As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC on Fox 8. Our live coverage will start with the fights on Facebook (aprox 4 p.m. ET) followed by the fights on the FX prelim broadcast (5 p.m. ET) through the pay-per-view main card (8 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:
Lightweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Jorge Masvidal
160 lbs Catchweight: Danny Castillo vs. Tim Means
Lightweight: Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard
Lightweight: Yves Edwards vs. Daron Cruickshank
Middleweight: Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith
Women's Julie Kedzie vs. Germaine de Randamie
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John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza - Round 1 - Albert dominated the early part of the round, almost securing an armbar before ending up on bottom. Meza did good work at that point before going for a guillotine, ending up in mount with the hold but not being able to finish the submission. Very close round but I'd go 10-9 Meza.
Round 2 - Meza with a very hard leg kick that seemed to hurt Albert and now Albert ends up locking in a guillotine and going to the ground and then transitioning to a triangle choke. Albert continues to try to work the triangle choke and locks it in deeper, now pulling the head down. Meza pulls out as Albert's legs go rubber and he just lays there while Meza gets on his back. Meza flattens him out and punches away before locking in the choke for the finish. Yaotzin Meza wins by submission (rear naked choke), round 2.
Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas - Round 1 - Facebook stream went down so I missed the first two minutes. Riley misses with an overhand. Salas with a nice combination of strikes. Salas with a nice counter. Riley with a nice two punch combo. Salas with a takedown, Riley bounces right back up. YouTube stream is barely working for me here. I'm not going to try scoring.
Round 2 - Salas' right eye is cut and swelling. Riley's nose is gushing blood after taking some big shots and Salas is really starting to put it on him with counters and just well timed strikes. Salas landed a very good combination later in the round. He's clearly winning the fight.
Round 3 - Riley gets beat up for the majority of the round but does get poked in the eye and also lands a big head kick. It's not enough though as Salas appeared to clearly win the fight.
Official scorecards: 29-28 Salas, 29-28 Riley, 29-28 Salas. Justin Salas wins by split decision. How did Riley win a card?
Julie Kedzie vs. Germaine de Randamie - Round 1 - Germaine standing tall and looking like she's waiting to let some strikes fly. Kedzie with a shot but doesn't come near getting the takedown. Kedzie punched and Germaine slipped but they're back to standing and Germaine pushes Kedzie into the cage, working knees to the body and legs. Kedzie turns her and has her back to the cage but gets spun back the other way. Germaine with a kick and Kedzie catches it but holds on. 10-9 Germaine de Randamie.
Round 2 - They're not clinching as much this round but not much happens. Now Kedzie with a high kick and an uppercut and that was a nice exchange. Kedzie gets the takedown and she's on top in half guard and working some decent ground and pound. Not much else happens. 10-9 Kedzie.
Round 3 - Kedzie comes out throwing a lot of strikes and uses that to get inside and almost get the takedown. Now they're clinching against the cage. Germaine does land a good knee ot the head as they separate. Big right by Germaine. Great kick to the body by Kedzie. Germaine lands a head kick but Kedzie get the takedown. They're trading strikes. 10-9 Germaine de Randamie.
Official scorecards: 30-27 de Randamie, 29-28 Kedzie, 29-28 de Randamie. Germaine de Randamie wins by split decision.
Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith - Round 1 - Herman throwing some uppercuts in the clinch early. Smith with some knees as he pushes Herman into the cage. Herman with a massive punch that buckles Smith's legs and he doesn't take advantage which lets Smith recover and land a big punch of his own. Now again he lands a huge shot. Now they trade big shots. Both guys have been badly hurt but the other guy has let them off the hook. Now Herman lands a good series of shots to end the round and that should secure it for him. 10-9 Herman
Round 2 - Head kick by Smith but Herman lands a punch at the same time and now he grabs a front headlock. Smith lands a head kick as they stand up. Herman with another left hook that lands. Now they both trade big shots again. Herman with the takedown into side control. 10-9 Herman.
Round 3 - Smith with a big right hand but Herman gets a takedown. Now Smith is looking for a guillotine. Herman breaks the hands and is in half guard looking for an arm triangle. They end up back on the feet and Herman lands a good right hand. Smith shoots and gets stuffed. Herman with a knee to the head after winning in the clinch for a minute. Low kick by Smith lands to Herman's cup.
