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UFC Fight Night 106 live blog: Alex Oliveira vs. Tim Means

An illegal knee caused the last fight between Tim Means and Alex Oliveira to be ruled a no-contest.
An illegal knee caused the last fight between Tim Means and Alex Oliveira to be ruled a no-contest.
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This is the UFC Fight Night 106 live blog for Alex Oliveira vs. Tim Means, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Oliveira, who is 3-1 (with one no-contest) over his past five fights, will face Means, who also is 3-1 (with one no-contest) over his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 106 live blog below.

Round 1: Big John McCarthy is the referee. Means to center, and Cowboy rolls around. Nice exchange right away as Oliveira was throwing some leather. He misses on a big right, and they tie up. Oliveira clinches, and now spins Means down to the canvas. This is where he wants this fight. Means flirts with an arm bar, but gives that up. Oliveira in his guard, trying to free up some room to strike. Means pretty active from bottom, using butterfly guard. Now the scramble, and Oliveira able to stay on top along the fence. Means is trying to push off with his right leg, and it works — he stands along the fence, but Oliveira is still right on him. They roll on the fence, and now Means trying to get some offense with Oliveira having underhooks. Oliveira now reverses again, and he slams Means to the canvas, but the American bounces back up. Oliveira is on his back though. Once again, Oliveira lifts Means off his feet and throws Means down. Means again gets up, and repeat. Oliveira just ragdolling Means. And now Means reverses! It's Means who is in side control, and he's trying to get some retribution. Means rotating with Oliveira, and Means is going to end the round in a dominant position, gaining momentum. Not enough to win the round, though. MMA Fighting scores R1 for Oliveira, 10-9.


Round 2: They touch gloves to begin the round, because Oliveira landed a late shot after the bell. Means tucks in and bullies Oliveira to the fence, and now that's reversed. Means fishing for a single leg after being dumped momentarily and he can't get it. Means now has his back to the links, and he's taken down. He has Oliveira in his guard, and immediate swivels to try and get his feet on the fence. Now Oliveira landing some big shots with his right hand as he scrambles, and Means gets up. Again, Oliveira stays on his back and drags him down. Shades of the first round. Means will have sore knees from all this carrying Oliveira. Now Oliveira has the hooks in and has his back...and he sinks a rear-naked choke! The tap comes in and Fortaleza lets up a roar. Nice performance there from the Brazilian. He did a great job executing his game plan.

UFC Fight Night Fortaleza official results: Alex Oliveira def. Tim Means via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:38 of R2