UFC On FOX: Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne LIVE Play-by-Play & Results

Welcome fight fans to Inside Fights’ live coverage of UFC On FOX: Werdum vs. Browne from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The event is headlined by a five-round heavyweight bout as Fabricio Werdum takes on Travis Browne to determine the next challenger for Cain Velasquez’ reign as UFC Heavyweight Champion. I’m Ryan Frederick and I’ll be handling the coverage of the event. The event will kick off with preliminary action on UFC Fight Pass, then switches over to FOX Sports 1 for continuing preliminary bouts leading into the main card on FOX. The action kicks off at 3:30 PM eastern time.

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Derrick Lewis (9-2 (1), 0-0 UFC) vs. Jack May (7-0, 0-0 UFC)

Referee: John McCarthy

ROUND 1- We kick things off with a heavyweight bout featuring two men making their UFC debuts. Lewis has won three straight fights while May is undefeated in his career. Lewis comes into the fight as the betting favorite. ‘Big’ John McCarthy will be the referee for this opening fight. May starts with a leg kick and then another. May misses a right hand. Lewis shoots in and scores a power takedown and has May on his back against the fence. Lewis with some short punches but not much action going down on the ground. Lewis is in top and looking to move to side control. May has the double underhooks and reverses the position and ends up on top. Still not much action happening on the ground. They get to their feet but May drags the fight back down and May transitions to full mount and is looking for the arm triangle. May with a right hand from the top. May with short punches and Lewis is doing nothing from the bottom. May with some hard right hands to the body. Lewis spins around and scrambles to the top and lands some big punches. Lewis has the back and lands two big punches from the top. Big ground-and-pound from Lewis but May gets out and to his feet. Lewis lands a big elbow. May tries to take it down but Lewis reverses and is landing big punches from the top. May is in a lot of trouble and it is over! McCarthy stops the fight and May is still down and hurt.

Official Result: Derrick Lewis def. Jack May by TKO (punches) at 4:23 of Round 1


Mirsad Bektic (7-0, 0-0 UFC) vs. Chas Skelly (11-0, 0-0 UFC)

Referee: Jorge Ortiz

ROUND 1- We move to the featherweight division with a battle between newcomers to the UFC. Both men come into the UFC undefeated in their careers. Bektic is a slight favorite in this fight. Jorge Ortiz is the referee for this bout. Bektic with the double jab and right hand to start the attack. Skelly looking to land the jab. Skelly misses a front kick but lands a right hand. Bektic lands a right hand. Both looking to land the jab and close the distance. They trade punches. Skelly lands a solid right hand. They trade punches and then tie up and Skelly pushes Bektic against the fence. Skelly misses a knee and they switch positions. Skelly is cut under his right eye. Bektic with a foot stomp. They trade short knees. Both battle for position against the fence. They break. Skelly with a leg kick and they trade punches. They trade again. Skelly misses an overhand right. Bektic lands a combo. Skelly goes for a takedown but Bektic ends up on top in the guard and lands some big right hands and elbows. More big elbows from Bektic. Skelly tries to close his guard. Bektic postures up and lands a right hand. Bektic passes to half-guard. This fight is going to go to the second round. 10-9 Bektic.

ROUND 2- They trade punches to start the second round. Skelly misses a right hand. Bektic has a right hand blocked and Skelly counters with a right that backs Bektic up. Bektic lands a combo. Skelly misses a right hand. Skelly lands a jab. Bektic lands a solid uppercut in close range. Bektic lands a left hand. They each lands a punch. Bektic with a solid combo and lands a left hook. Skelly lands a right hand and backs Bektic against the fence. Skelly goes for the takedown but Bektic defends and lands some punches against the fence. Skelly lands a right hand against the fence and Bektic reverses positions. Bektic with some foot stomps against the fence. They both spin away to striking distance. Bektic lands a combo and then lands a right hand. Skelly nails Bektic with a right hand and gets rocked. Against the fence and Skelly lands an illegal knee and Bektic is rocked big time. It looked to be over but we have a timeout and now Skelly has been deducted a point. This fight continues but shouldn’t be. Skelly with a right hand. Bektic is coming out slow. Bektic lands a left hand and goes for a takedown. Skelly lands a knee in a clinch. Bektic misses a right hand. Skelly with a front kick. This round ends. Skelly’s round but got the point deducted. 9-9, 19-18 Bektic.

ROUND 3- Bektic looks hurt between rounds. They trade punches. Neither landing their jabs. Skelly lands a right hand and Bektic lands one as well. Skelly lands another. Skelly lands a right hand and Bektic picks Skelly up and slams him down to the ground. Bektic on top and inside the guard. Bektic with some body punches. Bektic transitions to half-guard. Bektic with some right hands from the top. Skelly looks to use the cage to spin out and grabs a leg looking for the leg lock. They scramble on the ground and Skelly gets the back of Bektic. Skelly with some heel strikes. Skelly has one hook in and has wrist control. Bektic gets out of back control and ends up on top and moves to half-guard. Bektic with some punches from the top. Skelly gets to his feet and lands a side elbow. They separate. Skelly lands a right hand that stuns Bektic and then again with the jab. Skelly lands a knee and Bektic counters with a big takedown but Skelly looks to grab the leg and is looking for a knee bar. Bektic spins out. They are scrambling mad on the ground and Skelly lands some punches from the bottom to end the fight. Big finish from both there and a close round. 10-9 Bektic, 29-27 Bektic.