Official Scorecards: 30-27 Smith, 30-27 Herman, 29-28 Herman. Ed Herman wins by split decision.
Yves Edwards vs. Daron Cruickshank - Round 1 - Body kick by Daron and then he goes high. Low kick by Edwards. Head kick by Edwards lands. Leg kick by Edwards. A lot of movement but neither guy is landing a ton. Daron with a nice combination of punches and now a good body kick counter and Edwards with a counter left of his own. They trade strikes agian but Daron probably got the better of that. 10-9 Cruickshank.
Round 2 - Good trading throughout the round, Yves is chasing, Daron is moving backward and picking his spots. Yves with a nice combination with about a minute left in the round. Spinning backfist by Daron and then he lands a nice two punch combo. 10-9 Cruickshank.
Round 3 - Edwards thinks Cruickshank is running and is frustrated between rounds. Daron keeps moving and Yves is having trouble cutting him off and really doing much with it. Edwards is getting hit with a lot of kicks, but has landed some good punches. Still, Daron has managed to do enough to win it would seem. 10-9 Cruickshank.
Official scorecards: 30-27 Cruickshank, 30-27 Edwards, 30-27 Cruickshank. Daron Cruickshank wins by unanimous decision.
Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard - Round 1 - Danzig with some low kicks. Melvin pushes him to the cage and lands a few knees to the body. Danzig bleeding a little bit and Guillard lands a leg kick and a hard right hand. Leg kick by Guillard again. Guillard still landing well and Danzig hasn't been able to do much, he tries to get inside but Melvin shrugs him off. 10-9 Guillard.
Round 2 - Guillard with a good right hand. Danzig is pressing forward but he's not really doing enough to win the fight. Big left by Guillard lands hard. Left hand by Guillard drops Danzig and some follow up shots end it. Melvin Guillard wins by TKO (punches and hammerfists), round 2.
Danny Castillo vs. Tim Means - Round 1 - Castillo slips throwing a kick, Means doesn't really know what to do so he gets taken down. Castillo just hanging out in the guard and working can openers and ground and pound. Means tries to get up, Castillo took his back but Means managed to get up and then land a knee as Castillo got up. Big punch by Means and a knee. Castillo with another takedown. 10-9 Castillo but Means did a little work on the feet.
Round 2 - Knee to the head by Means after he stuffs the takedown. Castillo hasn't really looked for the takedown this round and it's letting Means stay in the fight more than he should be. Means with the body triangle after he does get taken down. Close round, I'll go 10-9 Castillo I guess.
Round 3 - Right hand by Castillo, Means with a knee. Means is opening up on the feet a lot now, actually starting to do some damage and now he lands a very hard knee to the body. Castillo with a takedown and Means is in side control after he rolls through it to end up on top. Big left by Means, Means leaps over him now trying to improve position, but Castillo slides and ends up getting to the feet. Castillo with a good punch. 10-9 Means.
Official scorecards: 29-28 across the board. Danny Castillo wins by unanimous decision.
Michael Chiesa vs. Jorge Masvidal - Round 1 - Chiesa looking for the takedown right away and Masvidal is defending well. Chiesa gets the takedown and is trying to secure side control but Masvidal stands up. Chiesa with a big punch that drops Masvidal, he follows up with punches but now switches to a guillotine but Masvidal is out. Body kick by Masvidal and now a flurry of punches. Good body kick by Chiesa. And now a good left hand. Good body shot by Masvidal and Chiesa lands a good shot of his own. 10-9 Chiesa.
Round 2 - Chiesa with a takedown now. Masvidal with a deep guillotine attempt but Chiesa pops out. Chiesa stands up and Masvidal with a series of hard punches and Chiesa is hurting a little bit now. Body shots by Masvidal and he lands a low blow but the ref doesn't care. Masvidal with some elbows from the top. Knees to the body by Masvidal and now some more ground and pound. D'arce choke attempt by Masvidal and Chiesa taps as the horn sounds. Wow. Jorge Masvidal wins by submission (d'arce choke), round 2.