This is the UFC on FOX 11 undercard live blog for the UFC event at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.
There will be nine fights on the UFC on FOX 11 undercard. Rafael dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski, Jorge Masvidal vs. Pat Healy, Estevan Payan vs. Alex White, Caio Magalhaes vs. Luke Zachrich, Jordan Mein vs. Hernani Perpetuo, Dustin Ortiz vs. Ray Borg, Mirsad Bektic vs. Chas Skelly, and Derrick Lewis vs. Jack May will be featured on the prelims.
Check out the UFC on FOX 11 undercard live blog below.
Derrick Lewis vs. Jack May
Round 1: Big John McCarthy is the referee as the heavyweights kick off the UFC on FOX 11 card. Good little stare down as they entered the cage. They touch them up. Heavy leg kick from May, and then another. Those were loud. Overhand right comes in off from May, and Lewis tackles May across the cage. There the struggle commences. May keeping Lewis close as Lewis tries to pass. Now May reverses, and momentarily gets Lewis' back. Now May able to transition to the top position, and into mount. It's Lewis now holding May's neck, keeping him on his chest. May finally wiggles free enough to drop some leather on Lewis, short rights. Wow, May tried to snatch Lewis' back and ends up back on bottom, and now Lewis throws so big shots while May is down. This things close to being stopped as Lewis smells blood. He's dropping big punches to the turting May, and McCarthy steps in. It's over.
UFC on FOX 11 officials results: Derrick Lewis def. Jack May via TKO (strikes) at 4:23 of R1
Mirsad Bektic vs. Chas Skelly
Round 1: The referee for this fight is Jorge Ortiz. Skelly has long been touted by Johny Hendricks, so let's see how he does. Bektic to the center, and he stalks forward. Skelly misses on front kick. A little exchange on fence, and Bektic took the brunt. Already a little red over his right eye. Crisp combination from Bektic, ends with solid uppercut. This time as he throws upperdeck, Skelly ducks under and tries to take Bektic down. They spin on fence, now Bektic has Skelly's back on links. Bektic plowing, and throwing knees to Skelly's thighs. Crowd restless, wants them separated. They do it naturally, as Skelly bursts out. Back at center, Skelly throwing the jab to no avail. Bektic gets clipped with a nice shot, very audible on press row. Good exchange there, and they both land and into a scramble...big shot from Bektic, and he's on top, in Skelly's guard. Bektic postures up, and lands a nice left hand. Skelly keeping him tethered, and Bektic content to end round landing shots from guard. MMA Fighting scores R1 for Bektic, 10-9.
Round 2: They dance to center, and Bektic again holds it. Bektic comes in with nice right hand, which gets through. Skelly throwing jabs right now, isolated shots. Bektic lands another right hand, and in a brief skirmish tags Skelly with an uppercut. That time Bektic came in low to the body, and missed the follow-up to the head. Skelly surges forward and lands a good shot to set up a takedown attempt. He posts Bektic up on the fence with the single-leg, but Bektic reverses there and now working Skelly on the fence. There's some bleeding above Skelly's right eye. They break. Things heat up there with big exchange, and Bektic is in trouble. Boom! Big knee, but Bektic had his hand on the ground. Oh no. Bektic is wobbly. We have a stop. Referee looking at Bektic. He warns Skelly about downed opponent. Skelly is docked a point. Bektic was really hurt, essentially knocked out, but looks like they are going to let fight continue. Bektic taking his time on recovery, trying to get cobwebs out. Ref asks if he's okay, he says yes. We are back at it. Bektic with an uppercut in close. Big knee to the head from Skelly. This time Bektic shakes it off, and comes in with a one-two, the second which crashes home. MMA Fighting scores R2 9-9 with the point deduction to Skelly (19-18 overall for Bektic)