Official Result: Mirsad Bektic def. Chas Skelly by majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)


Dustin Ortiz (12-3, 1-1 UFC) vs. Ray Borg (6-0, 0-0 UFC)

Referee: Jorge Alonso

ROUND 1- We move to a flyweight bout. Ortiz was slated to fight last week but his bout was cancelled and he moved to this fight card. Borg stepped in on short notice and comes into the UFC with a perfect record. Ortiz is the favorite. Jorge Alonso will be the third man in the Octagon. Ortiz pressuring right away with the jab and goes in for the takedown. They clinch against the fence and Ortiz with some knees. Borg grabs the neck and looks to jump up for a guillotine but it isn’t close. Ortiz transitions to the ground and escapes on top. Ortiz looks to move to side control. Borg switches position and is on top of Ortiz. Ortiz with some right hands from the bottom and then more to the body as Borg looks to extend Ortiz on the ground. Ortiz with some elbows and punches to the shoulders. Ortiz with more punches to the body from the bottom. Borg picks Ortiz up and slams him down and spins to the back and jumps up and looks for the hooks. Ortiz ends up on top and has the neck of Borg and is looking for the guillotine and softening Borg up with punches. They get to their feet and Borg slams Ortiz down again and takes the back. Ortiz reverses position and ends up in the guard of Borg. They scramble to their feet and Borg lands right hands to end the round. Close round. 10-9 Ortiz.

ROUND 2- Ortiz comes out and looks to land the jab. Ortiz with a body kick. Borg misses a spin kick. They trade punches and Ortiz pushes Borg against the fence and lands a knee. They battle for positioning against the fence. Ortiz with a knee to the body. Ortiz gets a slam into side control against the fence. Ortiz with some elbows from the top. Ortiz with more elbows and is looking to set something up. Borg is able to hip escape and they get to their feet. Borg gets Ortiz to the ground and grabs the back and has the hooks in. Borg has a body triangle but Ortiz is looking to escape and not in a lot of trouble as he holds the arm. Ortiz lets go and eats some punches from Borg. Borg looks for the choke and has his arm across the chin but Ortiz escapes. Borg with some right hands from the back and is still looking for the choke. Borg with more big right hands from the back. Ortiz stands up and has Borg on his back still. Borg looking for a standing rear-naked choke. Ortiz drops to the ground and Borg is in a great position and has Ortiz in trouble but Ortiz scrambles out. Borg still has the back with the body triangle but this round is going to end. 10-9 Borg, 19-19.

ROUND 3- This round could decide the winner. Ortiz quickly comes to the center and lands a big jab. Ortiz with a head kick and he is firing away. Ortiz with a combo and they clinch and Ortiz pushes Borg against the cage. Ortiz with some short knees. Borg with a knee and it forces a break. Ortiz with a leg kick. Ortiz lands a right hand and then a combo. Ortiz with the jab and then one to the body followed by an overhand right. Borg with a body kick and then a spinning kick. Ortiz lands a big head kick. Borg with a leg kick. Borg with a jumping knee that lands flush. They tie up and Ortiz pushes the fight against the fence. Ortiz with some short knees. They scramble and break as they land punches. Ortiz with a right hand and they clinch. Ortiz with some knees. Borg looks for a clinch takedown but to no avail. Borg lands a knee as they break and goes for a takedown and gets Ortiz down to the mat and is on top looking to complete the takedown. Ortiz with some elbows and gets to his feet. Borg scrambles to the back but Ortiz escapes out and sprawls. They get to their feet and Borg grabs the back and picks Ortiz up and slams him down to the mat. 20 seconds left. Borg looks to take the back and Ortiz looks to escape. This fight ends. Excellent fight. 10-9 Ortiz, 29-28 Ortiz.

Official Result: Dustin Ortiz def. Ray Borg by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)


Jordan Mein (27-9, 1-1 UFC) vs. Hernani Perpetuo (17-3 (1), 0-0 UFC)

Referee: Herb Dean

ROUND 1- Mein returns to the Octagon after being out of action for the last 364 days. He gets a tough prospect in Perpetuo, who is making his UFC debut as an injury replacement for Santiago Ponzinibbio. Mein is the betting favorite. Herb Dean makes his first appearance as a referee on the card. Mein looking to land the right hand as he pressures Perpetuo against the fence. They trade leg kicks. Mein with a big leg kick as he is throwing feints. Perpetuo with a jab to the body. Mein counters with a solid combo. Perpetuo with a leg kick. Mein with a high kick. Mein scores a takedown and is on top. Mein with an elbow and some big left hands from the top. Mein with an elbow to the body and then some punches. Mein with big left hands from the top and some solid ground-and-pound. Mein postures up and goes to half-guard as he lands the left hand. Perpetuo in butterfly guard. Mein with some elbows and left hands from the top. Perpetuo looks to sweep and does and they get to their feet. Mein with a left hand and then a big knee that lands flush. Mein with a leg kick. Perpetuo lands a leg kick. Perpetuo misses a takedown as the round ends. 10-9 Mein.

