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Live results, updates and breaking news from the UFC's first ever trip to China as they host an event in Macao. The card is headlined by a bout between Rich Franklin and Cung Le.

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UFC Macao: Post-Fight Breakdown Judo Chop

Jack Slack takes a look at some of the great technical feats and failures from the UFC's first excursion to China including Cung Le's win over Rich Franklin, Takanori Gomi's reaching hand against Mac Danzig and Thiago Silva's weak defense against Stanislav Nedkov.


Cung Le won, so now what?

Cung Le was a heavy underdog going into UFC Macau against Rich Franklin. 2:17 into the first round and a knocked out Franklin lay on the canvas while Le celebrated on the Octagon fence. Does this mean Cung Le is suddenly relevant in the UFC?


Is it all over for Rich Franklin?

Following his first round loss to Cung Le at UFC Macau, Rich Franklin is 38 years old, he's 3-4 in his last 7 fights including 2 knock out losses. Is it time for "Ace" to retire from the UFC?


UFC Macau: Rich Franklin/Cung Le video highlights

Full fight highlights of the UFC on Fuel main event between Rich Franklin and Cung Le.


UFC Macau: Danzig, Gomi, Le, and Silva win bonuses

The fight bonuses were handed out following the UFC's first ever event in China, and it wasn't really that difficult to make their choices.


UFC on Fuel: A look at some of the judges' cards

UFC on Fuel 6 certainly didn't lack in decisions, with 7 of the 9 fights going the distance. There were definitely some interesting scorecards though, including one from one of the only finishes of the card.


Kid Nate's bathrobe review of UFC Macau

Kid Nate reviews UFC on Fuel TV 6: Le vs. Franklin which aired live from Macau, China on November 10, 2012. Nate talks about all the results and reviews each fight in this MMA video.


Zombie Prophet brings the UFC on Fuel 6 gifs

Zombie Prophet presents a series of animated gifs featuring the lighter side of UFC on Fuel TV 6: Le vs. Franklin aka UFC Macau.


UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le - Live Fuel TV Results

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.

Make sure to come back during the event and share your thoughts as the event goes down.

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.


UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le - Live Prelim Results

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 Facebook undercard.

With the cancellation of the bout between David Mitchell and Hyun Gyu Lim there will only be three prelims on the stream. The featured prelim bout sees UFC favorite Alex Caceres take on Motonobu Tezuka at 135 pounds. Yasuhiro Urushitai will face John Lineker in a flyweight bout. And kicking off the prelim stream is a bout between Riki Fukuda and Tom DeBlass.

Make sure to come back during the event and share your thoughts as the event goes down.

Riki Fukuda vs. Tom DeBlass - Round 1 - Leg kick from DeBlass and they miss a few punches before DeBlass lands two more good leg kicks. Fukuda ges a takedown now. Fukuda on top just working to the body and occasionally slipping in a shot to the head. They're back to standing and DeBlass with a good punch. DeBlass still working the leg kicks and now a good punch. Fukuda with an accidenal eye poke. But they restart quickly. Fukuda gets inside again, looking for a single leg. DeBlass landing some good punches as they exchange. Fukuda with a takedown. Close round but I'd say 10-9 Fukuda as I think his work on the ground offset the DeBlass stand-up work.

Round 2 - Fukuda pushing DeBlass into the cage early and working knees to the legs and body. My stream cut out but when it came back they were back at distance with DeBlass landing good leg kicks and straight punches. DeBlass with a right hand. Fukuda with a right hand that gets in and DeBlass with a one-two. Now Fukuda with a good right hand. Fukuda puts him back in the cage and lands some knees and punches inside. They exchange and now Fukuda gets the better of it. 10-9 Fukuda again, but DeBlass is very competitive.

Round 3 - DeBlass gets off a few punches an now Fukuda with a right hand. Good uppercuts by Fukuda in the clinch. Fukuda with another takedown now and he's on top grinding away, landing a few right hands. They're restarted on the feet and DeBlass is trying to make something happen with his punches, but he's tired and certainly has slowed down. Big combination by Fukuda lands hard. Fukuda keeps landing solid shots as the round ends. 10-9 Fukuda again. The crowd loudly cheers him after the bell. This is a tremendous crowd.

Official Scorecards: 30-27, 29-28, 29-28. Riki Fukuda wins by unanimous decision.

John Lineker vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani - Round 1 - Lineker working some kicks and Urushitani tries to return with some of his own. Urushitani with a high kick that is blocked but he gets in with a knee to the body. Lineker is trying to uncork a big haymaker while Urushitani tries to bounce in and out and work single punches or knees to the body. Urushitani tries to jump in with a knee and Lineker lands a left and Urushitani is down briefly but he's back up now and landing a jab. 10-9 Urushitani.

Round 2 - Lineker hurts him with a spinning back kick to the body. Lineker with good body work and then he goes upstairs. Lineker not being given reason to worry about coming forward so now he's really opening up and pushing the action. Urushitani is getting some work in but Lineker is clearly running this round. Acciental eye poke by Lineker. They restart and Urushitani moving around again. Lineker with a nice left hand and some hard leg kicks. Lineker's power is the biggest factor here. 10-9 Lineker.

Round 3 - Urushitani coming out throwing a ew kicks and trying to stay out of range and Lineker with a big flurry that drops Urushitani. Urushitani is back up and looks fairly steady. Another big left hand by Lineker. Lineker landing again. And again. And again. Urushitani just doesn't have much here, he doesn't have power to discourage Lineker so even when he lands there's nothing to it. Lineker is really pouring it on him. Body kick from Urushitani and Lineker tags him with a left. Lineker is really putting it on him in the third. Lineker clearly won rounds 2 and 3, no way Urushitani can get this decision.

Official scorecards: 29-28, 30-27, 29-28. John Lineker wins by unanimous decision.

Alex Caceres vs. Motonobu Tezuka - Round 1 - Leg kick by Tezuka is the first strike to land. Caceres using a lot of side kicks to try and own distance. Tezuka ducks under a strike and looks for a single leg. Switching to a double leg and gets the takedown. Caceres throws his legs up and Tezuka passes the guard. Tezuka in side control, trapping an arm and landing a few short shots. They're stood up from side control. Absolute garbage from referee Marc Goddard. Tezuka looking for a takedown again. Caceres gets free and gets the takedown himself. Tezuka tries for an armbar but can't get it, Tezuka tries to take a leg for the takedown. Caceres on the back now in the scramble. Elbow from Caceres. 10-9 Tezuka.

Round 2 - Leg kick by Tezuka. Spinning back kick from Caceres misses. Another leg kick from Tezuka. Caceres with a decent punch that lands. Takedown by Tezuka as Caceres throws a kick. Tezuka can't get much done before Caceres gets space and kicks off to get back to his feet. Tezuka ducks under and is working for a single leg. Tezuka can't get the takedown so he holds Caceres against the cage for a second. Caceres just poking away with strikes to win that round 10-9.

Round 3 -Right hand from Tezuka and Caceres goes to the mat but it looked like a slip, he's back standing. Caceres slips a jab in. Caceres throwing a few soft punches, Tezuka tries to land a few of his own and now he looks for a single leg. Caceres just circling and throwing a few jabs. Tezuka doing some weird grunt thing. This fight is not good. Tezuka looks for a takedown and the round ends. 10-9 Caceres and he should win the round.

Official Scorecard: 29-28 Tezuka, 30-27 Caceres, 30-27 Caceres. Alex Caceres wins by split decision.

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