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 Facebook preliminary card. Following the conclusion of the Facebook prelims, hop on over to our coverage of the night’s main card, which takes place on FUEL TV. Enjoy the fights everyone.
Antonio Braga Neto vs. Anthony Smith
Referee: Marc Goddard
ROUND 1- Marc Goddard is the referee as we get things kicked off. Neto rushes to the center of the Octagon. Neto misses with a huge right hand. Neto presses forward looking for the takedown but Smith lands a knee. Neto with a left hook that lands. They feel each other out for a moment. Both miss on some punches. Neto lands a combination but misses a knee to finish it out. Neto grabs Smith and scores a takedown and is taking the back with one hook in. Neto looking for the rear-naked choke but switches into half-guard. Neto goes for a heel hook, but moves to a kneebar and he gets it! Smith forced to tap out to the kneebar and Neto picks up the win. Smith limps at the end and seems to have a knee injury.
Official Result: Antonio Braga Neto def. Anthony Smith by submission (kneebar) at 1:52 of Round 1
Caio Magalhaes vs. Karlos Vemola
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
ROUND 1- They touch gloves to start the fight. Magalhaes immediately goes for a takedown but Vemola sprawls and lands punches. Vemola then looks for a takedown of his own and puts Magalhaes against the cage. Vemola drops down for a double-leg but Magalhaes locks in a guillotine. Vemola escapes and slams Magalhaes down and starts to unload with ground-and-pound. He is pounding away as Magalhaes looks for a submission. Vemola working a blitzing pace but Magalhaes is surviving the onslaught. Magalhaes looking for a triangle choke but can’t get it in. Vemola with short elbows to the face of Magalhaes. The pace begins to slow a bit as Magalhaes locks in an armlock but Vemola gets out of it. Vemola back in full guard and lands some punches. Vemola back on the attack with ground-and-pound that is hurting Magalhaes. Magalhaes is tired as Vemola continues to land. Vemola again lands with more short elbows and Magalhaes is in survival mode. They get back to the feet but Vemola looks to get it back down and he does. Back to the feet and Vemola has him against the cage. Magalhaes lands some short punches as Vemola looks for another takedown. Magalhaes has a standing guillotine locked in and Vemola slams him to the mat but it is in deep. Vemola escapes and ends the fight on top. 10-9 Vemola.
ROUND 2- They come out slowly and Magalhaes lands a big right hand and they get pushed against the cage. Magalhaes looks for a takedown but Vemola switches positions against the cage and is looking to take it to the ground. They switch again with both wrestling for position. Magalhaes takes it to the ground and he is on top. Vemola looks really tired as Magalhaes is looking to set up an arm-triangle choke. Magalhaes in half-guard but transitions to side control. Vemola moves and Magalhaes takes the back of Vemola. Magalhaes with some punches and looks for the rear-naked choke but lets go. Magalhaes with more punches to Vemola’s head. They move around and Magalhaes ends up back in side control. They get back to the feet for a moment and Magalhaes is attacking with punches. Vemola is super tired. Magalhaes gets the back of Vemola again and has a deep rear-naked choke and Vemola taps out! A big comeback from Magalhaes as he picks up the win by submission after being dominated in the first round.
Official Result: Caio Magalhaes def. Karlos Vemola by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:49 of Round 2
Rodrigo Damm vs. Mizuto Hirota
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
ROUND 1- They touch gloves to start the fight. Hirota lands two nice left hands to start out. Hirota lands a left hand but Damm counters with a nice fight hand. Damm changing stances and is throwing Hirota off balance. Hirota is holding his left hand low looking to land the jab and he stuns Damm with it. Damm backs up and looks for a takedown but it is stuffed. Damm knocks Hirota down and they scramble against the cage. Damm has a body lock with Hirota’s back and is looking to drag it to the ground, which he briefly does. Damm with a knee to the thigh of Hirota. Hirota lands short punches as Damm looks to pressure the fight to the ground. Hirota with a knee to Damm before the separate. Hirota lands a nice left hand that backs Damm up. Damm with two kicks that get checked. Both looking to land a nice punch and Damm lands a right hand then misses a big right hand. Hirota lands a left hook. Damm misses on a combination. Damm with a leg kick followed by another. Big right hand landed by Damm. Damm lands a nice combo to end the round. 10-9 Damm.