ROUND 2- Mein with a leg kick to start the second round. Perpetuo misses a leg kick as Mein slides out of the range. Perpetuo lands a leg kick. Both miss on attacks. Mein lands a leg kick after a minute of nothing landing. Mein with a front kick. Perpetuo looks to land the left hand but Mein is moving out of the way. Mein with a series of left hands that land. Mein with an inside leg kick. Perpetuo misses on some punch attempts. Mein lands a combo. Perpetuo with a leg kick. Mein just misses an uppercut. Mein with a left hand and the crowd starts to boo. Mein with a leg kick and transitions to a shot and he gets Perpetuo down to the ground. Mein moves to half-guard. Mein with some body punches and they get to their feet. Mein with a left hand and ducks an overhand right from Perpetuo. They trade right hands and Perpetuo misses a big right hand. Not a lot of action went down in this round but it goes to Mein as he finishes with a right hand. 10-9 Mein, 20-18 Mein.

ROUND 3- Mein in solid control of this fight as we head to the final round. Mein with a left hook. Perpetuo lands a left hand. Perpetuo lands a right hand as he starts to get aggressive. Mein with a teet kick as he avoids a combo. Mein with a right hand and a leg kick to follow. Mein with the double jab. Mein with a leg kick. Perpetuo misses a head kick. Mein lands a right hand and then a leg kick. Perpetuo is bleeding behind the ear. Mein shoots in and scores a takedown and is landing left hands from the top. Perpetuo scrambles and gets a heel hook and has it locked in. Mein winces for a moment and his leg is locked up but he is staying composed. Mein gets out of trouble and takes Perpetuo’s back. Perpetuo is on top. Perpetuo with a right hand from the top. Mein scrambles to his feet and the separate. They both miss punches. Mein misses a combo. Mein with a step-in elbow. Perpetuo misses some punches and they trade an exchange. Perpetuo with a solid combo and he hurts Mein. Perpetuo lands a right hand and Mein shoots in for a takedown. Perpetuo sprawls and they move to ground work. Perpetuo with some punches from the top but this fight comes to an end. 10-9 Perpetuo, 29-28 Mein.

Official Result: Jordan Mein def. Hernani Perpetuo by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)


Caio Magalhaes (7-1, 2-1 UFC) vs. Luke Zachrich (13-2, 0-0 UFC)

Referee: John McCarthy

ROUND 1- Zachrich makes his UFC debut, and he was actually on TUF 7 six years ago in 2008. He is an injury replacement for Josh Samman. Magalhaes has won two straight fights and is the betting favorite. John McCarthy will oversee this bout. Zachrich starts off with a leg kick. Magalhaes just misses a big right hand but lands a leg kick. They trade punches and Magalhaes hurts him with a left and then some knees. Magalhaes is throwing big punches and lands a body shot and a knee to the liver. Zachrich goes down and Magalhaes lands some big punches from the top and this fight is stopped! Magalhaes with a big TKO win in under a minute.

Official Result: Caio Magalhaes def. Luke Zachrich by TKO (strikes) at :44 of Round 1


Estevan Payan (14-5 (1), 0-2 UFC) vs. Alex White (9-0, 0-0 UFC)

Referee: Jorge Ortiz

ROUND 1- White is making his UFC debut with a 9-0 record, and he is Payan’s third different opponent after both Sean Soriano and Mike Brown were forced out. Payan is looking to end a two-fight losing streak. Payan is the favorite. Jorge Ortiz will officiate this bout. Payan with a body kick to start off the fight. They trade kicks and Payan lands a left hook. White with a left hand and a kick to the body. Payan with a body kick and White comes back with a body kick. White misses a spinning back fist but lands a body kick. Payan with a right hand to the body. Payan lands an overhand right. Payan misses a head kick but lands a right hand. White with a left hand and misses a spinning back fist. White drops Payan with a punch and several punches on the ground and Payan is out and this fight is over! Left hand from White dropped Payan and he landed about seven punches. Payan protested the stoppage but he was out cold and woken up from a punch.

Official Result: Alex White def. Estevan Payan by TKO (punches) at 1:28 of Round 1


Jorge Masvidal (25-8, 2-1 UFC) vs. Pat Healy (31-18 (1), 0-3 (1) UFC)

