Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com this evening for all the results live as they happen from UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil.
The preliminary action is set to commence at aprox 7.30pm ET (12.30am UK) with the main card going live at 10.30pm ET (3.30am UK).
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Lyoto Machida defeats Gegard Mousasi by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45 x2)
Ronaldo Souza defeats Francis Carmont by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Erick Silva defeats Takenori Sato by KO at 0.52mins of Rd1
Nicholas Musoke defeats Viscardi Andrade by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Charles Oliveira defeats Andy Ogle by submission (triangle choke) at 2.40mins of Rd3
Joe Proctor defeats Cristiano Marcello by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
For those counting we’re now seven for seven in terms of decisions on this card. Maybe Dana White will be regretting taking away the ‘KO Of The Night’ and ‘Submission Of The Night’ awards prior to this event! Proctor was the winner in this one, with his striking being the big difference, appearing to rock Marcello a few times during the fight, though he wasn’t able to find a finish.
Rodrigo Damm defeats Ivan Jorge by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Six fights into the card, and all six have ended by decision! This time it was Rodrigo Damm who emerged on top after he survived some blistering striking exchanges with Jorge in the first round and then later in the second round after a couple of stoppages for eye-pokes to each man he started to turn the screw, and despite both men tiring significantly and sporting blood on their faces in the final five minutes they offered up competitive action that Damm would be judged to have got the edge of to complete a unanimous decision win.
Francisco Trinaldo defeats Jesse Ronson by split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Another competitive fight for the most part, and yet another decision! Trinaldo edged the first round with some nice punches to the body softening up Ronson, while he also made good use of the clinch and knees at times. In the second Ronson seemed to step up a gear in the stand-up and put together some nicely diverse striking to leave all to play for in the final five minutes. Ronson looked bright initially, but it was Trinaldo who came on stronger as the round progressed, landing some decent strikes and securing a couple of takedowns too.
Yuri Alcantara defeats Wilson Reis by split decision (30-27 x2, 28-29)
The first round was very competitive, with Alcantara getting hurt on the feet initially and then some good scrambles on the mat ensued. Eventually they were back on their feet and Alcantara was able to drop Reis with a punch. Alcantara wasn’t able to take advantage of his opponent being dazed on the mat though and Reis ended up getting up and landing a takedown, though he was then reversed and his back taken to close the round. In the second Alcantara dropped Reis early with a left hand, but again wasn’t able to capitalize. More battles for position on the mat followed with Alcantara getting the better of it. Then closing in on the final minute Reis was able to get on top and control the rest of the round. In the third Alcantara landed some good strikes before being taken down. Reis had the dominant position now, but didn’t do a whole lot with it, and that cost him when Alcantara got up in the closing stages and then took him down before landing some busy ground and pound to steal the round and secure the decision win.
Felipe Arantes vs. Maximo Blanco by unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
Blanco started the first round off well and was able to takes Arantes down early. Arantes was able to get up again and after some close stand-up exchanges he gained the upperhand in the final minute with an aggressive flurry ending with a right hand dropping Blanco. He then threatened with submission attempts, but Blanco escaped and survived to the bell. Blanco again got the takedown early in the second and again Arantes was able to eventually work back upright before they traded in fairly close fashion on the feet. In the third Blanco landed an illegal groin kick and, perhaps a little harshly, that lead to a point being deducted. Blanco responded by getting a takedown when they restarted, then immediately had to fend off a submission attempt and eventually opted to stand back up. The two then traded a few takedowns before Arantes finished with a little more energy than his opponent on the feet. Luckily the point deduction didn’t affect the outcome of the fight as the judges believed he’d done enough to win anyway.
Ildemar Alcantara defeats Albert Tumenov by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Good back and forth battle here with both men having success in the stand-up and on the mat at times over the course of 15 minutes. Tumenov briefly dropped Alcantara in a hectic and highly competitive first round, but Alcantara really worked his takedowns well in the second to firmly secure it in his favor, while the third was close, but Alcantara had a little more left in the tank and finished stronger to earn the split decision win.
Zubair Tahugov defeats Douglas Silva by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Tahugov comfortably beat Silva on the scorecards here after besting him primarily in the stand-up department. His best work came in the first round where he gained the upperhand and then opened up a deep cut on Silva’s forehead with a hook that forced a doctors stoppage. Silva was cleared to continue, but didn’t seem to really get going in the fight until the third round where he rallied a little, but by that stage it was too late to turn the decision in his favor.