ROUND 2- They feel each other out to start the middle round. Damm with a left leg kick. Hirota backs Damm up with a one-two combo. Hirota looks to land the left hand but Damm uses his reach to keep it from landing. Damm with good head movement that is not allowing Hirota to land his left jab. Damm with a big right hand followed by a solid left hand. Hirota lands a big leg kick. Damm switches stances and lands a leg kick but Hirota counters with his own. Both land the left hand. Hiorta continues to attempt to land the left hand but Damm knows it is coming. Hirota does land that left jab though. Hirota continues to look for the left and Damm is countering nicely. Hirota with a leg kick and is starting to back Damm up. Damm with a big left kick to the head of Hirota. Hirota lands an overhand right. Damm misses a big right hand. Both land left hands. Damm looks for the takedown but Hirota escapes. Hirota lands a jab followed by a leg kick. Damm lands a left of his own. They both land again. They trade again as the round ends. 10-9 Damm.
ROUND 3- Close action headed to the final round. Both land left hands and Damm lands a big right hand. Hirota lands the jab. Hirota looking to mix it up as he lands to the body. Damm goes for the takedown but Hirota stuffs it. Both land the left hand which is what they’ve been using for most of the fight. Hirota with a leg kick. Damm lands a right hand but Hirota isn’t fazed. Damm misses with a lunging left hook. Hirota lands a nice combination. He backs Damm up and blocks a takedown attempt from Damm. Hirota again attacks the body. Both begin to trade and Damm starts to pick up the pace. Damm goes southpaw but back to orthodox. Hirota lands the lead left hand again. They tie up for a moment but break and Damm lands a leg kick. Hirota attacks the body once again. Damm grabs Hirota and gets a takedown and then lands a big suplex. They get back to the feet and Hirota goes on the attack with his punches. Hirota backs Damm up. They trade to end the fight. May come down to the second round. 10-9 Hirota.
Official Result: Rodrigo Damm def. Mizuto Hirota by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Leandro Silva
Referee: Marc Goddard
ROUND 1- Alcantara has Silva against the cage to start and lands a left body kick. Alcantara lands some punches as Silva has his back against the cage. Alcantara lands a knee and Silva goes for a takedown but misses. Alcantara backs Silva up against the cage again. Alcantara slips on a punch and Silva jumps into his guard. Alcantara tries to cause separation as Silva goes to his feet. Alcantara looks to grab Silva’s leg and uses that to get back to his feet. Silva looking for a takedown as he has Alcantara against the cage. They break. Both men in a southpaw stance. Silva lands a nice combination but Alcantara continues to back Silva up. Silva goes for a single-leg takedown but Alcantara keeps it upright. Silva has him against the cage. Alcantara switches it and scores a takedown and is on top. Alcantara looks to posture up as Silva goes for a leg attack. Alcantara back into half-guard. Alcantara lands some punches from the top. Alcantara is bleeding. Not much happening as the crowd begins to boo. Both landing shots on the ground. Alcantara stands up and referee Marc Goddard orders Silva up. Alcantara bleeding big from under his right eye. Silva misses with a spinning roundhouse kick. Alcantara backs Silva against the cage and Silva goes for a takedown as the round ends. 10-9 Alcantara.
ROUND 2- Silva tries to get the crowd going to start the round. Silva lands a combination ending with a kick. Silva with another front leg kick. Both switching stances. Alcantara backs Silva against the cage with a combo. Alcantara lands some nice right hands and backs Silva up. Silva with some leg kicks and is attacking with his legs. Alcantara with a body kick. Silva backs Alcantara up with a combination. Silva with a nice right jab as the crowd begins to boo again. Alcantara lands a knee against the cage as he switches stances. Silva with a leg kick. Alcantara misses on an uppercut against the cage. Silva circles around and looks for a takedown. Alcantara stuffs it though. Alcantara with a leg kick. Silva misses on a front kick. Both utilizing stance switches. Silva tries to attack the body but Alcantara is showing good defense. The pace has slowed and both circle looking to land. Alcantara lands a spinning kick but Silva shakes it off. Silva lands a punch-kick combo. Alcantara applies pressure. Silva looks for a takedown but nothing. Silva misses a spin kick and Alcantara punches him to end the round. 10-9 Alcantara.
