Live results and play-by-play for the undercard of the UFC on FX card headlined by Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping in a five round middleweight bout.
As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping. Our live coverage will start with the one fight on Facebook (5:35 p.m. ET) followed by the fights on the Fuel TV prelim broadcast (6 p.m. ET) through the FX main card (9 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 preliminary card on Facebook and Fuel TV.
The undercard portion of the card breaks down like this:
Featherweight: Godofredo Castro vs. Milton Vieira
Middleweight: Ronny Markes vs. Andrew Craig
Featherweight: Diego Nunes vs. Nik Lentz
Lightweight: Edson Barboza vs. Lucas Martins
Bantamweight: Yuri Alcantara vs. Pedro Nobre
Light Heavyweight: Wagner Prado vs. Ildemar Alcantara
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Francisco Trinaldo vs. C.J. Keith - Round 1 - Trinaldo looking like he wants to explode early but Keith is circling and they haven't engaged much or the first 40 seconds. Big punch by Trinaldo gets in and he pushes Keith in to the cage. Brief takedown by Trinaldo but Keith gets up. Trinaldo has the back standing and he gets a big takedown and he's on top, looking for full mount, but gets stuck in the half guard. Now he passes to mount. Trinaldo grinding away with some big shots but Keith manages to escape and is on top now in Trinaldo's guard. Now Trinaldo looks for an armbar. Trinaldo manages to use that to create space to get to his feet. Trinaldo with another takedown. Clear 10-9 for Trinaldo.
Round 2 - Trinaldo with a nice punch, Keith fires an AWFUL left hand in return that misses. Wow, huge slam from Trinaldo, a belly-to-back suplex of sorts. Trinaldo with a tight arm triangle and that'll do it. Francisco Trinaldo wins by submission (arm triangle choke), round 2.
Wagner Prado vs. Ildemar Alcantara - Round 1 - Prado coming out hard right away. Hard right lands for Prado. And another and he's cracking him. Now a heavy left hand lands for Prado and Alcantara rushes him, looking for the clinch and takedown. Head kick blocked by Alcantara. Prado charges in and throws some heavy shots that land but Alcantara is taking them pretty well. Big right hand lands over a kick from Alcantara. Prado isn't badly hurting him but these are heavy shots that are landing. Alcantara with a takedown now. Prado gets up, lands a punch beore the round ends. 10-9 Prado.
Round 2 - Prado still winging power shots. Alcantara with a takedown and Prado tries to catch a guillotine but can't lock it in. Prado manages to sit up and now he's on top. After a bit of work, Alcantara tries to lock up a kneebar and he looks to be in good position. A few adjustments and Alcantara manages to lock it up for the win. Ildemar Alcantaara wins by submission (kneebar), round 2.
Yuri Alcantara vs. Pedro Nobre - Round 1 - Nobre with a low blow early in the fight and we have a brief break. Alcantara firing and they get inside so Alcantara takes him down and immediately looks for the kimura. They're scrambling and Alcantara is really close on the kimura but Nobre doesn't tap. Nobre has given up his back in the scramble. Now Alcantara landing some punches and suddenly Nobre grabs the back of his head and complains and after the ref stops the action he does the equivalent of a soccer flop, laying on the ground grabbing the back of his head and acting near death, an act that he continues all the way to the locker room after the fight is waived off. The official ruling is in and...they call it an accidental foul and...The bout is ruled a no contest.
Edson Barboza vs. Lucas Martins - Round 1 - Barboza whips a hard body kick in and then digs hard to the leg. Accidental low blow from Barboza and we have a break in the action. They restart and Barboza with a hard right hand. Another wild right hand lands for Barboza. Big shot from Barboza and Martins is down. Barboza follows up, landing some big shots and Martins is forced to tap out. Edson Barboza wins by submission (strikes), round 1.
Diego Nunes vs. Nik Lentz - Round 1 - They lock up after an exchange of punches and Lentz is looking for the takedown against the cage and only manages to get it for a second before Nunes stands up. Lentz just staying locked to the back and he gets the takedown again and he's on the back. Lentz is unable to get the rear naked choke but lands a few punches before Nunes gets to his feet. Lentz owned that round. 10-9 Lentz.
Round 2 - Lentz with an early takedown and it's just...a total Nik Lentz fight. He's dominating Nunes and Nunes can't do anything to make him stop. Not much action to call but it's a clear 10-9 Lentz.
Round 3 - Nunes is finally able to get some work done before Lentz forces him into the cage and gets the takedown again and he's on top of a very tired Nunes with three minutes left. Lentz advancing position and now is in the full mount. Nunes manages to get to his feet with 15 seconds left, lands a hard knee and some big punches before the round ends. 10-9 Lentz.
Official Scorecards: 30-28, 30-26, 30-27. Nik Lentz wins by unanimous decision.
Ronny Markes vs. Andrew Craig - Round 1 - Craig lands a few good punches in an exchange before Markes gets inside and gets the takedown. Craig back up, Markes takes him back down, Craig back up against the cage. Markes gets him back down again. Markes eventually moves to the back and controls the round. 10-9 Markes.
Round 2 - Markes gets the takedown again. He's looking to take the kimura now and Craig is trying to defend. Markes passes to side control. He isn't able to get the submission and they end up back on the feet and Markes basically avoids engaging with Craig to the final bell. 10-9 Markes.
Round 3 - Markes pushes Craig into the cage right away again and is looking for the takedown. Craig is eventually able to get the takedown and he's on top landing some good elbows before getting pulled into Markes' full guard. Craig is throwing a lot but needs a finish. They're back to standing and he goes for a flying knee and gets taken down. Craig stands but the round ends. 10-9 Craig and I have it 29-28 Markes.
Official scorecards: 29-28, 29-28, 29-28. Ronny Markes wins by unanimous decision.
Godofredo "Pepey" Castro vs. Milton Vieira - Round 1 - Pepey pawing out with the ab before Vieira lands a hard liver kick. Pepey with the punching combination and now a leg kick and a few more hard punches. Right hand by Pepey and Vieira drops down and gets the takedown. They end up back on the feet before Pepey lands a hard shot to the cup of Vieira. After they restart, Vieira gets the takedown again, but Pepey is able to get up again. 10-9 Vieira.
Round 2 - Vieira with the early takedown again, Pepey looks for a kimura off the back again, his go to move in the position so far. Pepey manages to maneuver to the back and how he has the advantage. Pepey working punches to the body and then locks in the body triangle. Pepey keeps the position the rest of the round but can't get the finish.
Round 3 - Vieira lands some very hard punches a couple minutes into the round and now a big knee and Pepey is forced to clinch up with him. Vieira gets the takedown late in the round. 10-9 Vieira should get him the win.
Official scorecards: 29-28 Vieira, 29-28 Pepey, 29-28 Pepey. Pepey wins by split decision.