Round 3: Skelly's corner asking the Texan to utilize that clinch, and to do work there. They are back out. Both guys a little more cautious, throwing more sparingly early. But wow, now Bektic shoots in and slams Skelly to the ground. That got the crowd riled up. Bektic lifts a leg and passed guard, meanwhile landing acute shots in tight with his right hand. Skelly scrambles and grabs hold of Bektic's wrist, and ends up reversing him. Nice maneuvering there. He has Bektic's back on fence. Bektic now spins out and he lands right back on top, and into Skelly's guard. Skelly able to use fence to get to a knee, and now he is back up. A small chant of "Mirsad" going on. And on cue, Bektic takes Skelly down, and he rolls for a heel hook. Both guys are now threatening. The round closing out, as Skelly tries to get leg over should for a triangle, but nothing doing. That's it. MMA Fighting scores R3 for Bektic, 10-9 (29-27 for Bektic overall)
UFC on FOX 11 official results: Mirsad Bektic def. Chas Skelly via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
Dustin Ortiz vs. Ray Borg
Round 1: The referee is Jorge Alonzo. Ortiz out quick, and immediately slides in on his knees for a takedown. Can't get it, and instead starts mugging in close Borg on fence. He lifts him on fence, and with his head being threatened with a guillotine he calmly puts Borg on his back. They stay there, and now Borg able to turn tables, and has Ortiz on fence. Ortiz is landing elbows as Borg keeps his legs wrapped up. Borg is driving him into post, but Ortiz is throwing. Now Borg picks Ortiz off canvas and slams him down. He goes for a choke, but it's not happening, and now it's Ortiz who commandeers the top position. He's got Borg on fence, and he's landing shots to the Tasmexican Devil's rib cage. They stand, and Borg once again lifts Ortiz and slams him down, and goes for choke. Instead, he ends up back on bottom, and Ortiz goes to work throwing more punches into his side. Short elbows now, a couple landed. They exchange at end of round and those were some mean shots. MMA Fighting scores R1 for Borg, 10-9.
Round 2: Ortiz out fast, waving his left out there. Borg with a spinning kick that misses, and now he gets caught up in a scuffle on fence. He eats a sold right hand, and Ortiz looking for takedown. As with first, Borg and Ortiz spin each other on fence, as Ortiz lands a couple of knees inside. Finally after the toil, he takes Borg down and into side control. Borg able to recover guard for a moment, now stands up and abruptly returns the favor, snatches Ortiz's back and puts body lock on. Ortiz grabs Borg's arm over his shoulder and torques. That slips free, and Borg goes back to work trying for a rear naked. He has the Milwaukee fighter flattened out on his stomach, but as he sinks in with his arms Ortiz gets to knees. Right back to it, as Borg lands a curling right hand. Now Ortiz stands up, but he has a passenger in the form of Borg, who is piggybacking still with a body lock. Borg sinks the choke, but he can't get under the chin enough, and just like that Ortiz slips through and is now on top. That's where the round ends. MMA Fighting scores R2 for Borg, 10-9 (20-18 overall)
Round 3: Final round. Both guys still packed with energy, bouncing in their corners. They come out and Borg lands a body kick, but then eats a stiff left jab. Ortiz muscles Borg up to fence, but they release and come together mid-cage, where Ortiz lands a knee to Borg's head. Ortiz a frenetic movement with his hands, changes levels before coming in with good-looking combination. Borg spins with kick and grazes Ortiz. Good knee from Ortiz. Ortiz once again grabs hold of Borg and ties him up on fence, looking for throw. Nothing doing, and as they break to middle Ortiz lands a knee. Good amount of blood streaming from Ortiz's nose. They clinch, and Ortiz again with the knees, one then another. Using his length well. Borg has had enough of that, and he takes Ortiz down. Ortiz still active with elbows, though, and is able to stand up. They scramble there, and the blood slick, both guys having trouble clinging on the other. Big slam from Borg again, who grabs Ortiz's back as the round comes to an end. Back and forth action. Some closes rounds. MMA Fighting scores R3 for Ortiz, 10-9 (29-28 overall for Borg)
