UFC on FX 7 is in the books from Sao Paulo, Brazil and it showcased an absolute highlight reel knockout in the main event. Both Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping came out a bit tentative in the first round, with the main action being a late headkick from Belfort. Early on in the second, Belfort pulled that trick out of the bag once again and nailed Bisping on the temple. He followed the Brit to the ground and finished the fight with brutal efficiency.
Gabriel Gonzaga continued his winning ways inside the Octagon against Ben Rothwell. He seemed to have crisper boxing than he is usually known for, but it was his trademark jiujitsu that ultimately put an end to Rothwell. Scoring a standing Guillotine, he took the hold to the ground and got the tap from Rothwell. An impressive win.
In other action, CB Dolloway took home a workmanlike decision win over Daniel Sarafian. He seemed to get the worst of the standup in the early stages of the bout, but turned the tide when he rocked Sarafian with an uppercut late in the second. The Brazilian seemed to gas later on, and Dolloway gained the advantage with a dominant mount position. Khabib Nurmagomedov continued his undefeated streak with a first round TKO over Thiago Tavares to round out the main card.
UFC on FX 7 Full Results:
Vitor Belfort def. Michael Bisping?via R2 TKO (Headkick and Punches)
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ben Rothwell?via R2 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
CB Dollaway def. Daniel Sarafian via Split Decision
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Thiago Tavares via R1 TKO (Elbows)
Godofredo Pepey Castro def. Milton Vieira?via Split Decision
Ronny Markes def. Andrew Craig via Unanimous Decision
Nik Lentz def. Diego Nunes via Unanimous Decision
Edson Barboza def. Lucas Martins via R1 Submission (Strikes)
ldemar Alcantara def. Wagner Prado via R2 Submission (Kneebar)
Yuri Alcantara vs. Pedro Nobre ruled a No Contest (Strike to back of head)
Francisco Trinaldo def. CJ Keith via R2 Submission (Armbar)
LowKick.com UFC on FX 7 Fight Night Awards:
Performance of Night: This award can go to none other than “The Phenom,” Vitor Belfort. With his opponent facing a potential shot at Anderson Silva, Belfort squashed those dreams quickly with a convincing headkick of the always tough Michael Bisping.
Finish of the Night: Gabriel Gonzaga looked impressive with his submission win over Ben Rothwell, but again, it’s just tough to deny Vitor Belfort another award for his insane KO.
Upset of the Night: CB Dolloway earns the nod here with his back and forth win over TUF alum Daniel Sarafian. Just when he it looked like he was going to drop the fight, Dolloway came back strong to earn the late win.