WHAT: Main-card results and observations
WHERE: UFC on FUEL TV 10 from Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
MAIN EVENT: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum
Mendez fired 1-2 counters early, connecting on one of his first three attempts. Sarafian immediately answered back with one of his own that knocked Mendez back a step. Mendez pushed Sarafian into the cage but the Brazilian countered with a slick inside trip and put Mendez on his back. Sarafian quickly passed to half guard while digging his head under Mendez' far-side arm, finagling a head-and-arm triangle. After passing to a high half guard, Sarafian kept on going right into full mount while simultaneously locking up the choke.
This was methodical Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu domination and, as Rony Jason had tapped out Mike Wilkinson with a triangle 1:24 into the opening bout, made for consecutive, lightning-fast submission stoppages to start off the card.
- Daniel Sarafian defeats Eddie Mendez by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 1.