Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com early on Saturday morning for all the results live as they happen from UFC On Fuel TV 6 in China.
Preliminary action is expected to get underway at around 7.40am ET (12.40pm UK) with the main card going live at 9pm ET (2pm UK).
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Cung Le defeats Rich Franklin by KO at 2.17mins of Rd1
Thiago Silva defeats Stanislov Nedkov by submission (arm triangle) at 1.45mins of Rd3
Dong Hyun Kim defeats Paulo Thiago by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Takanori Gomi defeats Mac Danzig by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Jon Tuck defeats Tiequan Zhang by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Tuck showed some excellent BJJ technique in this fight, but despite a dominant start he didn’t quite have it all his own way. It didn’t take long for Tuck to get his first takedown against Zhang and immediately he was looking for a finish, attempting an armbar that forced a series of scrambles. Zhang showed good submission defense throughout the round which was just as well as Tuck was all over him. Eager to change the momentum of the fight Zhang came out swinging for the fences in the second and landed some hurtful blows to his opponent that had the Chinese fans cheering. Perhaps unwisely he then took Tuck down to the mat, and before long he’d been reversed, allowing Tuck to take command for the rest of the round on top, taking mount and his back in the minute that followed. Zhang survived to the third though and again tried to make an impact on the feet in the closing five minute spell. Tuck was tiring by this point and his hands were held low so Zhang had an opportunity, but despite landing a few nice punches he wasn’t able to badly hurt him, and Tuck managed to keep him at bay with his jab.
Takeya Mizugaki defeats Jeff Hougland by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27 x2)
Hougland consistently found himself fighting from his back in this fight which he didn’t seem to mind, but despite his best efforts he just wasn’t able to find a submission from that position. Meanwhile Mizugaki was happy to take top control and feed Hougland a steady diet of ground and pound, and landed some hard shots in the process. Unable to find a way to change things up Hougland always looked like coming out on the losing end of this one.
Alex Caceres defeats Motonobu Tezuka by split decision (30-27 x2, 28-29)
Tezuka took this fight to the floor in the first round, but found Caceres crafty BJJ skills a handful to deal with resulting in a back-and-forth ground battle with Caceres looking the more dangerous with his submission attempts. That may have put Tezuka off his stride in the later rounds as he was looking to trade on the feet with him instead, but Caceres was able to outstrike him without taking much damage himself and went on to claim a split decision win – though it should be noted two of the judges saw it strongly in his favor and it should probably have been a unanimous verdict.
John Lineker defeats Yasuhiro Urushitani by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
This was a very entertaining flyweight fight. Urushitani started brightly, showing good footwork as he darted in and out with his offensive work. He was leaving his chin exposed at times while doing this though, and Lineker was able to capitalize on that later in the round, dropping him briefly with a left hook. Lineker started to pick up the pace in the second round and landed a perfectly placed spinning back kick to Urushitani’s liver which took a little spring out of his step. Lineker smartly focused on working more on his opponent’s body, landing some hard punches to the mid-section and occasionally going upstairs. So, a tough round for Urishitani, but to be fair to him he was still being offensive himself, but his strikes just didn’t have the same impact. Early in the third he again found himself sitting on the mat after Lineker waded in with a left hook followed by a straight right down to the pipe. Lineker continued to be the aggressor for the remainder of the fight and rightly claimed the decision win.
Riki Fukuda defeats Tom DeBlass by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Solid performance from Fukuda here to get the better of DeBlass over three rounds. In the first DeBlass had his moments, quickly finding his range and landing some hard punches, though Fukuda was able to secure a couple of takedowns to make it a closely fought round. From then on things really swung Fukuda’s way though as he outworked his opponent and made effective use of the clinch and more takedowns, and with DeBlass clearly tiring he also started to win the stand-up exchanges into the bargain.