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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 Fuel TV main card.
Six fights make up the evening's main card with Diego Sanchez facing Jake Ellenberger in the night's main event. In the co-main event slot is a heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve and Dave Herman. Aaron Simpson will face Ronny Markes in a middleweight scrap. Heavyweights Stipe Miocic and Philip De Fries look to make some noise in a division that is seeing unprecedented depth. Two bantamweight bouts serve as the broadcast opener as T.J. Dillashaw faces Walel Watson and Ivan Menjivar takes on John Albert.
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John Albert vs. Ivan Menjivar - Round 1 - Albert coming out quick and opening up and landing a right hand. Menjivar is trying to be aggressive but Albert is finding spots to really open up. Menjivar with a spinning backfist that clips Albert and looked to stagger him a bit. Menjivar with the takedown. He lands a few punches and Albert works his legs up high. Looking for the omoplata now but Menjivar defends and opens up a bit. Albert keeps attacking with triangles and elbows and now a heel hook. Menjivar defends and lands a kick to the body as he stands. Albert landing hard and now really opening up and Menjivar is hurt. Albert pounding away, looks like he got away with an illegal knee to a downed fighter but Menjivar manages to get the takedown. Menjivar gets the back now and is opening up with strikes. Now a rear naked choke is locked in and Albert taps. Incredible action there and a big win for Menjivar. Ivan Menjivar wins by submission (rear naked choke), 3:45 of round 1.
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Walel Watson - Round 1 - Dillashaw wastes no time getting inside and getting a takedown. Watson stands up and Dillashaw slams him right back down. Watson turning and regaining guard. Watson eats some punches and tries to throw his legs up but ends up having his back taken. Dillashaw looking to lock in the rear naked choke and Watson is defending and trying to turn. Dillashaw landing a hard elbow. Watson gets to half guard and now tries to stand but Dillashaw takes the back. Dillashaw with another choke attempt and Watson defends and ends up with Dillashaw in mount. Back to a rear naked attempt. Watson is defending all he can but Dillashaw is all over him. Dillashaw now trying to switch to just throwing punches but Watson makes it to the second round. Let's go 10-8 Dillashaw.
Round 2 - Dillashaw with a big right hand right away. Dillashaw with a takedown and Watson is trying to attack but Dillashaw gets to side control. Dillashaw landing elbows and punches while Watson tries to defend any sort of pass. Now Dillashaw ends up on the back, but Watson turns and Dillashaw has mount. Dillashaw landing punches and takes the back again. Watson is basically giving up. Dillashaw is just beating the hell out of him. Watson keeps defending chokes. Dillashaw is just opening up big here. Watson makes it to the bell. 10-8 again, if not 10-7.
Round 3 - Watson tries to fly forward and throw punches and kicks but misses everything. Dillashaw tags him and then gets a takedown into side control. Watson jumps into a triangle attempt but Dillashaw manages to pop out. Watson attacking the leg now. Dillashaw pops out of the leg attacks though. Watson tries for another choke, can't get it and Dillashaw closes it out with some elbows. 10-9 Dillashaw
Official Scorecards: 30-25, 30-25, 30-26. T.J. Dillashaw wins by unanimous decision.
Philip De Fries vs. Stipe Miocic - Round 1 -De Fries with a weird pushing overhand right but now opens up and lands some harder shots that back up Miocic. Now Miocic opening up and De Fries drops and Miocic follows up with some big shots and De Fries is out. Stipe Miocic wins by KO (punches), 0:43 of round 1.
Ronny Markes vs. Aaron Simpson - Round 1 - Markes lands a few punches, pushes Simpson back and is trying to get a takedown but Simpson is keeping himself upright. No action so they're restarted. Simpson misses an overhand right and Markes lands two leg kicks. Markes really tagging him. Huge uppercut by Simpson drops Markes and Simpson is pouncing and trying like hell to get the finish. Simpson with a series of huge elbows. Markes looks for an armbar but Simpson just drills him with a few punches. Now he forces Markes to stand up and he is unsteady on his feet. Simpson pushing him into the cage now. 10-9 Simpson round.