Referee: Jorge Alonso

ROUND 1- We move to lightweight action. Both men are looking to get back into the win column. Healy hasn’t scored an official win in his last three fights. Masvidal is the betting favorite. Masvidal comes out quickly but eats a leg kick from Healy. Healy with another leg kick. Healy with another leg kick and follows it with a right hand. Healy with a combo. Masvidal just misses a left hand. Masvidal with a side push kick. Healy tags Masvidal and tries a takedown but it is defended and they break. Healy with a right hand and then one to the body. Healy with an inside leg kick. Masvidal with a leg kick and they trade punches. They trade punches and Healy lands a flush right hand. Healy goes for a takedown against the fence but Masvidal defends it. Masvidal has the neck and is looking for a standing guillotine but Healy is defending. Masvidal with some knees to the head and some elbows to the body. They break. Healy with a combo to the body but eats a knee. Healy going back for a takedown but eats an elbow to the side of the head. Healy gets the fight down to the mat but Masvidal gets up. He eats some punches and a knee on the way up. Healy still has this fight pushed against the fence. Healy with a right hand and goes back for the takedown. Masvidal with an elbow. Healy with a knee to the body and they push each other away. Masvidal lands a solid combo. Masvidal with a head kick. Healy with a leg kick. Masvidal with a body kick. They trade punches. Masvidal with a flying knee and they scramble. Masvidal is on top and looking for a choke as Healy rolls out. Healy with a few kicks and the round ends. Competitive and close round. 10-9 Masvidal.

ROUND 2- They trade punches and Healy lands a right hand. Healy with some left hooks to the body and pushes the fight against the fence and looks for the takedown. Healy with some body punches and goes back down looking to get the fight down. Masvidal with some side elbows. Masvidal with a standing knee. They break and Healy lands a combo to the body. Masvidal with a knee to the body and they spin and break. Healy with a left hook to the body. Masvidal with a step-in jab. They trade punches. Masvidal with a side push kick. Masvidal lands a series of right hands flush. Healy pushes in for another takedown but pushes Masvidal against the fence. Healy with a knee to the body. Healy misses a right hand on the break. They exchange punches. Masvidal with a spinning back kick and then a right hand after a jab. Masvidal with a leg kick. Healy lands a left hook and then scores a takedown. Masvidal with some elbows on the mat and he gets to his feet. Healy has the back of Masvidal and lands some knees to the leg. Masvidal with some short punches. Healy with some left hands and then body punches in the clinch. Masvidal gets a front choke but Healy gets out. They break. They trade body punches. Healy with some punches and goes back for a takedown. Healy and Masvidal trade knees to the body and the round ends. 10-9 Masvidal, 20-18 Masvidal.

ROUND 3- We have Masvidal up but this has been competitive and the Florida judges have had weird scorecards. Masvidal with a side push kick. They trade right hands and Healy goes down and grabs the single leg. Masvidal has stuffed 8 of 10 takedowns so far. Healy has the tie up against the fence but Masvidal reverses positions. Masvidal has the double underhooks and lands a knee to the body on the break. Masvidal with a head kick and then a body kick. Healy with a right hand and then a combo to the body. They clinch and battle for positioning against the fence. Masvidal has the advantage. Healy with a short elbow and a reversal. They break. Masvidal with a jab and Healy with an inside leg kick. Healy shoots in for a power takedown and slams Masvidal down in the center of the Octagon. Masvidal gets up and rolls for a leglock and ends up on top. Masvidal in half-guard and looking to scoop his leg out. Masvidal spins and is on top in half-guard and lands from the top. Healy scoots towards the fence and looks to wall walk. Healy with short punches against the fence. Masvidal with some left hands as they get to their feet. Masvidal with a takedown and into side control. Healy with short punches from the bottom. Masvidal looks for the hook and gets it. Healy tries to roll out and they scramble for position. Elbows to the butt by Masvidal. Healy working hard to get this fight down but it is defended. Healy with a right hand to the body and then a series of punches. Final seconds here. They trade right hands to end the fight. Solid action and competitive. 10-9 Masvidal, 30-27 Masvidal.

Official Result: Jorge Masvidal def. Pat Healy by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Thiago Alves (19-9, 11-6 UFC) vs. Seth Baczynski (19-10, 5-3 UFC)

Referee: Herb Dean

ROUND 1- Alves is returning to action after being out for more than 25 months due to injuries. He is a former title challenger but he did lose his last fight to Martin Kampmann in March 2012. Baczynski won his last bout. Alves is the betting favorite. Herb Dean will be the referee. Bacyznski with a left hand to start. Alves misses a leg kick. Alves with a left hook. Baczynski with a combo and then a head kick. They trade punches. They trade kicks. Alves with an inside leg kick and then a big outside leg kick. Baczynski with a front kick and right hand. They trade leg kicks. They trade strikes. Alves with a leg kick. Baczynski goes for a takedown but it is defended against the fence and they break. Alves with a leg kick and then a right hand. Alves lands a combo while Baczynski lands an uppercut. Alves with a big leg kick and Baczynski counters with his own. Alves with another leg kick. Alves misses a big head kick. They trade punches. Alves with a combo and they trade punches. Alves with a right hand and a left hook. Baczynski with a leg kick. Alves with a right hand and Baczynski stumbles. Baczynski with a leg kick. Baczynski is cut and eats a leg kick from Alves. Alves with a body kick and then a head kick and a right hand. Alves with two big leg kicks. Alves with an inside leg kick. Alves just misses a knee but lands a body kick. Baczynski with a flying knee but eats a huge leg kick from Alves. The round closes out. 10-9 Alves.

