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Live results for the Facebook and Fuel TV undercard broadcast for UFC on FX 5. The evening is main evented by Travis Browne taking on Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.
As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot. Our live coverage will start with the prelim fights on Facebook (currently scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET) and continuing through the Fuel TV prelim card (5 p.m. ET) through the FX main card (8 p.m. ET)
This post will cover live results and thoughts for the undercard on Facebook and Fuel.
The undercard "headliner" was originally scheduled to be a bout between Yves Edwards and Jeremy Stephens, but at the time of writing Stephens was still being held after being arrested this morning and the fight is in jeopardy (even though Dana says it will go ahead as scheduled), if that fight is cancelled, it will join Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares which was cancelled at the weigh-ins when Hallman couldn't make weight due to "personal issues." In fights that are definitely happening news, Danny Castillo is set to face Michael Johnson. Shane Roller will also be facing Jacob Volkmann in an intriguing battle of grapplers. Rounding out the Fuel portion of the card is a bout between Diego Nunes and Bart Palaszewski and Phil Harris taking on Darren Uyenoyama.
Facebook will see two fights, Marcus LeVesseur vs. Carlo Prater and Mike Pierce vs. Aaron Simpson.
Make sure to come back during the event and share your thoughts as the event goes down.
Update: There are now no Facebook fights with the cancellation of Edwards/Stephens. The undercard will start at 5 p.m. ET on Fuel TV.
Update 2: Stephens/Edwards is now not cancelled according to Dana? I don't know. No one knows when it's happening or anything.
The Fuel broadcast is now live.
Darren Uyenoyama vs. Phil Harris - Round 1 - Darren moving forward, flat footed. Darren ducks under a punch and grabs a body lock. Harris ends up taking his back in the stand-up and landing knees to his hamstrings. Darren quickly gets his legs up and is looking to lock up a triangle, Haris stands up and Darren almost lands a rolling kick. Harris coming up a little short on hsi punches and Darren with some kicks that are blocked. 10-9 Uyenoyama.
Round 2 - Darren looking a bit more comfortable on the feet and doing some Diaz brother style hand flashing stuff between punches. Leg kick by Darren. Uyenoyama pushing him into the cage now and Harris with a nice little inside punch flurry and he's looking for a takedown now. Darren with a takedown using a kimura and he still has the arm but gives up on it as he transitions from taking the back to getting back on top. Darren back to the back and he's landing some punches. Now he locks in a rear naked choke. Harris has no choice but to tap. Darren Uyenoyama wins by submission (rear naked choke), round 2.
Bart Palaszewski vs. Diego Nunes - Round 1 - Nunes landing some hard shots early and Bart is on the run. Now, Bart manages to catch a guillotine choke in the clinch and Nunes takes him down but Bart has it locked pretty tight. Bart now transitions to a triangle choke attempt but he has a very bad cut. He's trying to finish locking up that choke. Nunes gets out of danger of the choke, Nunes with some big elbows. Bart tries to elbow off his back and Nunes answers back hard. They get back to the feet and Bart is trying to come forward and he gets tagged with a big right hand. He's down and Nunes is on top landing big shots as he passes. Nunes tags him some more with about ten seconds left. 10-8 Nunes
Round 2 - Nunes moving well. landing some good shots including that sweeping fight hand again. Bart gets a response and now Nunes with a hard spinning backfist. Nunes with a takedown now. Nunes trying to take the back but Bart does get up. Nunes with some more wild punches. Bart landing some leg kicks now but he nees to do something more dramatic than that. 10-9 Nunes
Round 3 - Early in the round Bart has him badly hurt after a very solid punch. Nunes is taking a long time to look "right" here but Bart isn't doing much. Now Nunes is firing heay shots again. Bart really let him off the hook there. Nunes gets a clinch and can't do anything with it. Now Nunes fires again but can't land and almost gets caught on the inside. Nunes misses a few kicks. Good spin kick by Nunes and now a big right and Bart goes down again. 10-9 Nunes.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 29-28, 30-27 Diego Nunes wins by unanimous decision.
Jacob Volkmann vs. Shane Roller - Round 1 - Volkmann can't get the takedown, but he lands an uppercut in a little flurry. Volkmann shooting again and he slides to the back standing, Roller trying to keep standing. Volkmann gets a hook in. Volkmann working some punches to try to open up the choke. Roller ends up having to tap as Volkmann had what looked like more of a facelock than a rear naked choke. Jacob Volkmann wins by submission, round 1.
Marcus LeVesseur vs. Carlo Prater - Round 1 - LeVesseur misses with a big punch right away and Prater clinches him and pushes him to the cage. Prater leaning on him now against the cage, throwing some knees to the body and LeVesseur quickly trips him and ends up on top. The ref stands them up after something like 15 seconds on the ground. Prater tries to jump into a triangle and Marcus walks him to the cage and holds him there. Prater looking to add a guillotine as well. LeVesseur pulls out the arm, ending the threat of a triangle and Prater gives up the guillotine as well. A lot of holding against the cage again as Marcus is looking for a takedown. 10-9 Prater.
Round 2 -Prater pushes him to the cage again. This is not a good fight. They trade inside uppercuts and now Marcus lands a little punch as they separate. Prater now looking for a guillotine choke off the bottom as they go to the ground. Marcus gets his head out and tries to throw a flurry before Prater circles away. 10-9 Prater I guess? this is awful
Round 3 - Marcus tries to flurry hard again but Prater would much rather hold on and go for chokes he can't finish. Again, Prater pulls a guillotine he can't finish and Marcus needs to do something with a minute left. 10-9 Prater.
Official scorecards: 29-28 Prater, 29-28 LeVesseur, 29-28 Prater. Marcus LeVesseur wins by split decision.
Aaron Simpson vs. Mike Pierce - Round 1 - They're clinched up within 8 seconds. Now they separate and open up a bit. Pierce with a takedown and Simpson pops up quickly and they're clinched against the cage. Simpson lands a hard right hand and Pierce is trying desperately for a takedown and Simpson lands a flurry of knees and now punches. Simpson with the takedown now and he went for the choke but Pierce escapes and survives the round. 10-9 Simpson.
Round 2 - Oh! Pierce catches him and Simpson is crumbing. Pierce piles it on with a flurry and Simpson it out! Mike Pierce wins by KO (punches), round 1. Well, that was more fun than expected.
Danny Castillo vs. Michael Johnson - Round 1 - Johnson flashing a few leg kicks, Castillo throwing some in return. Casillo a little short with his punches. Castillo landing a hard shot that drops Johnson and now he flurries with a bunch of hammerfists but can't finish. Castillo now locking up a head and arm triangle and he's turning up the pressure. Johnson trying to defend as Castillo jumps back to mount. Johnson gets out of the choke and gets half guard. Castillo still grinding with short punches from half guard. Castillo keeping tight to him and not giving Johnson any space to try to get back up. 10-8 Castillo.
Round 2 - Johnson bouncing and thorwing some jabs and now a body kick. Johnson tries for a hard left hand now. Johnson pushing the pace hard this round. Johnson with a short left hand shot and Castillo is down! Johnson follows up with a big flurry on the ground and Castillo is out cold. Eyes rolled back in his head and just out. Michael Johnson wins by KO (punches), round 2.