On Saturday, March 11, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum from the Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.
In the night’s main event, former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort toom on TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum in a middleweight contest. The 39-year-old Belfort entered the match-up having lost three of his last four bouts, with all three coming via stoppage. The Brazilian’s lone victory since 2013 came against then 45-year-old Dan Henderson. Gastelum, meanwhile, had his own struggles of late, but primarily with the scales. The 25-year-old had won three of his last four, but finds himself at 185 pounds after repeatedly failing to make the welterweight limit.
Also on the card, another former light heavyweight titleholder, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, clashed with Gian Villante.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday with two bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts followed at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. The six-fight main card aired live at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
Kelvin Gastelum def. Vitor Belfort by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:52
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Gian Villante by TKO (punches). Round 3, 0:59
Edson Barboza def. Beneil Dariush by KO (knee). Round 2, 3:35
Ray Borg def. Jussier Formiga by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Marion Reneau vs. Bethe Correia ruled a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Alex Oliveira def. Tim Means by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:38
Kevin Lee def. Francisco Trinaldo via submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:12
Sergio Moraes def. Davi Ramos by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Joe Soto def. Rani Yahya by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Michel Prazeres def. Josh Burkman by submission (north-south choke). Round 1, 1:42
Jeremy Kennedy def. Rony Jason by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Paulo Borrachinha def. Garreth McLellan by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:17
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