ROUND 2- Alves with a leg kick. Baczynski misses a high kick. Bacyznski lands a right hand. Alves with an inside leg kick. Alves with another leg kick and stuffs a takedown. Alves is landing the leg kicks at will. Another big leg kick from Alves then one to the head and then to the body. Another leg kick from Alves and then a lunging combo. Baczynski with a front kick but eats a leg kick. They trade punches. They each land combos and Alves tags Baczynski. Alves with a body kick. Baczynski with a right hand. Alves with an inside leg kick. Alves with two knees to the head as he grabbed Baczynski. Alves with the jab. Alves with a body kick and then a right hand. Alves with a high kick. Bacyznski with a Superman punch and then a right hand. Baczysnki starts the clinch but they break. Alves with a body kick. They trade punches and Baczynski is bleeding. Alves is now bleeding too. They trade punches. Alves with a leg kick. Baczynski misses a kick. Alves lands a right hand. Alves with a leg kick. They trade kicks. Alves with a high kick and then an inside leg kick. Alves with a head kick. They trade punches. Baczysnki with a solid left hook and Alves lands a big leg kick to finish the round. 10-9 Alves, 20-18 Alves.

ROUND 3- Alves is in control with the leg kicks. Baczynski tries for the push kick. Alves with a body kick. Alves with a left hook. Baczysnki counters with a left hand. Baczynski goes for a takedown but Alves defends as they get against the fence. They break. Alves with another leg kick. That is 41 landed so far. Alves with a combo and a leg kick. Alves drops him with a leg kick but Baczynski gets right back up. Alves with a body kick and Baczynski lands a right hand. Baczysnki with an uppercut and Alves stumbles back. Baczynski goes for a takedown against the fence but Alves shakes it off and lands a leg kick. Alves with a straight right hand. Baczysnki lands a big right hand. Alves counters with one of his own. Alves with a hard right hand. Baczynski lands a combo but eats a leg kick. Baczynski with another attempt to get it down. Alves defends it. Bacyznski with a push kick. Alves lands a left hook. Alves with a right hand and a body kick. Alves just misses a huge leg kick. Baczysnki with a combo but misses another takedown attempt. Alves with a knee and they break. Baczysnki with a left hook but Alves lands a leg kick. They trade punches. Alves with a right hand and is turning it on. Big knees in the clinch by Alves. Takedown attempt stuffed by Alves. Alves with a leg kick. Alves with a body kick. His kicks are at high quality tonight. Big right hand from Alves. Bacyznski with a combo but eats another leg kick. That will be the difference. They swing to end the fight. 10-9 Alves, 30-27 Alves.

Official Result: Thiago Alves def. Seth Baczynski by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Rafael Dos Anjos (20-6, 9-4 UFC) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (21-0, 5-0 UFC)

Referee: John McCarthy

ROUND 1- Time to end the prelims with a big lightweight bout. Dos Anjos has won five straight. Nurmgomedov has never lost in 21 fights. He is the favorite. John McCarthy is the referee. Nurmgomedov comes out with a combo to start. Dos Anjos misses a body kick and is forced back by Nurmgomedov and his striking. They trade punches. Dos Anjos with a body kick. Nurmgomedov drops down for a takedown and he completes it. Dos Anjos quickly tries to work back to his feet but eats some punches from Nurmgomedov. They get to their feet. Nurmgomedov still has the leg and is looking to get it back down and does. They get back up. Dos Anjos with a knee and they break. Dos Anjos with a body kick. Nurmgomedov with a combo. Nurmgomedov presses forward and gets this fight drug back to the ground. Dos Anjos is working to get an arm on the bottom. Nurmgomedov is in half-guard but they get to their feet. Dos Anjos with some short punches in the clinch. Nurmgomedov with some short knees but Dos Anjos lands a big one on the break. Nurmgomedov with a big uppercut as he goes back for the legs. They break. Nurmgomedov with a front kick. They trade strikes. Dos Anjos lands a right hook. Dos Anjos with a combo to the body. They trade punches. Nurmgomedov with a leg kick. Dos Anjos misses a jumping front kick. They trade to end the round. 10-9 Nurmgomedov.

ROUND 2- Nurmgomedov comes out with a right hand. Dos Anjos with a leg kick. Nurmgomedov with a body kick. Dos Anjos misses a jumping kick. Nurmgomedov with a right hand. Nurmgomedov with a quick combo and then another and some body punches. Nurmgomedov goes for the takedown and gets it and is on top but Dos Anjos has his neck. Dos Anjos is looking for the guillotine and is squeezing hard but Nurmgomedov pops out and lands some punches from the top. They scramble to the feet but go back down. Nurmgomedov is pressuring Dos Anjos down on the mat. Nurmgomedov looks to take full back control and Dos Anjos is warned to not grab the fence. Nurmgomedov with some knees to the legs of Dos Anjos. Nurmgomedov with some knees to the body and has the body lock. Dos Anjos is having trouble getting out. They get to their feet. Dos Anjos looks for the neck Nurmgomedov moves it to a takedown and is in half-guard. Nurmgomedov with some short body punches. Nurmgomedov goes into full guard. Nurmgomedov with a big elbow from the top. Right hand by Nurmgomedov. Some big punches from Nurmgomedov but Dos Anjos lands from the bottom. Both landing on the ground. Dos Anjos looks to throw his legs up Nurmgomedov gets out and lands some big punches to end the round. 10-9 Nurmgomedov, 20-18 Nurmgomedov.