ROUND 3- They touch gloves to start and both land left hands. Silva lands a leg kick and Alcantara misses on a head kick. Silva with a leg kick as he starts to be a little aggressive. Alcantara bleeding from below the right eye again. Alcantara backs Silva against the cage with a combo. Silva goes for a running takedown but Alcantara steps away from it. Alcantara with an outside leg kick. Silva with a leg kick. The crowd is restless again as they start to boo. Silva goes for a takedown but Alcantara keeps it on the feet. Silva has a leg and Alcantara gives him some elbows. Alcantara with a trip takedown. and is on top. Alcantara gets to his feet as Silva stays on his back. Alcantara goes back to the ground with a big right hand landing on the way down. Silva looking for separation but Alcantara is working nicely from the top. Alcantara stands and comes down with some right hands. Silva lands an illegal upkick but it was accidental. They get back to the feet and both start to fire away with punches. Silva pressuring big and backing Alcantara up. Silva misses a right hand and Alcantara gets a takedown and is on top. Silva scrambles from the bottom and they get back to the feet. Alcantara with a kick to the body. Silva with his own leg kick. They look to land to end the fight. 10-9 Alcantara.
Official Result: Ildemar Alcantara def. Leandro Silva by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Godofredo Pepey vs. Felipe Arantes
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
ROUND 1- The crowd goes crazy for Pepey. Pepey backs Arantes up with some punches and is looking to take the fight to the mat. Pepey takes the back of Arantes and takes the fight to the ground. They switch and Arantes ends up on top. Pepey very active from the bottom as both land shots. Arantes with a big right hand and Pepey lands soft body punches. Arantes with a left hand and Pepey lands big elbows from the bottom. Pepey very active still from the bottom as he lands more. Arantes is active as well but he has to block some elbows. Pepey looking to use his legs to set up a submission but Arantes begins to land some ground-and-pound. Pepey grabs Arantes’ arm and sweeps and ends up on top of Arantes. Pepey in mount and is landing some body punches as the crowd begins to chant. Pepey with some ground-and-pound but Arantes causes a switch and is on top. Arantes is landing some big elbows as Arantes pours it on. Arantes with some hard ground-and-pound and Pepey is in trouble. Dan Miragliotta steps in and stops the fight as Pepey eats tons of elbows and punches. Arantes with the TKO victory!
Official Result: Felipe Arantes def. Godofredo Pepey by TKO (strikes) at 3:32 of Round 1
Raphael Assuncao vs. Vaughan Lee
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
ROUND 1- Touch of gloves to start the final preliminary fight. Assuncao misses with some kicks and Lee lands his own leg kick. Assuncao backs Lee up with a striking attack and lands a head kick. Assuncao puts Lee against the cage and goes for a takedown. Lee defends nicely and they break. Assuncao lands a left hand and Lee is forced to circle back to the center of the Octagon. Assuncao pressures and lands a combo. Assuncao misses a flying knee. Lee misses on a combination and misses a big head kick. Lee lands a jab as Assuncao looked for a takedown opportunity. Assuncao backs Lee up with a combo. Lee gets a leg kick. They tie up and Assuncao pushes Lee against the cage and gets a trip takedown. They get back to the feet but Assuncao has Lee against the cage. They break. Lee goes for a leg kick but Assuncao counters with a punch. Assuncao backs Lee back up and picks him up and delivers a huge slam on Lee. Assuncao is in half-guard and lands body punches. Assuncao trying to cause separation on the ground as he passes to side control. Assuncao lands an elbow and goes into mount. Assuncao starts to pour on ground-and-pound but Lee is able to get it up. Mario Yamasaki warns about a knee as the round ends. 10-9 Assuncao.
ROUND 2- Assuncao misses a superman punch to start the round. Lee lands a head kick. Assuncao lands his own leg kick and presses forward. Lee misses on a front kick. Both fighting as a southpaw and they tie up after both miss on punches. Assuncao is bleeding from his left eye. Assuncao presses Lee against the cage and is looking for the takedown. Lee’s coaches urge him to not get taken down but he does. Assuncao falls right into mount and grabs an arm. Assuncao looking for an armbar as he transitions on the mat but Lee is blocking it. Assuncao rolls him over and is trying to separate the arm. Assuncao gets the armbar locked in and Lee taps out! Assuncao with the submission victory!
Official Result: Raphael Assuncao def. Vaughan Lee by submission (armbar) at 1:51 of Round 2