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Live results and thoughts for the UFC 157 prelims on Facebook and FX. The main event of the evening sees Ronda Rousey take on Liz Carmouche in the first ever women's bout in UFC history.
As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche. Our live coverage will start with the fights on Facebook (6:35 p.m. ET) followed by the fights on the FX prelim broadcast (8 p.m. ET) through the pay-per-view main card (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 preliminary card on Facebook and FX.
The prelim portion of the card breaks down like this:
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Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Yuri Villefort - Round 1 - Uppercut lans for Burrell and now Villefort catches a kick and gets the takedown into side control. Villefort gets the back and now looks to lock in the rear naked choke. Burrell does stand up and they are striking again. Burrell with another kick but it's caught again and now Willefort with a hard kick and another hard leg kick. Burrell went to walk away after they were on the ground and he stood up so Villefort attacked him. Now Burrell lands some hard shots that hurt Villefort. 10-9 Villefort
Round 2 - Burrell came out hard but didn't land much. Villefort with a body shot and a leg kick and then another leg kick. Burrell landing a few punches now but Villefort finding a home for tose leg kicks. Villefort landing some good shots and Burrell lands a counter in the middle of the flurry. Uppercut lands for Burrell. Burrell landing another uppercut in a combination. Hard right for Burrll and Villefort lands a leg kick in response. Sweeping right by Villefort and a left to the body. Very tough round with both guys having their moments but I'd give that one to Burrell to even it up in my eyes.
Round 3 -Villefort with a quick takedown and he's looking right for a choke as he ended up on the back, but he loses position before sweeping and taking the back again. Burrell scoots out and is back to standing though. Villefort with a takedown again and he's working to pass and ends up on the back again. Burrell stands up and Villefort takes him down looking for a leg lock and Burrell punches him in the face a lot. ..like, a lot. Villefort is forced to give up on the leg. Villefort looking for a takedown again but Burrell locks up a guillotine before Villefort pops his head out. Burrell with a front kick to the face and another upprecut. 10-9 Burrell for me.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 29-28, 29-28. Yuri Villefort wins by unanimous decision.
Jon Manley vs. Neil Magny - Round 1 - There was a lot of battling against the cage for the vast majority of the round. Magny landed a good right later in the round and a solid leg kick as well. Again Magny went with a right hand that landed. Manley is spending a lot of time looking for takedowns, Magny is landing punches and staying upright. 10-9 Magny
Round 2 - Manley trying for the takedown again. Now he finally is in deep enough that he can get it to the ground. Manley is in side control and Magny rolls him over. Manley is looking to sweep now himself but Magny is landing some good shots. They go back to standing and Manley is looking for the takedown again. They end up on the ground again and Magny is on top again. Knees to the head by Magny and a knee to the body. 10-9 Magny.
Round 3 - Manley is trying to throw his hands more now and he's landing a little bit. Magny with a takedown now and he's in Manley's guard. Manley is looking for an armbar. Magny defends and gets his arm free and starts landing punches immediately. Mount and he is landing good shots so Manley gives up his back. Manley able to stand up now and he...pushes Magny into the cage and does nothing with it. Magny with a hard jab. 10-9 Magny.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 30-27, 29-28. Neil Magny wins by unanimous decision.
Kenny Robertson vs. Brock Jardine - Round 1 - Robertson with a leg kick and then Jardine lands a right hand. Robertson with a takedown and Jardine has an arm-in guillotine choke. Robertson is trying to defend and he does manage to pop his head out. Robertson passes and takes the back. Robertson is looking for the rear naked choke but Jardine is defending well. Robertson is still on the back, he grabs Jardine's leg and pulls it out straight in a weird sort of leg lock and Jardine taps. That was very unusual. Kenny Robertson wins by submission (leg lock), round 1.
Sam Stout vs. Caros Fodor - Round 1 - Fodor landed a punch and they clinch up against the cage. They separate and Fodor lands a nice right. And now a nice left, Stout lands a hard shot in return and Fodor takes him down. Stout escapes and is back to standing. Stout lands a few nice straight punches but Fodor is landing well also. Stout gets the takedown now and is on top in half guard landing some good shots. Stout passes to full mount now. Stout was looking for an armbar but it wasn't there. 10-9 Stout.
