Written by Zak Katine
UFC Fight Night 106 did not disappoint for the Brazilian crowd. On the undercard Kevin Lee showed once again why hes one of UFCs brightest prospects with his biggest win of his career defeating Francisco Trinaldo by submission. This moved him to 8-2 in the UFC and hes still only 24 years old. Another young hot prospect Ray Borg had his biggest win of his career also tonight defeating Jussier da Silva by decision, and moving himself one step closer to getting a title shot with Demetrious Johnson. Alex Oliverira got some revenge by dominating the grappling exchanges with Tim Means before submitting him in the 2nd round.
Edson Barboza added another high light reel KO with a beautiful flying knee that knocked Dariush out cold. Mauricio Shogun Rua showed his old form by looking phenomenal with his striking and was able to put away the younger Villante in the third round and showed that he’s still got it. Now the main event Kelvin Gastelum looked excellent, very sharp on the feet and put away the veteran Vitor Belfort in the first round.
-Kelvin Gastelum def. Vitor Belfort via TKO (Punches) R1 3:52
-Mauricio Rua def. Gian Villante via TKO (Punches) R3 0:59
-Edson Barboza def. Beneil Dariush via KO (Knee) R2 3:35
-Ray Borg def. Jussier da Silva via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Marion Reneau vs. Bethe Correia is declared a Majority Draw (28-28, 28-28, 29-27) R3 5:00
-Alex Oliveira def. Tim Means via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 2:38
-Kevin Lee def. Francisco Trinaldo via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 3:12
-Sergio Moraes def. Davi Ramos via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Joe Soto def. Rani Yahya via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
-Michel Prazeres def. Joshua Burkman via Submission (North-South Choke) R1 1:42
Fight Pass Prelims
-Paulo Henrique Costa def. Garreth McLellan via TKO (Punches) R1 1:17
-Jeremy Kennedy def. Rony “Jason” Bezerra via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)