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Live results and play-by-play for the FX main card of the UFC on FX 7 card. The main event sees Michael Bisping taking on Vitor Belfort in a 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 main card on FX.
There are four bouts scheduled for the main card broadcast with the headliner being a five round middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort. The co-main event sees C.B. Dollaway taking on Daniel Sarafian, also at middleweight.
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Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov - Round 1 - Tavares looking to stalk here. Khabib circling away. Khabib with a big uppercut and Tavares drops and Khabib pounces and throws a huge flurry of punches and elbows and it's all over. Wow. Khabib Nurmagomedov wins by TKO (punches and elbows), round 1.
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell - Round 1 - Rothwell moving and throwing two punches that land and now Gonzaga lands a punch and shoots for a takedown. Rothwell manages to not get fully taken down somehow. They work against the cage for a bit. Gonzaa throws a few bombs that don't land and now backs off. 10-9 Gonzaga but he's the more tired fighter.
Round 2 - They're both throwing hard shots and now Gonzaga lands a few big shots and catches Rothwell in a guillotine and Ben has no choice but to tap. Gabriel Gonzaga wins by submission (guillotine choke), round 2.
C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian - Round 1 - Dollaway with a jab and he's trying to fight taller early. Dollaway with a ew leg kicks. They trade left hooks. Sarafian with a good combination of punches now. Sarafian drops Dollaway with a big punch and Dollaway is desperately looking for a takedown but can't get it. Sarafian with some more big punches and he's taking things over. Another big overhand right lands for Sarafian. 10-9 Sarafian.
Round 2 - Dollaway comes out the aggressor early before Sarafian misses with a spinning kick and then looks for a takedown. Big right hand form Sarafian but Dollaway eats it as well as could be hoped for. Dollaway lands a hard right hand. Sarafin's punches are slowing a little bit but he's still winning the round. Big uppercut from Dollaway hurts Sarafian badly! Dolloaway pounces but can't finish though he had Sarafian badly hurt. 10-9 Dollaway.
Round 3 - Sarafian with a stiff jab early, Dollaway misses a head kick, Sarafian does the same. They trade big punches that both land. Dollaway lands a heavy right hand and gets the takedown. Dollaway to full mount now, Sarafian gives up his back and manages to get to his feet. Dollaway with another takedown and he has the back. Sarafian ends up able to get the sweep to end up on top. Sarafian passes and now gives up the back. Now Dollaway sweeps to end up back on top himself. I never score 10-10 rounds, but I'll give one here and it's a draw on my card.
Official scorecards: 29-28 Dollaway, 29-28 Sarafian, 29-28 Dollaway. C.B. Dollaway wins by split decision.
Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort - Round 1 - Bisping pumping the jab and then coming up a little short on the leg kick. Leg kick by Bisping lands well. Bisping misses a head kick. Bisping with a counter left as Belfort tries to throw a flying knee. Belfort not getting much off yet, misses with a wheel kick. Leg kick by Bisping again. Body kick by Belfort. Jab by Bisping, and again. Bisping's jab still landing well through the round. Punch and a body kick for Belfort. Big head kick by Belfort lands hard and now a flurry of punches for Vitor. Vitor stole it with the flurry. 10-9 Vitor.
Round 2 - Bisping coming forward, bleeding from the nose. Belfort lands a nice combo and Bisping has one of his own. Head kick from Vitor again and Bisping goes down! Vitor follows up with a series of shots on the ground and it's all over. Vitor Belfort wins by TKO (head kick and punches), round 2.