UFC on FOX 11 official results: Dustin Ortiz def. Ray Borg via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jordan Mein vs. Hernani Perpetuo
Round 1: Herb Dean making his first appearance tonight as the referee. Mein stalking forward. Perpetuo with a nice leg kick. Mein dekes up top and returns the favor. So far both guys going low. Some blood on Perpetuo's nose. Now the Brazilian pulls guard, and Mein brings heat to the ground, landing big shots. The Canadian is bringing pressure, not allowing Perpetuo to set up. Mein trying to get mount, can't, but he is landing shots on Perpetuo all the same -- plenty of room to slug. Finally Perpetuo able to stand back up, and right off the back gets caught with a knee from the clinch straight in the chin. He shrugs that off, but it looked like it hurt. Mein bobbing around trying to find his range, and Perpetuo comes in with leg kick. Mein doing good job of keeping Perpetuo off balance, and he's the aggressor. Towards end of round, Perpetuo puts his head down to shoot in, but nothing doing. MMA FIghting scores R1 for Mein, 10-9.
Round 2: Mein keeping at range, making Perpetuo miss. Both guys feeling out there, but Mein is applying the pressure. From the leg kicks that Perpetuo threw early, there's a big read welt on Mein's lead leg, on the back of the thigh. Mein with a high kick which didn't land flush. Perpetuo throwing to the body. Crowd getting a little antsy. Great combination from Mein there, lands with right then left. Mein gets low and springs an uppercut, but that misses. Perpetuo right back to leg kicks. He has something going there if he keeps throwing them. Mein shoots in and gets Perpetuo on the ground, without a lot of protest. As Perpetuo scoots up, Mein punishes him with a strike, and they come back to the feet. A lot of threatening with very little throwing. Perpetuo having trouble closing the distance. The round ends. MMA Fighting scores R2 for Mein, 10-9 (20-18 overall)
Round 3: Back at it. A lot of movement from Perpetuo who is trying to wade in and create some offense. He'd wearing plenty of damage on his face, as there's a nice knot forming on the forehead. Now he's bleeding above the ear. Mein now throwing leg kicks of his own. As Perpetuo swings with a right, Mein tackles him to the canvas at the center. Perpetuo turns swiftly for a heel hook. Crowd lets up a roar. He's got the leg, and Mein is sitting on his shins as poised as he can be as Perpetuo tries for knee bar. Herb Dean is crouching in watching close. Mein coolly spins out of it, and now he's vying for Perpetuo's back. Can't get it, and Perpetuo ends up back in Mein's guard. He's trying to pass, bleeding profusely all over Mein's neck. It's like he's been hit with red spray paint as they stand. Lunging left hand from Mein lands, and Perpetuo puts up his hands to say bring it. Big combination there from Perpetuo! He lands three solid shots, and Mein was caught off guard. Now Mein shoots in for takedown and Perpetuo hammering away. They finish the fight there. MMA Fighting scores R3 for Perpetuo, 10-9 (29-28 for Mein overall)
UFC on FOX 11 official results: Jordan Mein def. Hernani Perpetuo via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Caio Magalhaes vs. Luke Zachrich
Round 1: Big John McCarthy is the third man. Ohio's Zachrich to center, and they are swinging. Big combination from Magalhaes and there was all kinds of leather landing. The pressure stays on, and it's all Magalhaes, straight up barrage of punches and knees. Down goes Zachrich! He curls up and is hurt, looked like a shot to the groin. But Magalhaes pounces and is wailing on Zachrich, and McCarthy steps in. That's it! Explosive stuff from Magalhaes. Wow. McCarthy might have missed a shot to the groin, the thing that crippled Zachrich over. A bunch of left hands as he turtled up and McCarthy stopped it. Zachrich pointing to replays to McCarthy afterwards. On replay, it's hard to tell if he was hit in the groin.
