As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le. Our live coverage will start with the prelim fights on Facebook (currently scheduled for 7:40 a.m. ET) and continuing through the Fuel main card broadcast (9 a.m. ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
This post will cover live results and thoughts for the Fuel TV broadcast.
The evening's main event sees UFC veteran and former middleweight champion Rich Franklin take on explosive striker Cung Le in a bout at 185 pounds. Thiago Silva will face Stanislav Nedkov in the card's co-main event. Dong Hyun Kim returns to the cage to face Paulo Thiago in an exciting welterweight bout.
MMA legend Takanori Gomi will face former Ultimate Fighter winner Mac Danzig. China will cheer on their local star as Tiequan Zhang takes on Jon Tuck. And kicking off the TV broadcast is a bout between Takeya Mizugaki and Jeff Hougland.
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Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland - Round 1 - Mizugaki gets a nice punch in and gets poked in the eye. Now Mizugaki landing in the clinch with good punches while Hougland lands some knees to the body. Left hand by Mizugaki. Leg kick follow up. Hougland tries hard for a takedown and Mizugaki doing a great job of staying on his feet. Now it's Mizugaki who gets the takedown. Mizugaki doing some good work from the top. Good right hands by Mizugaki. Mizugaki really tagging him with the ground and pound now. Mizugaki just wrecked him that round. 10-9 Mizugaki.
Round 2 - Mizugaki defending some takedown attempts and now landing a very good elbow. Mizugaki with the takedown and he lands some solid punches. Mizugaki constantly working and landing plenty of punches, but again Marc Goddard is threatening the stand-up. Now there's a bad stand-up. Mizugaki all day again. 10-9 Mizugaki.
Round 3 - Mizugaki with a hard punch early, Hougland gets a takedown but Mizugaki gets back to his feet. Now it's Mizugaki with the takedown. Mizugaki works, but of course Steve Perceval stands them up anyway. Mizugaki blasts away an opens up Hougland and the fight comes to an end. Easy sweep for Mizugaki.
Official scorecards: 30-25, 30-27, 30-27. Takeya Mizugaki wins by unanimous decision.
Tiequan Zhang vs. Jon Tuck - Round 1 - Zhang coming forward throwing punches and now he gets a big takedown from the clinch and is in side control. Tuck gets to guard and he's looking for an armbar. Zhang fighting like hell and wraps his legs around Tuck's head. Zhang gets out of the armbar and has a loose inverted triangle which Tuck escapes from. Tuck takes the back. Now to full mount. Tuck on the back again. Zhang manages to get back to his feet and Tuck just misses a head kick. 10-9 Tuck.
Round 2 -Zhang lands a big left hand. Tuck lands a big right of his own and Zhang gets the takedown. Tuck reverses and gets on top with ease. Tuck in mount now and Zhang has to figure out something beyond getting the takedowns. Now Tuck is on the back, Zhang defending again but not doing anything. 10-9 Tuck.
Round 3 - Zhang throwing hard punches early. Tuck landing a right hand. Zhang lands a big left hand. Now Tuck with a big knee. Hard jab from Tuck and he lands again. Now Zhang lands again. Zhang is trying awful hard and Tuck is returning with his own shots. Tuck counters again. They trade right hands. I guess we'll give Zhang round 3 to be nice. 10-9 Zhang. Would take unbelievable home cooking for a Zhang scorecard.
Official scorecards: 29-28, 30-27, 29-28. Jon Tuck wins by unanimous decision.
Takanori Gomi vs. Mac Danzig - Round 1 - Gomi trying to come forward, Danzig looks content early to stay on the outside. Gomi with nice combinations to the body and head early in the round. Danzig with a good jab. Danzig with a Thai clinch and he lands some good knees as and now a right hand. Gomi with a quick takedown now. Danzig gets back to his feet. Good right by Gomi. Leg kick by Gomi lands, and again. Good leg kick, right hand lead by Gomi. Gomi to the body again. Left hand by Danzig lands solidly. Danzig with a very nice takedown and he's on top landing some good shots. 10-9 Gomi.
Round 2 - Danzig with a few punches and Gomi returns with some hard jabs. Good combo by Danzig. Danzig with another Thai clinch but this time Gomi throws some hard punches in return. Nice shot to the body by Gomi. Both men landing hard. Danzig with a nice combo and now a great double leg. Danzig in the half guard. Hard elbow by Danzig and Gomi tries to get up and Danzig locks in a guillotine. Danzig really trying to finish the choke but the round ends. 10-9 Danzig.
Round 3 - Right hand from Gomi and Danzig is on his back. Danzig throws a few upkicks and Gomi is on top now in Danzig's guard. Gomi goes for a footlock, Danzig now going for the same thing but Gomi still on top. Danzig manages to get back to standing finally but with two minutes left he really needs to get going. Gomi shoots, Danzig sprawls and lands a few punches before Gomi gets to his feet. They're trading some really good punches on the feet now and Danzig tries for the takedown but can't get it. Danzig landing good uppercuts and a hook. Gomi throwing some heat now. 10-9 Gomi. Really good fight.
Official scorecards: 29-28 Danzig, 29-28 Gomi, 29-28 Gomi. Takanori Gomi wins by split decision.
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Paulo Thiago - Round 1 - Kim gets inside and is looking for he takedown and he finally manages to get it. Thiago ends up giving up his back and Kim gets both hooks in. Kim isn't able to lock in the choke and Kim still has the back. Now he lands some good punches. Kim trying for a neck crank now after he can't get the choke and the round ends. 10-9 Kim.
Round 2 - Thiago trying to strike early and Kim gets inside, looking for a takedown. As they go to the ground, Thiago tries to lock in a kimura. Kim gets his arm free and is looking to keep the fight on the ground now. Thiago finally manages to get out of the grasp of Kim before Kim turns back into him and gets a little trip takedown. Quick move to the d'arce choke by Kim and again the round ends. 10-9 Kim.
Round 3 - Thiago trying to get something done on the feet before Kim can get inside and shut him down again. Kim gets inside, gets another takedown and he's right to Thiago's back. There's not a ton happening to write about in these rounds, but Kim is just plowing through Thiago on the ground. Now Kim landing a ton of punches to Thiago's head. Kim suddenly letting fly with double fisted punches and the round ends. 10-8 Kim.
Official scorecards: 30-26, 30-27, 30-27. Dong Hyun Kim wins by unanimous decision.
Thiago Silva vs. Stanislav Nedkov - Round 1 - Nedkov pushes Silva into the cage right away and Silva is just feeling out with punches. Nedkov lands some good shots and now Silva is firing back and now they're both...missing every shot in this flurry. Silva with a very heavy leg kick. Now Nedkov coming forward with punches and looking for a single leg. Silva with a solid knee in the clinch. A lot of clinching against the cage. 10-9 Nedkov.
Round 2 - Accidental low blow early in the round. They restart and Nedkov pushes Silva into the cage again. Nedkov just holding him against the cage and finally they separate with 2:15 left. Silva with a few punches and Nedkov holds him against the cage again. Right hand by Nedkov and Silva goes down, Silva covers up and survives the round as Nedkov finally had some offense beyond "hold against cage." 10-9 Nedkov.
Round 3 - Silva landing a few punches now and Nedkov turns and walks away, like he wants to go home. Silva with a takedown and now he lands a few punches and locks up a head and arm choke. And it's over. Thiago Silva wins by submission (arm triangle choke), round 3.
Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le - Round 1 - A really slow start to the fight, complete feeling out process. OH MY! Huge right hand from Le and Franklin is down and completely out. That was straight up violent. Cung Le wins by KO (punch), round 1.