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UFC Fight Night 106 live results: Vitor Belfort vs. Kelvin Gastelum

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Welcome to's live coverage of UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum, emanating from the Olympic Training Center in Fortaleza, Brazil.

The event is headlined by a five-round bout in the middleweight division as former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort looks to halt retirement talk and get back into the win column when he takes on TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum. Belfort has lost two straight fights and is looking for his first win since November 2015, while Gastelum is looking to win his third straight and improve to 4-0 at 185 pounds inside the Octagon.

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua returns to action in the co-main event looking to win his third straight fight when he faces Gian Villante. Also on the main card is a lightweight bout featuring top-ten fighters as Edson Barboza squares off against Beneil Dariush.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 7 p.m. ET with preliminary action all the way through the main card.


> Garreth McLellan (13-5, 1-3 UFC) vs. Paulo Henrique Costa (8-0, 0-0 UFC)

This one didn't last long. Costa came out firing and McLellan was defending early and landing some knees in the clinch until Costa started swarming with some punches and kicks. Costa then dropped McLellan with some punches and then finished him off with some more punches on the ground. It went just over a minute. Costa looked very impressive in this fight.

Official Result- Paulo Borrachinha def. Garreth McLellan by TKO (strikes) at 1:17 of Round 1

> Rony Jason (14-6 1 NC, 4-3 1 NC UFC) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (9-0, 1-0 UFC)

They were trading back-and-forth early on with Jason getting the better of it, even dropping Kennedy for a brief moment. Kennedy came back and scored some takedowns on Jason and was pressuring him against the fence while standing. Kennedy was landing some good elbows and punches from inside the guard of Jason as the round came to a close. 10-9 first round for Kennedy.

Jason was landing some good punches early in the second but Kennedy was firing back. Jason landed a flying knee that dropped Kennedy and Jason went hunting for the finish with some punches from the top. Kennedy hung on but was stuck on the bottom and unable to scramble out. Jason wasn't able to pass the guard, either, but was landing from the top. They got stood up and Kennedy landed a low blow kick that caused a break, but nothing happened after they got back to action. 10-9 Jason in the second, 19-19 after two.

Jason was doing some showboating early in the third, including putting his hands behind his back, and it let Kennedy take him down with ease. Jason was able to get to his feet but Kennedy was relentless with a tie-up, but Jason was able to escape. Kennedy then scored another takedown in the center of the Octagon. Jason was landing elbows from the bottom but Kennedy was mixing it up from the top. Jason was going for submissions from the bottom but Kennedy was escaping and able to take Jason down again. Kennedy got another two more takedowns late and was landing at the end. 10-9 round three for Kennedy and I have it 29-28 Kennedy.

All of the judges had it for Kennedy, including a judge giving him a 10-8 round, which could have been the third.

Official Result- Jeremy Kennedy def. Rony Jason by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)


> Michel Prazeres (21-2, 5-2 UFC) vs. Josh Burkman (28-14 1 NC, 6-9 1 NC UFC)

Prazeres rocked Burkman early and often and had Burkman in a lot of trouble. Prazeres took him down and was pounding away from the back but Burkman was surviving. Prazeres took the fight down and had a north-south choked locked in which got Burkman to tap out. Impressive performance from Prazeres as he just dominated Burkman.

Official Result- Michel Prazeres def. Josh Burkman by submission (north-south choke) at 1:42 of Round 1

> Rani Yahya (#14, 23-8 1 NC, 8-2 1 NC UFC) vs. Joe Soto (17-5, 2-3 UFC)

Yahya was aggressive early but then got dropped by a right hand from Soto. Soto celebrated but Yahya got up and shook it off. Each man landed a hard punch and each shook it off. They were each landing some good punches and the grappling was being avoided for most of the round. Yahya got a takedown but Soto grabbed the neck looking for a guillotine but abandoned it. Yahya got into the guard and finished on top. Close, good round but I go 10-9 for Yahya there.

They clashed heads and Soto had a cut open and he was gushing blood. They had a break to get it checked but Soto continued on. Yahya was going for takedowns but they were getting defended. Soto was landing on the feet and defending takedowns. Yahya was landing some combinations and was getting desperate for the takedown. Soto still bleeding heavily. They were trading and both are looking tired. Soto reversed a takedown attempt and Soto ended on top and was landing. Soto got Yahya mounted and was landing late but both men survived. 10-9 second round for Soto and 19-19 after two.

Yahya had to be carried to the stool after the second round and he looks gassed. Yahya went for a takedown but Soto sprawled and ended up on top. Soto was landing from the top and Yahya wasn't doing much to get up from the bottom. There is so much blood everywhere. Soto in complete control from the top and Yahya can't do a thing from the bottom. Yahya got up and they were trading late. Yahya landed a nice combo but Soto got a late takedown. 10-9 Soto in the third, 29-28 Soto overall.

Soto took the decision on all scorecards, winning two rounds. Two judges had a 10-8, likely the third.