ROUND 3- This has been mostly Nurmgomedov in control. Dos Anjos misses a head kick. Nurmgomedov with a head kick and then a body kick. Dos Anjos with a body kick. Dos Anjos with a head kick. Nurmgomedov lands a left hand and then a high kick but Dos Anjos comes back with a leg kick. They clinch against the fence and have dual body locks. Nurmgomedov grabs a single leg and looks to get this fight back to the mat. Dos Anjos escapes. Dos Anjos with an uppercut. They trade body kicks and Dos Anjos shoots in for a takedown. Nurmgomedov with a big judo throw reversal and he gets the fight down and is in half-guard. Nurmgomedov with an excellent showing here. Nurmgomedov with a body punch on the ground. Nurmgomedov is in the full guard. They are warned to work. Left hands from Nurmgomedov. Nurmgomedov gets to his feet but is relentless in going back into the guard of Dos Anjos. Nurmgomedov with big elbows and punches from the top inside closed guard. Nurmgomedov with a big right hand. Nurmgomedov postures but quickly takes control of Dos Anjos’ back. Nurmgomedov with some right hands from the back. Nurmgomedov with smothering punches from the top. Nurmgomedov is going to cruise to a win here. 10-9 Nurmgomedov, 30-27 Nurmgomedov.

Official Result: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Rafael Dos Anjos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Brad Tavares (12-1, 7-1 UFC) vs. Yoel Romero (7-1, 3-0 UFC)

Referee: Jorge Ortiz

ROUND 1- We kick off the main card with a middleweight bout. Tavares has won five straight fights while Romero has won all three of his UFC bouts since moving from Strikeforce. Tavares is the slight favorite in this fight. Jorge Ortiz will be the third man inside the Octagon. Tavares with a quick combo to start things off. Tavares lands a right hand. Romero misses a knee and a side kick. Tavares with a leg kick. Romero with a side kick. Tavares lands a right hand and they trade leg kicks. Romero just misses a head kick. Tavares with a leg kick and Romero counters with one. Romero misses a jumping kick. Romero with a left hand and flying knee and transitions to a quick takedown. Romero has the neck but looks to take the back. Tavares gets to his feet. Romero has an arm but lets go. Romero with a knee to the body and then scores a big takedown into side control. Romero with a back elbow. Tavares rolls and gives up his back but they get up. Romero has Tavares’ back. Romero with some knees to the back legs of Tavares. Romero drags it down to the mat but they get right back up. Romero with some knees. They break and Tavares lands a solid right hand and knee. They tie up and Romero gets the fight back to the mat and grabs the neck. They get back up. Romero looks for a kimura. The round is going to end and a good start for Romero. 10-9 Romero.

ROUND 2- Romero with a quick combo and gets the fight back to the mat immediately. Romero into side control. Romero looking to set up a possible arm triangle. Tavares scrambles out and they get to their feet. Romero with a head kick and Tavares lands a knee in return. Tavares with a leg kick. Tavares with a right hand. Romero with a straight elbow and Tavares drops for a moment. Romero with a body kick. Tavares with one. Romero feints with a flying attack and lands a left hand and they clinch against the fence. Big left and right hand from Romero and Tavares is gushing blood now. Tavares with a knee in the clinch and drops for a takedown but Romero is defending it. They are being warned to work by the referee. They get to their feet but go down before getting up again. They break. Tavares misses a high kick but lands a flying knee and a right hand. They tie up against the fence. Romero drags it down but they get up. They will ride it out in the clinch to the final round. 10-9 Romero, 20-18 Romero.

ROUND 3- Romero comes out with a head kick. Side kick from Romero. Tavares lands a left hand and drops for a takedown but it is defended and they clinch. Romero with some knees to the head of Tavares. They break and Tavares lands a quick left hand. Tavares with a right hand. Tavares lands a solid combination. Tavares with a leg kick and then another as Romero lands a body kick. Tavares misses a head kick. Tavares misses another head kick. Romero with a left hand but eats a right hand from Tavares. Tavares with a leg kick but Romero powers through it for a big takedown. Romero looks to take the back of Tavares. They get to their feet but Romero has the back. They switch. Tavares with a knee in the clinch. They are warned to work and are broken up to the center of the Octagon. Tavares misses a right hand but lands a leg kick. Romero with a side kick to the leg. Romero with a leg kick. Tavares misses a spinning wheel kick. Romero with a left hand and then gets the fight down into side control. Romero finishes off with some big elbows. Dominant win by Romero. 10-9 Romero, 30-27 Romero.