UFC on FOX 11 official results: Caio Magalhaes def. Luke Zachrich via TKO (strikes) at :24 of R1.
Estevan Payan vs. Alex White
Round 1: Jorge Ortiz is the referee. Body kick by Payan, and in a quick exchange at center they trade shots with White narrowly missing a spinning backfist. They are both gamers, as they again come together in a flurry. Another big shot with left hand by White, and Payan hits the deck. Here comes White for the finish, throwing bombs on the fence to the downed Payan, who is still on the canvas, and the referee waves him off. Oddly enough, just as the referee did that Payan came springing back to life, jumped to his feet to protest. The last punch look like it woke him up. But a good stoppage, as he was stiff taking all the preceding punches on the floor.
UFC on FOX 11 official results: Alex White def. Estevan Payan via TKO (strikes) at 1:28 of R1
Jorge Masvidal vs. Pat Healy
Round 1: Jorge Alonso is the referee. He brings them out, and Masvidal rushes to meet Healy at his end. Masvidal pivots as Healy circles. Healy comes in with exploratory right hand. Oblique kick from the Florida native Masvidal, and then he clips Healy good with a right hand as he comes in. Healy took it, and kept pursuit. Healy tucks a right hand into Masvidal's rib cage, and then eats a body kick. Healy comes in, and again gets caught by counter punches on chin, but in the end landed one of his own. Now he's trying to dump Masvidal on his back along fence, hoisting at his legs. Masvidal momentarily grabs guillotine, but lets it got as quickly to deliver a couple of elbows. Healy lets it go, but only for a second, as he shoots back in on Masvidal. It pays off, as he dumps Masvidal on his butt -- yet Masvidal able to get right back up. Right back into cage work for Healy, as he pins Masvidal on the fence and works for a takedown. Masvidal slips free and delivers a short elbow to the temple on the break. Huge body kick from Masvidal, and he tries a flying knee but Healy stands in and catches him in the air and drags Masvidal down. They get right back up and exchange kicks to end the first round. MMA Fighting scores R1 for Masvidal, 10-9.
Round 2: Healy bringing the offense, and Masvidal at home retreating and swinging in counters. He connects, but Healy now pushes Masvidal up on fence. Healy has his lunch pail. He is making it gritty on fence. They break for a moment and he lands a couple of shots to Masvidal's ribs. Now they break again and back to the middle. Masvidal with a half-superman punch, connects. Healy wheels around and sizes up, ends up throwing a leg kick and then having his kneecap crushed by Masvidal's heel. Healy bursts in again, and right back up to the fence does Masvidal's back go. Healy has a leg, but he lets it go. Nice knee from Healy in clinch. They break and Masvidal plants and does a spinning heel kick that lands into Healy's wrists, as he was protecting his face. Healy wastes no more time and shoots in for takedown, gets it -- but just as before, right back up Masvidal pops. Masvidal trying to control wrists, and doing a fine job of thwarting Healy's wrestling. They break, and with the space Masvidal lands a couple of pretty jabs and a hook. Healy winces, tucks his head down and comes forward winging uppercuts. One snuck through as round ends. MMA Fighting scores R2 for Masvidal, 10-9 (20-18 overall)
Round 3: Healy right to work shoving Masvidal on fence, but this time Masvidal turns him around with underhooks. Big head kick as they separate from Masvidal. Healy unfazed, as he moves forward throwing. He lands a right hand, and back to the fence they go, battling through whizzers and underhooks. Healy breaks, and Masvidal very fluidly sneaks a couple of jabs in. Now the action's picking up. Healy with a takedown, and Masvidal somersaults which basically causes Healy's head to spike. Nevertheless, the gritty wrestler holds him at the waste. Now Masvidal able to turn the tables, and he has Healy on fence sitting on his bottom. Little headlock from Healy, and using fence he gets up. Not for long, as Masvidal dumbs him down. Looks like Healy has lost some steam. Masvidal is working for Healy's back, and he has a leg planted over the knee, but Healy able to scramble and get up. Now Healy with single-leg attempt, and as he works for it Masvidal lands a series of sharp elbows to his hips. Healy still firing away, now with a diet of inside punches on the rib cage, but Masvidal crashes home some parting shots. That's the fight. MMA Fighting scores R3 for Masvidal, 10-9 (30-27 overall)