Round 2 - Fodor pushing Stout into the cage. Big right by Fodor and Stout clinches him. Fodor with a few leg kicks. Stout with a body shot. Again he digs to the body. Stout is landing combinations, Fodor just landing single shots. Fodor did get a takedown at the end of the round but I still gave the round to Stout. 10-9 Stout.
Round 3 - Quick clinch and Stout turns Fodor against the cage. Fodor does manage to get a takedown about two minutes into the round but doesn't do much with it before Stout gets to his feet. Fodor lands a few punches. Nice jab and then a right by Fodor. Stout with a short right hand. Big battle for a takedown at the end of the round with nothing coming of it. I suppose 10-9 Fodor but 29-28 Stout.
Official scorecards: 29-28 Fodor, 29-28 Stout, 29-28 Stout. Sam Stout wins by split decision.
Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice - Round 1 - Grice pushes Burmudez into the cage and then goes for a trip takedown and Bermudez lands in mount and is landing shots. Grice manages to get up and he does land a nice punch and now a good right hand. Bermudez witha hard punch and a leg kick. Grice lands a big hook and Burmudez drops. He gets back up though, somehow. Another big shot by Grice, and a big knee. Bermudez managing to survive somehow. 10-9 Grice.
Round 2 - Grice with a leg kick. Bermudez pushes him to the cage but Grice is able to circle away. Bermudez keeping the pace going. Grice is still landing some good punches while Bermudez tries to pressure. Bermudez with a good elbow against the cage now. Bermudez stuffs a takedown attempt from Grice and locks a choke up but the round ends as Grice escapes. 10-9 Grice.
Round 3 - Bermudez lands some big shots and Grice goes down. Bermudez on top now landing some hard shots. Grice somehow manages to survive again and he is standing up now. Grice lands a hard shot. Now Bermudez crushes him with a hard flurry and somehow Grice survives again and is firing back. Again Bermudez tags him and he's ready to go but he survives. Grice is firing back. Absolutely 10-8 for me. I've got it 28-28
Official scorecards: 29-28 Grice, 29-28 Bermudez, 29-28 Bermudez. Dennis Bermudez wins by split decision.
Michael Chiesa vs. Anton Kuivanen - Round 1 - Chiesa comes out an doesn't touch gloves. Anton tags him to the body. Anton lands an uppercut on the inside. Anton pushes him into the cage and Chiesa tries to trip him but doesn't get the takedown. Chiesa is throwing strikes, but Anton is just landing harder in this round. Anton with a flying knee and Chiesa takes him down for a second before Anton reverses and gets to his feet. 10-9 Kuivanen.
Round 2 - Chiesa managed to get the back standing and took the fight down. Body triangle locked inand now Chiesa is getting the choke locked in. Anton defending well but now Chiesa locks it in and gets the submission. Michael Chiesa wins by submission (rear naked choke), round 2.
Brendan Schaub vs. Lavar Johnson - Round 1 - Schaub clinches him and takes him right down. Schaub into side control now. Schaub locks up a sort of anaconda choke and it was tight but Johnson refused to stop punching and Schaub eventually had to let it go. Schaub was in side control but Johnson got up and then he scored his own takedown. Schaub reverses him and is on top now. Schaub seems content to sit op top in half guard. Schaub with a knee as Johnson stands up and he takes him right back down. 10-9 Schaub.
Round 2 - Johnson with some body punches early and some knees to the thigh. Another Schaub takedown. He's not doing a ton from on top, but he's winning the fight there. Schaub trying to pass half guard but Johnson sucks his leg back in. They're stood up and Johnson just misses with an uppercut. Schaub with a big knee and a right hand and then another takedown. 10-9 Schaub.
Round 3 - Johnson with an uppercut, Schaub with a takedown. They're stood up and Schaub takes him right back down. That's...pretty much the fight. 10-9 Schaub.
Official scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Brendan Schaub wins by unanimous decision.