Results For UFC Fight Night Belem: Controversial Split Decision In Main Event

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Main Card (10pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

#14 Lyoto Machida def. Eryk Anders by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-48)

 #1 (WBW) Valentina Shevchenko def. Priscila Cachoeira by submission via rear naked choke (4:25, R2)

Michel Prazeres def. Desmond Green by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

#15 Timothy Johnson def. Marcelo Golm by unanimous decision (30-27,29-28, 29-28)

Douglas Silva De Andrade vs. Marlon Vera by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Thiago Santos def. Anthony Smith by TKO via punches (1:03, R2)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 2)

Sergio Moraes def. Tim Means by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Alan Patrick def.  Damir Hadzovic by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)

Polyana Viana def. Maia Stevenson by submission via rear naked choke (3:50, R1)

Iuri Alcantara def. Joe Soto by TKO via punches (1:06, R1)

Preliminary Card (7:30pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

#14 Deiveson Figueiredo def. Joseph Morales by TKO via punches  (4:34. R2) 

#14 Lyoto Machida vs. Eryk Anders

Round 1: Machida throws a few kicks but Anders does not return fire. Machida knocks Anders to the ground with a  low kick. Machida follows him and they go to the ground. He then stands and begins kicking Anders while he is on the ground. Machida jumps on Anders and lands some punches. Machida then circles Anders and lands some kicks for the rest of the round. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Machida. 

Round 2: Anders is able to land a straight left, clinches against the cage, but then Machida escapes. Machida goes back to low kicks and sneaking in hard straight punches. Anders is unsuccessful with a takedown. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9  for Anders. 

Round 3: Anders gets a takedown but he does not keep Machida down. Machida's nose is bleeding. Machida continues to manage the distance. Machida finds some success standing. Anders lands another big shot and tries to get another takedown. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Anders.

Round 4: Machida starts to pick up the pace. This opens Anders up for more exciting exchanges. When Machida kicks, Anders grabs his leg. Anders lands a couple punches including one that knocks Machida down. Then, the two fighters clinch. Anders catches another kick but does not get the takedown at first. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Anders. 

Round 5: There is a little more urgency in the way the fighters are attacking. Anders tries to take down Machida more while Machida throws more low kicks but also uses some high kicks. Anders shoots for a takedown and Machida lands a hard knee to the body. Anders pours on some offense at the end of the round. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Anders. 

Official Result: #14 Lyoto Machida def. Eryk Anders by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-48)

#1 (WBW) Valentina Shevchenko vs. Priscila Cachoeira

Round 1: Immediately Shevchenko lands staggering punches and takes Cachoeira down. She begins to land several elbows and punches from guard. Cachoeira is bleeding a lot. Shevchenko is dominating but can not finish the fight. 

Fightful scores the round 10-7 for Shevchenko.

Round 2: With a trip, Shevchenko is on top. Shevchenko secures crucifix and starts landing elbows then she goes for a submission. She goes back to the crucifix. Cachoeira is in trouble and can not escape. Shevchenko goes to mount, Cachoeira rolls over. Shevchenko eventually gets the rear naked choke. 

Official Result: #1 (WBW) Valentina Shevchenko def. Priscila Cachoeira by submission via rear naked choke (4:25, R1). 

Michel Prazeres vs. Desmond Green

Round 1: Lots of movement from Green. Prazeres lands some big kicks. After a Prazeres punch, the two scramble for a moment. Green takes Prazeres down, they stand up, and Green takes Prazeres' back. Prazeres is able to spin and escape. There are more leg kicks and body kicks from Prazeres. There is a strange moment when the referee checks on Green who is underneath Prazeres. The fighters reject the referee's interference. The referee calls a timeout to tell the fighter he is in charge of the action. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Prazeres

Round 2: In the early part of the round, Green scores a takedown. Prazeres is able to defend and stand up. He also defends another takedown against the cage. The two fighters are clinching in the middle of the mat when Prazeres gets a takedown and moves to mount. Prazeres tries an arm-triangle but Green escapes. Prazeres tries a guillotine choke and Green escapes. Prazeres is on top and tries a north-south choke. 

