UFC on FX 7 Live Blog: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC on FX 7 live blog for Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Ibirapuera Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Gonzaga, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Rothwell, who has also won three of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC on FX 7 live blog below.


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Round 1: Marc Goddard is the referee. Ben Rothwell already switching stances and stalking. One-two lands for Rothwell, but Gonzaga in on the single leg, but can't quite get it yet. He switches to a double and then back to the single. A scramble ensues and Rothwell is still being pressed against the fence. Gonzaga gets the single and is trying to get behind him, but Rothwell stands. The referee separates them and they resume striking. Gonzaga attempts another takedown, but Rothwell separates early. Rothwell briefly presses Gonzaga into the fence, but separate and the Brazilian lands a series of right hands. Big one-two combination again from Rothwell, but Gonzaga appears gassed.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Gonzaga

Round 2: Two right hands from Gonzaga rock Rothwell at the start of the round. As he stumbles, Gonzaga locks up a standing arm-in guillotine. That doesn't work, so he jumps guillotine. That does the trick as Rothwell taps.

Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ben Rothwell via submission (guillotine) at of 1:01 round 2

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