UFC on FOX 11 official results: Jorge Masvidal def. Pat Healy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27. 29-28)
Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski
Round 1: Two years after his last Octagon appearance, the quiet return of Thiago Alves. We'll see how he looks. Herb Dean is the ref. They touch them up. Knee to the body by Baczynski. Alves with a nice left cross that hits home. Baczynski comes up top with a kick, but it was blocked. Alves running his offense through leg kicks, setting things up. Baczynski shoots in on Alves after a pretty even exchange, but Alves able to push the attempt away. Good one-off there from Baczynski, with the right hand. Alves stands in the pocket and delivers a crisp combo, looked like the second shot got through clean. Superman punch by Baczynski doesn't get there. Now they are swinging along the fence. As Baczynski cirles, Alves follows. They are having dust-ups in intervals, and Alves beginning to get the better of the trades. Baczynski is bleeding over his right eye. He fakes low and comes in high. Alves with a head kick which lands. Good poise from Alves, who isn't showing much of the rust people feared (though he's being methodical). Flying knee from Baczynski, and Alves tracks him down across cage throwing! Lands a beautiful right. Lots of game exchanges in that first round, crowd loving the fight. MMA Fighting scores R1 for Alves, 10-9.
Round 2: Alves' right eye is swollen, too. He was catching heaters in that first round. Back at it, and they are picking spots—Alves circling now, with Baczynski holding center. Good kick series from Alves, who is moving fluidly. He throws another kick, this time caught and disrupted by Baczynski, who spins him off balance. Each time Baczynski comes in with something it seems Alves is throwing kicks. He's working his hands in there, too, predicated off the kicks. Good forward push kick from Baczynski, square to Alves chest. High-low combos for Baczynski have been more effective in second round. Baczynski catches Alves with a punch after an errant flying knee that might have stunned him a bit. Alves momentarily froze, and now there's blood coming out of his nostrils. Both guys wearing the struggle on their faces. Leg kick by Alves. He tucks his head down and throws two punches up top, and follows that with another leg kick. Inside of a minute. Alves might be losing a little of the pep in his step. This is where the rust may show, as the fight gets late. Still, he throws a head kick which lands. They exchange on the fence as the round ends, and glare at each other. MMA Fighting scores R2 for Alves, 10-9 (20-18 overall)
Round 3: Crowd lets up roar for Florida's own Alves as he comes out for third. Chants break out. Body kick from Alves, and he's still the aggressor. Baczynski is game though, and puts his head down and drives Alves to the fence, trying to take him down. Didn't work. Back to center, Alves circling. Lot of volume in strikes for both guys; Alves seems to be landing more efficiently even still. Baczynski waving jab and follows that with a blazing overhand which misses and throws him off balance. Alves waits for Baczynski to fire, and uses his head movement to get out of the way and return. Alves lands a punch right down Main that backed Baczynski up for a second. They are just teeing off in some of these trades. Solid left from Alves lands, and he follows that up with a steady flow of punches. Baczynski is tired, but he's still got the dog in him -- he puts his head down and rushes forward for takedown, but doesn't have the burst. Huge come up from Alves, who tracks Baczynski down on fence and unloads with a couple of big shots! Baczynski was hurt for a moment, but he wheels around. Crowd roaring with each punch. Both guys tired and with battered features. Closing seconds, and they once again throw caution to the wind and swing away. What a fight. Looks like Alves may have made a triumphant return. MMA Fighting scores R3 for Alves, 10-9 (30-27 overall)
