UFC on FUEL 6 live blog: Thiago Silva vs. Stanislav Nedkov

Anton Tabuena, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC on FUEL 6 live blog for Thiago Silva vs. Stanislav Nedkov, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday's UFC event at the Cotai Arena in Macau.

Silva is 0-2 (with 1 no-contest), in his past three fights, while Nedkov has never lost in his MMA career, including a first-round knockout of Luiz Cane in his UFC debut at UFC 134.

Check out the live blog below.

Round 1: Steve Perceval is the referee and the two do not touch gloves. Nedkov clinches with Silva and presses him into the fence. The two are basically swinging haymakers, but nothing major lands and they go back to clinching. Silva lands a knee as he breaks and a nice jab. Hard outside leg kick from Silva and Nedkov attempting a single leg, but it's stuffed. Silva fires another knee to the body of Nedkov. There are brief clinch breaks, but they don't last long and neither does much with them.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Nedkov

Round 2: Silva lands a nice outside leg kick, but follows that with an inadvertent groin shot. The bout is temporarily halted. The action resumes and Silva fires a kick to the head that's blocked. Nedkov again finds a way to clinch, but the referee breaks it before anything major happens. Silva lands another outside leg kick. Again Nedkov is pressing Silva into the cage. The two separate and again Silva is back to the leg kicks. Middle kick for Silva and now to the legs. Right hand from Nedkov drops Silva and that's the most meaningful punch of the round.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Nedkov

Round 3: Inside leg kicks for Silva to start the round. Silva pressing the action and he's landing. Silva gets the takedown and moves immediately to mount. A few strikes and he moves to lock up the head and arm triangle. Within just a few seconds Nedkov taps.

Thiago Silva def. Stanislav Nedkov by submission (head and arm triangle) at 1:45 of round 3

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