Fightful score the round 10-9 for Prazeres. 

Round 3: Prazeres throws more kicks and Green tries to counter. Prazeres is able to get a takedown and a crucifix. He lands a lot of offense on the ground but the referee warns about strikes to the back of the head. 

Fightful score the round 10-9 for Prazeres. 

Official Result: Michel Prazeres def. Desmond Green by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

#15 Timothy Johnson vs. Marcelo Golm

Round 1: Johnson throws a few jabs and straights relatively quickly. Neither he or Golm land much until they clinch. Johnson engages in some dirty boxing but eventually lets go of Golm. Johnson lands some strikes in order to get close enough to clinch. He presses Golm against the cage. Golm spins Johnson so Johnson's back is against the cage and Johnson's eye is bleeding. The kicks of Golm start to take their toll on Johnson who cliches again. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round 2: Golm lands a big punch and a head kick. Johnson comes back with some wide swinging hooks. Johnson clinches but Golm begins to land elbows to Johnson's head. Golm is trying to keep distance but Johnson is able to get close and grab a body lock. Johnson keeps Golm against the cage for a large portion of the round. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Golm

Round 3: Golm is finding more success keeping out of the clinch and landing kicks. Eventually, Johnson lands a punch which allows him to clinch. He lands knees on Golm within the clinch but he is not able to take him down or inflict significant damage. The referee separates them.  Golm lands a couple knees to the head but Johnson soon rushes him and presses him against the cage again.The end of the round consists of the fighters becoming slightly more reckless. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Official Result: #15 Timothy Johnson def. Marcelo Golm by unanimous decision (30-27,29-28, 29-28)

Douglas Silva De Andrade vs. Marlon Vera

Round 1: There are wild exchanges in the first half of the round. Silva De Andrade walks forward while Vera utilizes more footwork. Vera tries to use body kick and head kicks to maintain distance. Both men land but Silva De Andrade lands the bigger punches because he is throwing big hooks. At the end of the round, Silva De Andrade successfully takes Vera down. 

Fightful scores the round 10-10. 

Round 2: Silva De Andrade keeps with the pressure he used in the first round. Vera begins to stand more flatfooted and attack straightforward. Silva De Andrade lands some punches which put Vera on the defensive then Silva De Andrade begins throwing more dynamic strikes and keeps winning exchanges. In the last forty-five seconds, Silva De Andrade rushes Vera and tries to land a fight-ending strike. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Silva De Andrade. 

Round 3: Both fighters are breathing heavy but Vera seems to be on the least stable footing. Silva De Andrade keeps throwing one or two punch combinations. Silva De Andrade throws uppercuts, head kicks, and spinning back fists but has not put Vera in trouble in the round. Vera shows Silva De Andrade his two middle fingers. The two continue to fight until the bell and a little after that. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Silva De Andrade.

Official Result: Douglas Silva De Andrade vs. Marlon Vera by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Thiago Santos vs. Anthony Smith

Round 1: The two fighters come out of the corners firing. Santos lands a spinning kick and lands another kick to the top of Smith's head. Smith is stunned but still takes Santos down and gets to mount. Santos is able to reverse position and end up in Smith's guard. Santo then lands some big punches from guard. Smith works on keeping Santos close to him with a high guard. Santos gets to half guard and presses Smith up against the cage. Smith is able to grab Santo's leg and stand up. Both men land punches but Smith goes down. Santos jumps on Smith and lands big strikes on the ground. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Santos. 

Round 2: The men do not slow down. They exchange more strikes until Santos lands a body kick which grounds Smith and Santos finishes the fight there with punches.  

Official Result: Thiago Santos def. Anthony Smith by TKO via punches (1:03, R2)

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