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell
Round 1 – Gonzaga went for a single leg takedown in the first 30 seconds of the fight and Rothwell fought off the attempt. Gonzaga would continue to look for the takedown as they grappled against the fence and the fight would go to the ground for a moment. Rothwell was able to get back to his feet and Gonzaga would continue to look to take the fight to the ground. Gonzaga would begin to land his right hand and had a failed takedown attempt. They would clinch near the fence as the round ended.
Round 2 – Gonzaga opened the round with a right hand and they would exchange punches. Gonzaga landed another right hand that appeared to stun Rothwell. With Rothwell stunned, Gonzaga looked for a guillotine choke, which he locked in and dropped to the ground. Once he had the submission locked in, Rothwell tapped out.
Result: Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ben Rothwell via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 1:01
Daniel Sarafian vs. CB Dollaway
Round 1 – Sarafian took control of the cage at the beginning of the fight and each fighter would feel each other out. Sarafian landed a combination that he ended with a head kick. Sarafian would drop Dollaway with a right hand, but he would be able to get back to his feet. They would continue to strike and Sarafian would land a counter punch after Dollaway threw a punch. The round would come to an end with Sarafian scoring with the better punches in the round.
Round 2 – Dollaway came out with more aggression as the round opened. Sarafian missed a spinning leg kick and would slip to the ground. Once he got back on his feet, he looked for a takedown near the fence and he was unable to get the fight to the ground. They would separate from each other and the fight moved back to the center of the cage. Sarafian would land a right hand that nearly dropped Dollaway, but the fight stayed on the feet. Sarafian would catch a leg kick of Dollaway and landed a strike before Dollaway was able to escape. Dollaway landed an uppercut in the final 20 seconds of the round and looked for the finish. The round would come to an end before Dollaway could potentially get the stoppage.
Round 3 – As the round started, Sarafian appeared to be slowing down and both fighters begin to land combinations. Both fighters would land big shots in the first 90 seconds of the round. After landing a combination, Dollaway took the fight to the ground and got in the mount position. He would transition to the back of Sarafian, but Sarafian would get back to his feet. Dollaway would look to take the fight back to the ground, which he was able to do. Dollaway would have the back of Sarafian and transition back to the mount. Sarafian would be able to sweep out of the position and he got top position. Sarafian would get the mount and would then transition to the back of Dollaway. Sarafian looked for a rear-naked choke and Dollaway defended the attempt. Dollaway would be able to reverse the position. Sarafian would get back to his feet and the fight will go to the judges.
Result: CB Dollaway def. Daniel Sarafian via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
Round 1 – They used the first minute of the fight to feel each other out and Belfort missed a head kick. They continued to circle around each other with both fighters being patient. In the final 10 seconds of the round, Belfort landed a kick and a combination that stunned Bisping and the fight moves into the second round.
Round 2 – Bisping came out of his corner to take control of the octagon and Belfort appeared to be looking for counter strikes. Belfort would land a head kick, which would drop Bisping and would land multiple strikes on the ground and the fight was called by the referee.
Result: Vitor Belfort def. Michael Bisping via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:27