UFC on FOX 11 official results: Thiago Alves def. Seth Baczynski via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Round 1: Big John McCarthy to oversee the prelims "main event." Here we go. They touch them up. Nurmagomedov with straight posture looks for early opening. Dos Anjos playing with his stance, moving. Nurmagomedov the first to lunge forward with a sally, but nothing much landed. Now he shoots in and has hold of Dos Anjos, whom he picks up and sets on his back. Dos Anjos tries to get up, but the Dagestani fighter is relentless with that single-leg, and he holds it. Dos Anjos is elastic; he's able to stand and swivel and stay upright. They break, and back to center. Great body kick from Dos Anjos lands, and that only serves to anger Nurmagomedov . He comes forward throwing punches, landing a left hand clean, and uses that momentum for a takedown. He has Dos Anjos on fence, and again Dos Anjos is able to use it to stand back up. Nurmagomedov stays right on him, though Now he lets him go and throws a hard piece of leather that made a resounding dead thud. Dos Anjos is fine, and they circle back to center, Nurmagomedov in pursuit. Dos Anjos moves forward throwing some punches, but they were blocked for the most part. Nurmagomedov stands and plants, but can't get much done with the moving target. They tie up on fence and swing in close, but the round ends. MMA Fighting scores R1 for Nurmagomedov, 10-9.
Round 2: Deliberate stuff here from Dos Anjos, as he looks for an opening to operate. Solid right hand from Nurmagomedov, and now an uppercut lands in. Having had enough of the formalities, Nurmagomedov shoots in for takedown and gets it. Dos Anjos gazes over his shoulder from bottom and takes a breath. Back to plotting a get up. Nurmagomedov is keeping him there, though, and landing some punches. As Dos Anjos squirms forward, Nurmagomedov stays with him, adjusts his center of gravity, and muscles him back. Nurmagomedov is twisting Dos Anjos, and trying to dump him back on the ground. McCarthy is watching close, as they thing nears a stalemate. Now he gets the takedown, and Dos Anjos, grabbing what he can, gets Nurmagomedov's neck for short guillotine attempt. Nothing there. Nurmagomedov in Dos Anjos' guard, and doing a knee hop to pass it, but can't do it. Dos Anjos forced to try offense from the bottom, as Nurmagomedov weighs on him. For a moment he got the butterfly guard, but could not push the Dagestani off of him. Nurmagomedov stands up and, for a brief second looked like he was going to let Dos Anjos stand. Nope, instead he jumps high over his upkicking legs and tries to land a punch as the round ends. MMA Fighting scores R2 for Nurmagomedov, 10-9 (20-18 overall)
Round 3: Head kick attempt by Nurmagomedov. Dos Anjos may need to score a finish here. Nice body shot to the kidney from Dos Anjos. Nurmagomedov reacts as if nothing happened, and thrusts his hulk back onto Dos Anjos against the fence. Fishing for the single-leg, and again Dos Anjos proves he's flexible, as he spins out. Dos Anjos able to initiate there with a kick into a takedown attempt, but couldn't get it worked through. In fact, Nurmagomedov grabs him and throws him across his body, slamming him to the canvas. And now Nurmagomedov is right back into Dos Anjos' guard, not finding much operating room, but posturing. He's able to get to half-guard, and from thee lands a couple of left hands. Butterfly guard for Dos Anjos, but only for a moment as Nurmagomedov swims right back through his limbs. Dominant stuff from Nurmagomedov. Nurmy is throwing some punches around from back of Dos Anjos, but mostly just suffocating him. And that's how it ends, with a few scattered boos. Total domination by Nurmagomedov. MMA Fighting scores R3 for Nurmagomedov, 10-9 (30-27 overall)
UFC on FOX 11 official results: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)