Official Result- Joe Soto def. Rani Yahya by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

> Sergio Moraes (11-2-1, 5-1-1 UFC) vs. Davi Ramos (6-1, 0-0 UFC)

Moraes landed a big right hand early on. They were trading with neither man getting any sort of an advantage. They aren't doing much and the crowd started to boo. Ramos was looking to land the jab and did a couple of times. Not much happened in this round, Moraes was more aggressive. 10-9 for Moraes.

It was a lot of the same in the second but Ramos was on the more aggressive side early on. Moraes went for the front kicks but was eating a jab every time he got in close. Moraes was starting to land with more volume late. Ramos went for a takedown but Moraes sprawled away. 10-9 second for Ramos and I had it 19-19 after two.

Both men need this round and neither were doing much to win it. Moraes was throwing more but a lot of it was a staring contest. Ramos was starting to throw with volume but he wasn't landing. Moraes was actually landing the punches he was throwing. This was real boring. 10-9 Moraes in the third. I had it 29-28 Moraes.

Moraes took all three rounds on all scorecards. Who cares though as this fight was bad. Neither man deserved to win.

Official Result- Sergio Moraes def. Davi Ramos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Francisco Trinaldo (#11, 21-4, 11-3 UFC) vs. Kevin Lee (14-2, 7-2 UFC)

Trinaldo got Lee pressed against the fence early but Lee reversed to a takedown. Lee was on top but Trinaldo scrambled to his feet. Trinaldo rocked Lee with a left hand that had Lee hurt so Lee went in for a takedown but it was defended. Lee landed a right but Trinaldo fired back with a hard left hand. Trinaldo landed in the clinch. Trinaldo hurt Lee and stuffed a takedown and was landing big left hands. Lee landed a knee to the body. Lee went for another takedown with no success. Trinaldo landed a big left hand at the end. 10-9 Trinaldo.

They were going back-and-forth with their strikes early on in the second. Trinaldo cracked Lee with a left hand. Lee went for a long, telegraphed takedown that was easily stuffed. Lee landed a head kick that rocked Trinaldo. Trinaldo went for a takedown but Lee ended up in the mount. Lee took the back and was looking for a choke. Lee had it locked in and Trinaldo tapped! Big win for Kevin Lee as Trinaldo had won eight straight fights coming into this.

Lee called out Khabib Nurmagomedov after this fight. I don't think he's going to get that fight right now, though.

Official Result- Kevin Lee def. Francisco Trinaldo by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:12 of Round 2


> Alex Oliveira (16-3-1 2 NC, 5-2 1 NC UFC) vs. Tim Means (26-7-1 1 NC, 8-4 1 NC UFC)

Oliveira landed a body kick early and then scored a takedown. Means was able to get back to his feet but Oliveira had him pressed against the fence. Oliveira had a big slam but Means got up. Oliveira got another two takedowns. Means kept popping back up. Means then reversed another takedown and was in side control. Means landed a couple of short elbows. Good end of the round for Means but I still had it the other way, 10-9 Oliveira.

Oliveira did some dancing at the start of the round and was scolded by John McCarthy. Oliveira scored another takedown but Means popped up only to get taken back down. Oliveira had the back with the hooks in looking for the choke. He had it locked in and Oliveira got Means to tap out! Impressive showing by Oliveira.

Official Result- Alex Oliveira def. Tim Means by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:38 of Round 2

> Bethe Correia (#9, 10-2, 4-2 UFC) vs. Marion Reneau (#13, 7-3, 3-2 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights

They were trading early and Reneau was getting the better of it. They clinched for a moment with nothing happening. Reneau landed with some knees in the clinch and a couple of body kicks. Correia was just standing in range but did land some punches. Reneau was landing better before Correia scored a takedown late and ended with some top punches. 10-9 Correia in the first,

Reneau was slowing in the second round and Correia was starting to find her punches even rocking Reneau with a right hand. Correia rocked her again with an uppercut. Reneau landed an uppercut herself. Correia scored a takedown into the guard. Reneau was looking for a triangle but Correia slid out. Correia ended the round on top. 10-9 Correia, 20-18 Correia after two.

Reneau stunned Correia with a head kick and was going after the finish with punches. Correia tried a takedown to recover but Reneau was able to slightly get the back and was landing some big punches and elbows. Reneau got into the mount and was unloading with punches looking to finish. It could be stopped as those punches are huge. Correia tried to reverse but Reneau reversed back to half-guard. Reneau landing lots of elbows. Reneau took the back and had the hooks locked in. Reneau was landing from the back but Correia somehow survived the round. 10-8 round for Reneau and I have it a 28-28 draw. Correia got to her feet and danced like she won the fight, but that is in question.

This one ended in a majority draw. One judge had it 29-27 for Reneau, giving her two rounds with a likely 10-8 in the third. The other two had it 28-28, likely with Correia winning one and two and Reneau with a 10-8 third. The fact that all of the judges seemed to score the third 10-8 for Renau is definitely the correct call, and surprising at the same time as judges can be stingy with that score. It was the correct call.

