Welcome to InsideFights.com’s live coverage of UFC On FUEL TV 10 headlined by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira taking on Fabricio Werdum. The event takes place from Ginásio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, Brazil. I’m Ryan Frederick and I’ll be here for all 12 fights taking place on tonight’s fight card. Stay tuned for live play-by-play of the night’s main card on FUEL TV. If you missed the preliminary action, we have full coverage of the Facebook preliminary portion of the night’s card. Enjoy the fights everyone.
Rony Jason vs. Mike Wilkinson
Referee: Marc Goddard
ROUND 1- Wilkinson shakes off the offer to touch gloves by Jason as we kick off the main card. The crowd chanting early for Jason, a big fan favorite in Brazil. Jason starts off with an overhand right and Wilkinson goes for the takedown and gets it. Wilkinson working from top landing elbows. Jason landing punches from the bottom as he looks for a triangle choke. Jason has it locked it and it is deep. Wilkinson in trouble as Jason lands some elbows. Wilkinson is not tapping but referee Marc Goddard steps in as Wilkinson has passed out from the triangle choke! Jason with the big submission win and the crowd goes wild!
Official Result: Rony Jason def. Mike Wilkinson by technical submission (triangle choke) at 1:24 of Round 1
Daniel Sarafian vs. Eddie Mendez
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
ROUND 1- Sarafian quickly takes the center of the Octagon. Mendez attacks with a combo to start off. Sarafian lands a hard one-two combination that gets the crowd going. Sarafian misses on an overhand right and Mendez pushes him against the cage. Sarafian has a Thai-plumb but lets it go then gets it back. Sarafian trips Mendez to the ground and Sarafian gets on top and is looking to move into side control. Sarafian looking to pass half-guard. Sarafian with some body punches from the top. Sarafian looks to be trying to set up the arm-triangle. Sarafian has it locked up in half-guard and Mendez is struggling to hang on. Sarafian gets Mendez to tap out! Sarafian scores the fifth submission win on the night, tough competition for “Submission Of The Night” on this card.
Official Result: Daniel Sarafian def. Eddie Mendez by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:20 of Round 1
Erick Silva vs. Jason High
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
ROUND 1- Touch of gloves to start as the fighters enter the center of the Octagon. High misses two kicks and backs Silva up with a left hand. High lands a kick and Silva misses a punch and a scramble on the ground erupts. Silva takes the back of High on the ground and is looking to transition with an arm. Silva has High’s arm but High looks to escape. Silva forces High to suddenly tap out! Silva with the submission from what looks to be an armbar! Replays show it was a modified triangle-armbar as High is submitted for the first time in his career.
Official Result: Erick Silva def. Jason High by submission (armbar) at 1:11 of Round 1
Thiago Silva vs. Rafael Feijao
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
ROUND 1- After the record for most submissions in a UFC event was tied in the last fight, these two are ready to provide a potential knockout. Feijao with a leg kick to start off. Silva then lands a body kick. Feijao rushes in with a punch followed by a head kick. Silva blocks a big right hand thrown by Feijao. Feijao throws a big right hand again. Silva with a right hand to the body and Feijao counters with his own and follows it with a combination. Silva with a head kick. Silva misses a leg kick. Feijao lands a combo as Silva covers up. Both miss on wild swings. Silva with a body kick. Feijao with a body punch. Silva backs Feijao up with a big right hand. Silva attacking with both punches and kicks to the leg. Feijao gets a left hand in as Silva is covering up. Feijao with a big overhand right. Silva lands some punches to the body. Feijao backs Silva up with a spinning back elbow that lands flush. Silva backs Feijao up and lands a knee. Silva lands a combination. Silva lands some leg kicks. Feijao lands a soft right hand and is beginning to tire. Silva lands with more punches and kicks. Silva urges the crowd to chant. Silva attacks Feijao as he puts Feijao against the cage. Silva drops Feijao with a big right hand and finishes him off with some punches on the ground as Dan Miragliotta steps in to stop the fight. Silva with the big knockout win!
