This is the UFC 147 live blog for Sergio Moraes vs. Cezar Ferreira, a middleweight bout on Saturday night's UFC event in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Moraes and Ferreira will be competing for the TUF: Brazil middleweight tournament title.
Check out the live blog below.
Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee. Ferreira connects on a Capoeira kick early and follows with a flurry. Moraes lands a solid body kick about two minutes in. Ferreira with a straight left. Not the most action-packed opening three minutes. A straight left from Ferreira and a counter right by Moraes. Ferreira connects on a field goal of a low blow. Dean calls timeout. Big left high kick by Ferreira, he rushes in and is met with a big flurry of punches by Moraes. Another high kick by Ferreira. Round comes to a close. MMAFighting scores the round for Cezar Ferreira, 10-9.
Round 2: An early exchange leads to Moraes attempting to pull guard and failing. Ferreira refuses to go to the ground, Moraes gets back up A huge uppercut by Ferreira drops Moraes and he follows up with a flurry of punches on the ground. Moraes gets hit with a Capoeira kick, Ferreira lands a few shots and they're back up. Moraes goes for a heel hook as Ferreira gets up. Huge welt under the right eye of Moraes. Moraes gestures to the crowd with about two minutes left. Ferreira seems to be looking for the knockout. One minute left. Moraes tags Moraes with a big elbow and chases Ferreira across the cage. Moraes can't quite put Ferreira away. MMAFightins scores the round for Sergio Moraes, 10-9 (19-19 overall).
Round 3: Pace slows after the crazy second round. Two minutes in, both guys waiting on the other. Ferreira rushes right into a Moraes elbow. Midway through the round. Two minutes left, still waiting for someone to take charge and win this fight. Ferreira with a right hand. Moraes tags Ferreira as he comes in with a minute left. Moraes backs Ferreira up with a right hand. Ferreira tags and drops Moraes with a straight left. Moraes gets up with 10 seconds left. Tough round to call, but Ferreira scored the only knockdown. MMAFighting scores the round for Cezar Ferreira, 10-9 (29-28 Ferreira overall).
Cezar Ferreira def. Sergio Moraes via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).