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.
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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.