Official Result: Thiago Silva def. Rafael Feijao by knockout (punches) at 4:29 of Round 1
William Patolino vs. Leonardo Santos
Referee: Marc Goddard
ROUND 1- This is the finals of season two of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil”. Touch of gloves to start as Marc Goddard resides over the action. Patolino starts with a leg kick. They quickly tie up but break. Santos misses a big right hand. They clinch and go against the cage with Santos’ back against the cage. Both fighting for underhooks as Santos is looking for a takedown. Patolino goes for a trip but can’t get it and they split up. Santos lands a left hand. Patolino lands a combination and they tie-up again. Patolino with the takedown on Santos and is in his guard. Santos tries to escape but Patolino lands an elbow. Patolino gets to his feet and keeps Santos on the ground. Patolino goes back to the ground and lands an elbow on the inside. Santos trying to improve position but Patolino is holding him down. Patolino postures up and goes briefly back into guard. Patolino lands some punches and again with hard punches. Patolino goes back into Santos’ guard. Patolino lands some punches as Santos gets the fight back to the feet. Patolino pushes Santos against the cage. They break away from each other. Santos with a leg kick. Patolino misses a trip takedown. Santos drops to the ground and Patolino takes advantage. They scramble on the ground as the round ends. 10-9 Patolino.
ROUND 2- Santos misses a big head kick to start the round. Santos goes for a takedown but Patolino shows good takedown defense. They exchange right hands. Santos lands a big right hand as they are tied up. Santos pushes Patolino against the cage. They switch and Santos is against the cage before they split. Both miss on right hands and Santos lands an inside knee. Patolino is fighting with his hands low and Santos is taking advantage. They clinch and Patolino lands a knee. Patolino scores a takedown and they are working on the ground. Patolino in Santos’ guard and the crowd begins to slightly boo. Both beginning to look exhausted out there. Santos tries to push off but to no avail. Patolino in half-guard and has Santos against the cage. They get back to the feet and Patolino misses an uppercut. They clinch and both battle for position. Santos goes for a takedown but Patolino grabs the fence to block it and uses it to get into top position. Marc Goddard halts the fight to give Patolino a warning and starts the fight on the feet. They exchange and tie up. Patolino pushes Santos against the cage. Santos with a trip takedown and is in side control and moves to mount. Patolino surviving on the bottom. Santos fighting for a submission and landing ground-and-pound. Both men are very tired. Santos locks in an arm-triangle and it is in deep. Patolino is surviving. Patolino finally taps out! Santos is The Ultimate Fighter for season two in Brazil! Santos also breaks the modern record for most submissions in a UFC event. Santos celebrates by going into the crowd to embrance UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo.
Official Result: Leonardo Santos def. William Patolino by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:43 of Round 2
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
ROUND 1- The main event is underway in Brazil. Nogueira quickly takes the center of the Octagon. Werdum attacks with leg kicks as the crowd begins to chant. Werdum puts Nogueira against the cage and scores a takedown. They transition well on the ground- these are two highly-skilled ground fighters. Werdum in half-guard. Werdum looks to move into side control. Werdum with a hammerfist. Werdum looking to set up a choke. Both looking to create a scramble. Nogueira looking for a leg and Werdum is pounding away. They get back to the feet and Nogueira eats a knee from Werdum. Werdum with a stiff jab followed by a leg kick. Nogueira lands a combination and pushes Werdum against the cage. Both battling in the clinch. Werdum with a leg kick after they break. Nogueira lands some short punches. They clinch and Nogueira attacks the body. They move against the cage in a clinch with Werdum pressed against the fence. Nogueira attacks the body with dirty boxing. Werdum with a Thai plumb and lands a big knee. They break and Werdum lands a jab. Nogueira lands a short elbow and Werdum is against the cage. Nogueira looks for a takedown. They battle for underhooks and both land right hands as the round concludes. 10-9 Werdum.
ROUND 2- Both beginning to show signs of fatigue, especially Werdum. Werdum lands a leg kick followed by a jab. Werdum with a big right leg kick. Werdum with a big right hand. Nogueira looks to land but Werdum shows good head movement but an uppercut gets in. They clinch and Nogueira pushes Werdum against the cage. Nogueira with some dirty boxing. They switch and Werdum goes for a takedown. Nogueira drops into a guillotine but Werdum ends up on top. Werdum in side control. Werdum looks for an arm but can’t get it as he goes back into half-guard. Werdum passes into side control and moves to Nogueira’s back with one hook in. Werdum looking to set up an armbar. The fight is suddenly stopped as a tap was not seen. Nogueira seems to be favoring his arm. Werdum picks up the win! Replay shows an armbar was locked in, but it does not appear if it was a tapout or a verbal submission, but it is confirmed to be a verbal submission. Werdum scores his third straight win since returning to the UFC.
Official Result: Fabricio Werdum def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by verbal submission (armbar) at 2:41 of Round 2