Official Result- Bethe Correia vs. Marion Reneau scored a majority draw (29-27 Reneau, 28-28, 28-28)

> Jussier Formiga (#3, 19-4, 5-3 UFC) vs. Ray Borg (#8, 10-2, 4-2 UFC)

They were even on the feet early before the battle in the clinch took over. Both were landing knees but Formiga had the pressure. Borg landed on the break. Formiga was getting the better of the exchanges on the feet but Borg was landing as well. Formiga landed an excellent combination at the end and a spinning back fist at the end as well. 10-9 Formiga.

Formiga was landing some good strikes and Borg went in for a takedown but it was defended. Borg still had Formiga pressured up against the fence. Not much was happening so Mario Yamasaki broke them away from the fence. Both were landing some good strikes and Formiga in particular landed a nice leg kick. Borg went for a late takedown to no avail. Close round. 10-9 Formiga, 20-18 Formiga.

Formiga got a takedown and transitioned right to mount but Borg was able to scramble out and had the back for Formiga before they got upright against the fence. Formiga ended up getting Borg to the mat and had the back despite a big fence grab by Borg. Borg was able to switch and got to the top in the guard. Borg waslanding from the top and Formiga was cut open. Borg landing good with big elbows from inside the guard. Formiga scrambles and Borg takes the back. Formiga got Borg into his half-guard as the fight ended. Close fight overall. 10-9 Borg in the third but I have it 29-28 Formiga.

Borg got 29-28 scores on all three scorecards to take the decision. A very big win for him. After the fight, he said he has some things to work on with his coaches (he is coached by Greg Jackson, Mike Winklejohn, Brandon Gibson and that crew), but that he is coming after Demetrious Johnson.

Official Result- Ray Borg def. Jussier Formiga by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Edson Barboza (#5, 18-4, 12-4 UFC) vs. Beneil Dariush (#9, 14-2, 8-2 UFC)

They were firing away at each other early on. Dariush was landing some left hands but Barboza was landing the jab and a head kick. Barboza landed a big body kick but Dariush was landing the left hand in return. Dariush has been very busy this round. Barboza landed another body kick and then another. Barboza started to get busy late but it may have not been enough to get the round. Close round though. 10-9 Dariush.

Barboza with a body kick but Dariush landed a head kick that was partially blocked. Barboza landed a counter right hand but Dariush with a spinning back fist. Dariush went for a takedown but it is defended. Barboza landed a heavy leg kick. They were trading and then a groin shot on Dariush. Out of nowhere a big flying knee from Barboza knocked Dariush out cold. One of the best knockouts of this young year so far, an incredible finish from Barboza.

Official Result- Edson Barboza def. Beneil Dariush by knockout (flying knee) at 3:35 of Round 2

> Mauricio Rua (#6, 24-10, 8-8 UFC) vs. Gian Villante (#12, 15-7, 5-4 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Rua dropped Villante early but Villante got right back up. They were trading and Villante landed a left hook that had Rua rocked. Rua was in trouble but Villante clinched and Rua recovered. Rua landed a right hand after they broke that stunned Villante. Rua was landing his punches in close range. They were trading punches. Rua dropped Villante again but Villante up. Rua rocked him again. Rua started landing the jab. Villante landed the jab. Rua landed a late combo. 10-9 Rua.

They were trading again early. Zero head movement from Villante. Villante landed a nice left hook and had Rua retreating for a moment. Rua landed a big right hand countering a leg kick. They were trading and both men landed big punches. It feels like a knockout is coming at any moment. Rua landed a big right hand and Villante slipped to the mat. Rua landed a big right hand late. 10-9 Rua, 20-18 Rua after two.

Both men have been eating huge punches. Rua rocked Villante and started attacking the body. Villante was in a lot of trouble and Rua started teeing off against the fence with a barrage of punches and finally it was stopped by Mario Yamasaki. Great fight. Rua has now won three straight fights for the first time in ten years.

Official Result- Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua def. Gian Villante by TKO (punches) at :59 of Round 3

> Vitor Belfort (#9, 25-13, 14-9 UFC) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (#10, 13-2, 8-2 UFC)

Belfort tried a spin kick early but Gastelum was too close for it to properly land. They traded left hands. Belfort just missed a flying knee but it did hit the chest. Spinning kick from Belfort lands. Gastelum drops Belfort with a left hand and is going for the finish but Belfort survives. Gastelum in the guard and looking for a choke. Belfort back to his feet. Belfort rocked Gastelum with a combo. Gastelum knocks Belfort down with another left hand and after another punch it is stopped by John McCarthy. Gastelum looked great here. He called for a fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Belfort mentioned he has one fight left on his contract and hopes to fight in Rio as well.

Official Result- Kelvin Gastelum def. Vitor Belfort by TKO (punches) at 3:52 of Round 1