Official Result: Yoel Romero def. Brad Tavares by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Donald Cerrone (22-6 (1), 9-3 UFC) vs. Edson Barboza (13-1, 7-1 UFC)

Referee: Jorge Alonso

ROUND 1- We move to lightweights in a fight that has the potential to be all action. Cerrone is looking for his third straight win while Barboza is looking for his fourth straight. Barboza is a slight favorite. Jorge Alonso will be the referee. Barboza cmes out swinging and Cerrone got hurt early. Cerrone gets it down for a moment but they scramble to their feet. Barboza tagged him with a right hand early. Barboza with a left hand. Barboza with a left hand and Cerrone lands a leg kick. Barboza with a front kick. They trade punches. Barboza with a leg kick. They trade punches. Cerrone lands a right hand but eats a left hand. Cerrone with a leg kick. Cerrone with another leg kick and Barboza fires one back. They trade big punches and Barboza landed huge. Barboza with a spinning back kick to the body. Barboza with a jab and Cerrone lands a high kick. Barboza with a body kick. Cerrone with a right hand to the body. Cerrone with a straight right. Cerrone drops Barboza down with a left hand and quickly locks in a rear-naked choke and Barboza taps out! Cerrone dropped him with a jab and got that submission in fast and gets the huge win.

Official Result: Donald Cerrone def. Edson Barboza by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:15 of Round 1


Miesha Tate (13-5, 0-2 UFC) vs. Liz Carmouche (9-4, 1-2 UFC)

Referee: Herb Dean

ROUND 1- Time for the co-main event with two women trying to get back into a groove. Tate has lost both of her UFC fights while Carmouche has lost two of three. Tate is the odds-makers favorite. Herb Dean referees this fight. Carmouche misses a leg kick to start. Tate with an inside leg kick. Tate with a right hand. Tate with a front kick. Tate just misses a Superwoman punch. Tate with a left hand and they trade and clinch against the fence. Tate looks to drag the fight down to the mat. Carmouche takes Tate down to the mat. Tate is warned about a twelve-to-six elbow. Tate with side elbows to Carmouche. Carmouche not doing anything from the top. Tate looking to grab the neck. Tate with some side elbows. Carmouche with some right hands to Tate’s body but not doing much else. Tate gets to her feet and lands a back elbow. Carmouche has the body lock. Carmouche with a knee to Tate’s thigh. Tate with good defense avoiding the takedown but Carmouche gets it down. Tate gets back up. Tate tries to grab an arm for a kimura. Carmouche gets her arm free. Tate with some back elbows. Carmouche with a big knee. Tate has the arm but gets the fight back down and Carmouche in half-guard. Carmouche with some punches as the round ends. 10-9 Carmouche.

ROUND 2- Tate just misses a right hand but then lands one. Tate looking to land the jab. They trade and Carmouche shoots in. Tate grabs the neck against the fence. Carmouche locks the body and pushes Tate against the fence. Tate looks to take this fight down but Carmouche defends. Tate with some knees to Carmouche’s legs. They break. Tate with a left hand. Tate lands a combo. Tate with a front kick and then lands a left hand. They tie up against the fence. Carmouche with a takedown but Tate immediately starts landing elbows and they get to their feet. Carmouche drops back down and gets another takedown. Carmouche is holding Tate down as Tate struggles to get to her feet. Not much is happening though. Tate grabs the neck and gets to her feet and has a guillotine somewhat in across the chin. Tate drops down and is looking for the guillotine choke. Carmouche gets out but Tate is on top. Carmouche gets up and Tate lands some knees. Carmouche switches and takes Tate’s back but the round comes to a close. Neither did much but we’ll give it to Tate as she had better striking and the submission to negate two small takedowns from Carmouche. 10-9 Tate, 19-19.

ROUND 3- These ladies come out swinging and Tate lands some punches. Tate goes for a takedown against the fence and Carmouche lands some elbows. Tate with the takedown. Tate gets another takedown and is in side control. Tate with a short elbow. Tate looking for a mounted crucifix. Carmouche is looking to scramble out from under the bottom. Tate with elbows and punches from the top. Carmouche gets back to half-guard. Tate switches and takes Carmouche’s back and is looking for a choke. Tate has one hook in. Tate with big punches from the back. Tate is cranking on the neck but doesn’t have the choke in. Tate with some punches from Carmouche’s back. Tate trying for the submission but can’t get the arm under the chin. Tate is trying hard to get it locked in. Tate with big punches from the back. Carmouche is trying to stand but Tate flattes her out and it is locked in. Carmouche is defending but it is in deep. Carmouche got out. Tate was super close to getting the submission. Tate is on top and goes for the arm but falls into half-guard. Tate gets a big round there as the fight comes to an end. 10-8 Tate, 29-27 Tate.

Official Result: Miesha Tate def. Liz Carmouche by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1, 5-2 UFC) vs. Travis Browne (16-1-1, 7-1-1 UFC)

Referee: John McCarthy

ROUND 1- Time for the main event. A shot at the UFC Heavyweight Title is on the line. Both men have won three straight fights. Browne is the betting favorite. ‘Big’ John McCarthy will oversee the five-round bout. They trade shots early. Browne landed a leg kick and Werdum a right hand. Browne with a head kick that just misses. They trade right hands and Browne lands a knee in the clinch. Werdum misses a head kick. Browne with a front kick to the body. Browne with a big right hand. Browne drops Werdum with a right hand and Browne is unloading hammerfists as Werdum looks for a body lock. Werdum gets up and takes Browne down to the ground. Werdum is in the half-guard. Werdum is world class on the ground and looking to set up something. Werdum with short body punches and then goes to the head. Werdum looks to set up an arm triangle and softens Browne with some punches. Werdum gets to side control as Browne was looking to get up. Browne gets to his feet and they break. Browne with two body kicks. Browne with a left hook and a knee. They trade punches and Browne misses a big uppercut. Werdum with a leg kick and Browne with one as well. Werdum with a big body kick. They trade punches. Werdum with a leg kick and then another but Browne catches the leg and lets go. Browne with a wheel kick and they trade punches. Werdum with a leg kick. Werdum lands an uppercut. Werdum with a back kick. Werdum misses a wheel kick but lands some punches as the round ends and Browne was rocked. 10-9 Werdum.

