UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen Poster By Anton Tabuena
As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II. Our live coverage will start with the fights on the Facebook prelims (7:25 p.m. ET) through the FX prelims (8 p.m. ET) through the main card on pay-per-view (10 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 and FX undercard.
The "featured prelim" bout for the card sees Gleison Tibau take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight bout. Melvin Guillard is set to square off with Fabricio Camoes and Constantinos Philippou fights Riki Fukuda on the FX portion of the card. The opener for that FX broadcast will be John Alessio taking on Shane Roller. The one fight scheduled for Facebook is Rafaello Oliveira against Yoislandy Izquierdo.
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Rafaello Oliveira vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo - Round 1 - Izquierdo misses a left after he eats a leg kick. Izquierdo now starting to land some kicks and open up with his punches. Nice hard punches by Izquierdo. Another hard body kick by Izquierdo but Oliveira drives through it and gets the takedown. Oliveira passes to side control quickly. Izquierdo doing a decent job not allowing him to mount or really get any better position from side control. Oliveira with a few punches and elbows before trying to lock up an americana which he can't lock in. Izquierdo escapes to his feet and starts trying to land some good shots. Head kick by Oliveira lands and seems to surprise Izquierdo. Good takedown by Oliveira but Izquierdo rolls through it and they're back to standing. Nice left hand by Izquierdo. 10-9 Izquierdo.
Round 2 - Izquierdo looking to keep bringing the left hand and the second time he throws it in the round, it lands well. Another left lands and now a jumping knee by Izquierdo. Oliveira has to get a takedown, and as I type that...he does. Oliveira manages a pass yet again but he does have a bad cut on his forehead. Oliveira isn't really doing anything with the good position he has. He has gone for a few more americanas but nothing close to really locking in. They stop the fight to check the cut on Oliveira's scalp. He says he's fine and the doctor allows it to continue. Oliveira with some fairly ineffective ground and pound. Oliveira wins this round because he had more time on the ground than he did on the first, but Izquierdo won on the feet. 10-9 Oliveira.
Round 3 - Oliveira just misses with a head kick right away. Oliveira does manage to et the takedown now and that's a big deal. Oliveira sitting in Izquierdo's guard landing soft punches to the body before passing guard. Izquierdo manages to get guard again and get up but Oliveira manages to get the takedown right away again. 10-9 Oliveira as he rides out the round.
Official scorecards: 29-28 across the board for Rafaello Oliveira.
Shane Roller vs. John Alessio - Round 1 - Alessio trying to find a space to get in a punch but he's not connected yet. Roller with a few big wide punches that land and seem to hurt Alessio. Roller throws a kick and it lands to the cup of Alessio. Alessio still trying to get a punch in but Roller is keeping a high guard before shooting for a takedown that he does not get. Roller with another right hand. A few hard left hooks by Alessio. Alessio keeping Roller pinned up against the cage before blasting him to the body. Hard uppercut by Roller, return shot from Alessio. Now Alessio catches and drops Roller but can't finish after getting on top as the round ends. 10-9 Alessio as he edges it with the knockdown.
Round 2 - Body shot by Alessio lands and he pushes Roller into the cage again. Alessio looks for a takedown and Roller looks to lock up a guillotine but Alessio scrambles back to the feet and out of trouble. Roller with a big slam takedown now and he's finally on top. Roller just sitting in half guard here. Good elbow by Roller. Alessio tries to stand but gives up his back. Roller gets the back fully with just over a minute left. Roller with good punches and elbows now. 10-9 round for Roller.
Round 3 - Alessio flurries with a big series of punches that are landing and forcing Roller back to the cage. Roller gets inside and gets a big takedown, avoiding a guillotine in the process. Alessio finds some space to get back to his feet and this is a very close fight that will be decided by the last 2:40. Roller with a takedown and he takes the back. Roller is riding him and Alessio keeps saying "do you wanna fight me? you wanna ride me?" and gets punched in the face for his trouble. Roller switches from the back to trying to lock in an arm triangle. Alessio sweeps him and lands a few punches but the round ends. 10-9 Roller should give him the win.
Official scorecards: 29-28 across the board. Shane Roller wins by unanimous decision.
