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As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC on Fuel TV. Our live coverage will start with the Facebook prelim stream (roughly 6:20 p.m. ET) through the main card on Fuel (8 p.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 prelims.
The featured bout of the undercard sees Ultimate Fighter winner Jonathan Brookins square off with Vagner Rocha in a featherweight bout. Buddy Roberts will also be in action as he faces Sean Loeffler in middleweight action. Rounding out the undercard is a pair of lightweight bouts that see Anton Kuivanen take on Justin Salas and Tim Means battle Bernardo Magalhaes.
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The Fights are live.
Bernardo Magalhaes vs. Tim Means - Round 1 - Magalhaes misses with a leg kick and he's circling while Means is trying to stalk a bit. Means working the jab and missing the right hand. Magalhaes with a few leg kicks. Magalhaes looks for a takedown and Means drills him with a knee but can't follow up with any punches before Magalhaes starts to circle away. They trade some shots in the clinch with Means getting the better of it. Another knee, right hand combo by Means. Magalhaes hasn't done much but land some leg kicks and miss takedowns. Another big knee by Means and he is really dominating here. Magalhaes with a big overhand right that buzzes Means a little bit. Another knee to the chin by Means and Magalhaes is hurt and falls to the mat. Means tries to follow up with ground and pound and scores before looking for a d'arce choke but Magalhaes sweeps and they're back to standing. Means wrecking Magalhaes to the body with knees in the clinch and now some elbows. Impressive stuff for Means so far. Hard leg kick by Means and a left hand that follows. 10-9 Means easy.
Round 2 - Magalhaes grabs a leg right away but can't get the takedown. Means tags him with another left. Magalhaes is on his bike, not really doing a whole lot but circling. Means with a few punches. Big uppercut by Means when Magalhaes tries to get inside. Left hook gets in for Magalhaes and he tries for the takedown but Means just starts drilling him with elbows. Great body shot by Means and that hurt Magalhaes badly. Magalhaes to the canvas and Means pounds away and then tells him to get up and the round ends. 10-9 Means.
Round 3 - Magalhaes needs to figure out something here and he does land a left. Magalhaes keeps trying for takedowns and can't get it so Means forces him to stand back up. Means drops Magalhaes with another body shot and follows up with strikes and forces Magalhaes to stand up. Means is opening up huge now and following Magalhaes to the ground, pounding him with elbows. Magalhaes gets tagged with another elbow and the rund ends. Means just beat up on Magalhaes for three rounds. That was not a good showing. 10-9 Means.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 30-26 and 30-26. Tim Means wins by unanimous decision.
Anton Kuivanen vs. Justin Salas - Round 1 -Anton trying to get inside and Salwas circling to start it out. A lot of missed strikes early as they try to find a rhythm. Kuivanen with a few high kicks that get blocked and now gets a right hand. Salas' striking is very rudimentary looking early but he wants to get the takedown. Right hook lands for Salas as Anton tries to rush in. Salas finally gets the takedown with over two minutes left. Salas isn't really able to do much damage for 30 seconds before Anton manages to get to his feet after coming close to a sweep. Straight right hand by Anton. Not my favorite round ever. Salas with a takedown to finish the round and that may tip the scales in his favor in a close round. 10-9 Salas.
Round 2 - More of the same early, some leg kicks and body kicks by Kuivanen and Salas pushing him into the cage and not getting the takedown. Hard fight to really type the action from since not a lot of stuff happens even though both guys are moving a lot. Salas unable to get the takedown again. Salas almost trips him down but can't get it and Kuivanen with a body kick. I don't know why, but I find this fight to be impossible to enjoy. 10-9 Salas I guess.
Round 3 - Salas with a big takedown early in this round. Kuivanen almost ended up getting a calf slicer but Salas defended and was able to do some damage with strikes before Anton was able to muscle his way to standing. Low blow by Anton but the ref has them fight on and Salas lands a few elbows. Another big takedown by Salas and he ends up in side control. Anton gets to his feet but too late to do anything about losing the fight. 10-9 Salas.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 30-27, 29-27. Justin Salas wins by unanimous decision.
Sean Loeffler injured his ankle warming up for his fight with Buddy Roberts and that fight will now not take place tonight.
Jonathan Brookins vs. Vagner Rocha - Round 1 -Feeling out and Rocha lands a right hand. Brookins catches a kick and lands a right hand in return. Nice little flurry by Rocha. Nice flurry and Rocha gets the better of it again. Right hand by Brookins lands. Brookins reverses a takedown attempt by Rocha and Brookins unloads on him and Rocha is out! Wow! Brookins just showed some serious closing skills. Jonathan Brookins wins by KO (punches), 1:32 of round 1.
That's it for our coverage of the prelims, you can read our main card results right here.