It’s once again fight day here at LowKickMMA, and the talent on display tonight (Saturday, March 11th, 2017) will come from in the form of UFC Fight Night 106. Headlining the card are Vitor Belfort and Kelvin Gastelum, but there’s a whole bunch of great fights also taking place on the preliminary section of the card.

Francisco Trinaldo vs. Kevin Lee in a lightweight bout closes the preliminary card on FOX Sports 1. Lee rushes him and failed at his first takedown. Lee in on his second shot off an overhand and he’s got Trinaldo down this time. Trinaldo rolls under and gets back to his feet against the cage. He threatens with power guillotine but Lee gets out. Trinaldo cracked him with a straight but Lee clinched with him. Lee lands a huge head kick and sweeps Trinaldo as he goes for a takedown. Lee takes the back and gets the rear-naked choke for the win.

David Ramos vs. Sergio Moraes is next in a welterweight bout. In round 1, they had a feeling out process to begin the round. Overhand from Moraes, hooks from Ramos. Both men throwing heat. Ramos leg kick. Big Ramos cross countered nicely by Moraes. In round 2, Moraes leg kick opens the rounds, which is answered by Ramos right hand. Moraes body kicks and jabs to the body. Ramos lands a hard right. Moraes front kick, Ramos body jab. Moraes lands 2-piece upstairs, then left hook. Moraes finding the counters, Ramos slower. In round 3, Ramos closes distance behind series of jabs but lets Moraes off the hook when he got close to cage. Moraes lands left hook. Not a ton of action and the fans are not a enjoying this one. Ramos shoves Moraes into the cage but misses the knee and Moraes easily circles out. Ramos not getting anything done this round. Moraes earned the decision win.

Joe Soto vs. Rani Yahya is next in a bantamweight bout. In round 1, Yahya backs to the fence but then charges with 1-2, leg kick. Yahya being aggressive with punches. Soto drops him with overhand. Yahya pops right up, but shades of Marquardt-Maia. Step in knee for Yahya, eats another overhand. Yahya finishes the takedown along the fence, escapes a tricky guillotine choke from Soto to end the round. In round 2, Yahya going hard again seems like Soto clipped him, but Soto split wide open with a headbutt. Soto went for a choke but the referee put a pause to the action and Soto was checked on by a doctor. We’re back to action. Deep takedown stuffed for Soto, Yahya not able to put steam on anything.Soto got side control and landed some strikes to end the round. Yahya was carried to his corner by his coaches. Completely gassed. In round 3, Soto has a front headlock, peppering an exhausted Yahya to the head and body. Soto floating, controlling, and battering Yahya. Soto picked up the decision win.

Josh Burkman vs. Michel Prazeres in a lightweight bout opens the FOX Sports 1 preliminary bouts. Prazeres putting it on Burkman right away. A series of left hooks puts Burkman on skates. Prazeres with the takedown but Burkman got to his feet. He takes Burkman down again and Prazeres finishes Burkman with a north-south choke.

Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Kennedy in a featherweight bout finishes off the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card. In round 1, Jason rushes him. Body kick for Kennedy, jab to the body for Jason. Jason whiffs on some haymakers but then lands a right. Trademark flying knee and then gets him down to the ground. Kennedy gets up and clinches him with him up against the fence. Kennedy gets the takedown, Jason back up, but Kennedy in on another takedown.Jason gets up and Kennedy scored another takedown. In round 2, Jason with a nice stepping left hook caught Kennedy off guard. Brawl and another flying knee drops Kennedy.Jason lands a series of strikes from full guard but Kennedy recovered and hanged out. Jason goes to body with rights while Kennedy locks down his left arm trying to stall, which led to them getting stood up. Kennedy cracked him in the nuts so we get a pause in the action. They exchanged to the bell. In round 3, Kennedy in on a shot and he’s got Jason down. Jason works his way back up but still defending. Kennedy in on a shot though and Jason right back down. Jason finally able to scramble up. Kennedy turning well on the shot to get Jason down. Kennedy won the fight by unanimous decision.

Opening the UFC Fight Pass prelims is Garreth McLellan vs. Paulo Borrachinha in a middleweight bout. Borrachinha came out on fire right out of the gate and blitzed him with strikes. Just passed the first minute of the round, he landed some hooks that dropped McLellan and finished him on the ground for the win.

Here are the results:


Lightweight: Kevin Lee def. Francisco Trinaldo via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:12

Welterweight: Sergio Moraes def. Davi Ramos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bantamweight: Joe Soto def. Rani Yahya via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

Lightweight: Michel Prazeres def. Josh Burkman via submission (north-south choke) – Round 1, 1:42


Featherweight: Jeremy Kennedy def. Rony Jason via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Middleweight: Paulo Borrachinha def. Garreth McLellan via TKO (Punches), Round 1 – 1:17

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