ROUND 2- Werdum had Browne rocked at the end of round one. Werdum with a kick that goes below the belt. Werdum with a leg kick. Werdum with a body kick. Werdum with a leg kick and Browne comes back with a head kick. They throw punches that connect and Werdum turns it into a takedown and takes the back. Werdum has one hook in. Werdum is looking to get an arm in under Browne’s neck. Browne reverses and has Werdum in the half-guard. Werdum has head-and-arm control. Browne with small punches from the bottom. Werdum passes into side control. Werdum with right hands from the top. Werdum with some hammerfists from the top. Browne is stuck on the bottom. Werdum with more ground-and-pound. Browne is looking to scramble out but Werdum grabs his arm. Browne gets out and spins to his feet but Werdum has the neck and lets go. Werdum with a right hand. Browne is exhausted. Browne with a left hand. They trade punches. Browne misses a right hand. Werdum with a side kick. Werdum with a hard jab. Browne with a left hook. Browne lands a right hand. Browne misses a takedown and Werdum lands a knee to close the round. 10-9 Werdum, 20-18 Werdum.

ROUND 3- Browne with a left hand. Browne lands a right hand but Werdum lands a big combo in return and a body kick. Werdum with a spinning kick. Werdum with a left hand. Browne misses an overhand right. Werdum with a leg kick and a spinning back fist. Werdum with the jab. Werdum with a right hand. Browne with a straight left. Werdum falls down on a spin kick. Werdum with a body kick. Werdum with some punches that connect. Browne with a left hand. Browne with a big right hand. They clinch and Werdum lands a knee and is landing big punches to the head and body. A knee and they break. Werdum goes for a takedown and completes it but they get to their feet. Browne with a knee in the clinch. They break and Werdum lands a right hand. Browne misses a right hand. Werdum with a spinning back fist. Browne with a left hook. Browne with a right hand. Werdum with a leg kick. Werdum with a step-in knee. Werdum with a head kick. Werdum with a body kick. Werdum with a big combo to end the round. 10-9 Werdum, 30-27 Werdum.

ROUND 4- Werdum has been dominant. Werdum with the double jab. Werdum with two leg kicks. Browne misses a left hand. Werdum with a left hand. They both land left hands. Werdum with a left hand. Werdum with another jab. Werdum with a front kick and follows it with a right hand. Browne misses a left hook. The pace has slowed. Werdum with a body kick. Browne lands a right hand and a low kick that catches the cup. The action resumes. Browne with a right hand. Werdum grabs a leg and forces Browne against the fence. Big uppercut from Werdum. Browne with a front kick. Werdum with a left hand counter and then lands a right hand. Browne with a big overhand right. Browne just misses two head kicks. Werdum with the jab. Browne misses on a combo. Werdum is just moving around and not doing much trying to coast to the win. This fight is going to the final five minutes. 10-9 Werdum, 40-36 Werdum.

ROUND 5- Werdum has five minutes left until he gets the win. He’ll probably be very conservative here. Werdum gets a takedown and takes the back but they get to their feet. Browne with a left hand. Browne with a body kick and then another front kick. Werdum with a weak leg kick. They both miss jabs. Werdum lands a left hand. Browne lands a right hand. Werdum lands two right hands. Browne with a leg kick. Werdum with the jab. Werdum with another jab as Browne misses a right hand. Browne with a right hand. Werdum with the jab. Werdum lands a right hand. Werdum with another big right hand. Browne with a left hand. Werdum with a right hand and then a body kick. Browne with a leg kick. Browne just misses a head kick. Browne with a body kick. Werdum lands the jab. Browne with a left hand that misses. Werdum lands the jab. Browne misses a big right hand. Browne misses a wheel kick. Werdum with a front kick. Werdum with a jab to the body. Browne lands a left hand and a knee and a body kick as the round and fight ends. 10-9 Werdum, 50-45 Werdum.

Official Result: Fabricio Werdum def. Travis Browne by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)


MAIN CARD (FOX- 8 PM ET):
Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne
Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche
Donald Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza
Brad Tavares vs. Yoel Romero

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX SPORTS 1- 5 PM ET):
Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski
Jorge Masvidal vs. Pat Healy
Estevan Payan vs. Alex White
Caio Magalhaes vs. Luke Zachrich
Jordan Mein vs. Hernani Perpetuo

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS- 3:30 PM ET):
Dustin Ortiz vs. Ray Borg
Mirsad Bektic vs. Chas Skelly
Derrick Lewis vs. Jack May

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