Round 2 - Simpson pushes Markes into the cage and is holding him there and landing short punches. Markes manages to get out and he's chasing a bit. Markes with an elbow and now they trade punches and Simpson gets the body lock and drives Markes into the cage. Markes ends up turning and pushing Simpson into the cage now. Simpson reverses it back, Markes reverses it back again and lands an elbow. Markes manages to get the takedown now. Markes landing some short elbows and Simpson manges to stand up and Markes tries to get it back down but can't. 10-9 round for Markes.
Round 3 - Simpson comes out and clinches up after a right hand. Uppercut by Simpson and then misses the overhand right follow-up. Straight right by Markes now. Big struggle for position against the cage. Leg kick by Markes. Markes clinches and starts working foot stomps. They're restarted for lack of action. Simpson lands a flurry now. Markes with a knee. Simpson tries for the takedown, ca't get it and shrugs away. Markes lands a shot and SImpson slips to the ground. Simpson stands up but Markes has his back standing. Markes manages to get a takedown with about 20 seconds left. 10-9 Markes.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 Markes, 29-28 Simpson, 29-28 Markes. Ronny Markes wins by split decision.
Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman - Round 1 - Leg kick by herman. Another leg kick by Herman. Struve misses the jab and misses a head kick. Leg kick by Herman again. Herman tries to open up and Struve turns hima gainst the cage and gets out. slow here still and Herman lans a few big right hands. Herman with another combination. Big right by Struve. Jab by Struve and they trade right hands. Body shot by Herman. Herman catches a head kick an Struve hits him with a jab. 10-9 round for Herman.
Round 2 - Leg kick by Herman, Struve fires back. Struve with a takedown right into mount. Herman turns and Struve slips off his back. Right hand by Herman. They're trading soft-ish leg kicks and then Struve nails him to the body with a kick. Nice four punch combo by Herman. Nice combo by Struve. Struve starting to open up and lands a nice combo that shakes Herman a bit. Struve is chasing him down and landing a bit. Uppercut by Struve drops Herman. Struve into full mount. Struve tees off until the referee has no choice but to stop it as Herman was just doing nothing to escape or fight back. Stefan Struve wins by TKO (punches from mount), 3:52 of round 2.
Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger - Round 1 - They fire right away and Diego lands to the legs. Huge "Jake" chant from the crowd. Body shot by Diego. They trade body kicks. Diego with two punches and Ellenberger backs up. Diego misses and Ellenberger lands a few wide punches that got mostly arm. Ellenberger lands a bit more to the arms. Nice big knee by Ellenberger. Diego closes distance and lands a few punches and Ellenberger gets out with a knee to the body. Leg kick by Jake. They end up trading big shots after Ellenberger couldn't get a takedown. Ellenberger lands a few punches and Diego drops for a second but gets back up. Ellenberger lands a huge right at the end of the round and Diego tries to fire back but the round ends. 10-9 Ellenberger.
Round 2 - Spinning back kick by Diego just misses. High kick by Ellenberger is blocked. Ellenberger blocks a body kick by Diego. Left hand gets in for Diego. Left hook gets in for Ellenberger. Jab by Ellenberger. Diego lands a solid right. Diego with an overhand right that glances off the cheek of Ellenberger. Ellenberger ducks under a Sanchez punch an gets a takedown. Diego tries to attack an arm. Tries again. Big elbow by Ellenberger and a few more. 10-9 Ellenberger.
Round 3 - Diego rushes forward and eats a punch from Ellenberger. Diego with a left hand. Ellenberger with a jab. Right hand by Sanchez, he tries to rush forward and Ellenberger looks for the single leg but can't get it. Head kick by Diego just misses. Knee to the body by Ellenberger. Diego is coming on a bit here and lands a hard left. Ellenberger gets a takedown and Sanchez is working to his feet. Sanchez has the back now and he is going nuts from the back. Diego is pounding away! Ellenberger manages to get out after eating a ton of shots by Sanchez. 10-9 Diego (i really want to make it 10-8 for a draw)
Official Scorecards: 29-28 across the board. Jake Ellenberger wins by unanimous decision.