Constantinos Philippou vs. Riki Fukuda - Round 1 - Fukuda with a leg kick that lands. Fukuda pushes in and grabs a leg, working for the takedown. Philippou does manage to stand back up though. Philippou having trouble landing anything. Philippou does land a few glancing shots and Fukuda had a bit of swelling near his eye. Now the right hands are starting to land for Costa. Nice combination by Costa gets in. Head kick lands now for Costa and Fukuda looks a little bit mixed up. 10-9 Philippou.
Round 2 - Head/body combo by Costa. Fukuda pushes him into the cage after about a minute, looking to change the distance and he does land a few good punches before Costa fires back and they separate. Costa with a nice flurry of punches and now Fukuda shoots but gets stuffed on the takedown attempt. Costa with a few punches and Fukuda is back to working the leg and body kicks. Fukuda lands to the cup with a leg kick and they have a quick break. Fukuda shoots again and is stuffed but he keeps working his kicks. Hard left by Fukuda and now a leg kick. Body kick by Fukuda is countered with a hard Costa punch. 10-9 Fukuda
Round 3 - Fukuda with a hard right hand, now he shoots in for a takedown and gets stuffed again. Fukuda working the body with punches now. Boy kick by Fukuda. Body kick by Fukuda, punch by Costa and Costa drops to the ground and keeps screaming and saying "oh my god" because he was badly poked in the eye. They allow Costa to continue though so, here we go. Fukida kicks him in the groin and Costa gets really angry about it and attacks with some hard punches, now he tries to lock up a guillotine but can't lock it up. Costa ends up taking the round 10-9 in my eyes to win it on my card. But my card doesn't count.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 Costa Philippou wins by unanimous decision.
Gleison Tibau vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov - Round 1 - Hard punch for Khabib. Khabib with a quick, low shot and he has to give up on the single leg. He's really pushing trying to finish the takedown against the cage but Tibau defends well. Tibau with a knee to the body as Khabib looks for a takedown again. Referee restart now. Khabib keeps looking for takedowns he can't get. But Tibau is doing nothing. 10-9 Khabib.
Round 2 - Counter left by Tibau lands well. Now Tibau gets a takedown of his own and ends up almost taking the back before Khabib stands up. Tibau with a hard punch and Khabib tries to fire back and now goes for yet another takedown. Again, he can't get it, and they're restarted by the ref again. Tibau doing some better things this round and probably does enough to win the round but this is a weird fight. 10-9 Tibau
Round 3 - Khabib trying to get a bit busier this round. Khabib is in looking for a takedown again. Tibau gets the takedown and has the back, but Khabib stands up and gets out of it. They trade strikes in a little flurry. Right hand lands for Khabib. i don't know who won that round or this fight so why even pretend to have a valid opinion here? Gun to my head I say Tibau won, but whatever.
Official scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Khabib Nurmagomedov wins by unanimous decision.
Melvin Guillard vs. Fabricio Camoes - Round 1 - Leg kick by Guillard lands well. Right hand lands for Guillard now. Left hand lands and Camoes stumbles a bit while trying for a takedown. Camoes tries for a takedown, can't get it and Melvin lands a quick combination. Camoes tries to pull guard and Guillard gets out of there. Guillard with a takedown now and Camoes almost catches him in a guillotine. Some good shots land for Guillard but Camoes ends up sweeping him and ends up in the mount landing punches and elbows. Camoes goes for the neck and Guillard manages to get back to standing. Camoes throws a spinning kick and gets caught and kind of...falls down and Guillard is on top landing shots as the round ends. 10-9 Guillard.
Round 2 - Melvin working some nice easy punches early in the round. Camoes keeping his hands up well. Camoes just misses with a spinning kick. Camoes now tries for a single leg but they roll right back to standing. Camoes had a takedown briefly but Melvin slipped out and back to standing. Camoes with a few decent punches in an exchange now. Camoes with the double underhooks and he gets the takedown. Melvin avoids worse position and now lands a few big shots from top and the round ends. 10-9 Guillard.
Round 3 - Dueling "USA" and "Brazil" chants highlight the first minute of the round. Melvin picking spots to throw a jab. Very slow paced round with neither guy doing much of note. These undercard fights have been disappointing. Camoes ends up looking for a kneebar just as time runs out. 10-9 Guillard.
Official Scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Melvin Guillard wins by unanimous decision.