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UFC Fight Night 89 results: FOX Sports 2 'Prelims' live recap, updates

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Before Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweights Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson duke it out in the main event of UFC Fight Night 89 live on FOX Sports 1 from the TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Canada, a portion of the event's "Prelims" undercard will take place on FOX Sports 2 starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Find out what happened right here as the FOX Sports 2 preliminary recaps roll in live:

Jason Saggo vs. Leandro Silva

In a matchup between Gracie black belts, Saggo (11-2) was hoping to finish his second-straight UFC fight when he took on Silva (19-3-1 1NC) in the preliminary card main event. Both men found success on the feet and against the cage early, exchanging with one another deep into the third round. But some late-fight pressure and landed combinations put Saggo out in front on the scorecards. The Canadian secured a split-decision victory over Silva, who simply couldn't get going when it mattered most. Saggo now owns a 3-1 divisional record and has rebounded nicely since missing all of 2015 due to injury.

Misha Cirkunov vs. Ion Cutelaba

There was a lot of hype surrounding this Light Heavyweight showdown. After all, the ultra-powerful Cirkunov (12-2) was coming off a victory in which he broke his opponent's jaw and the 22-year-old Cutelaba (11-2 1NC) brought 10 first-round careers finishes with him as he entered the Octagon for the very first time. While Cutelaba showed promise on the heels of powerful knockout attempts and a chin from Planet Iron, Cirkunov was simply better in exiting exchanges with offense and displayed more patience from the outside. After landing a third-round takedown and moving into optimal position, Cirkunov secured an arm triangle choke to capture the submission finish and extend his MMA win streak to seven. He's easily one of the best up-and-coming prospects in the 205-pound division, and a guy who may very well fight again before the end of the year.

Tamdan McCrory vs. Krzysztof Jotko

McCrory (14-4) had finished his three previous fights before stepping into the cage at UFC Fight Night 89 to take on Poland's Jotko (18-1). In one of the more underrated matchups on the entire card, the two promising Middleweight prospects attempted to garner top 15 consideration. Well, it was Jotko who got the best of "The Barn Cat," finishing McCrory early in the first round with a vicious left hand followed by some hammer fists. The knockout defeat is the first of McCrory's career and officially ends his fairy tale return to the UFC. As for Jotko, he extends his divisional win streak to four and certainly deserves more high-profile opportunities moving forward.

Chris Beal vs. Joe Soto

Having lost his first three UFC appearances, including a title fight opposite former UFC Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, Soto (16-5) needed to find some sort of success tonight in order to stay away from the promotional chopping block. Fortunately for the veteran, he was able to get past the speed and devastating power combinations of Beal (10-3), who was returning to 135 pounds after going 0-2 as a Flyweight. Despite tasting some nasty counter strikes from Beal to begin the third round, Soto continued to press forward, secured a takedown, took Beal's back, and secured the rear naked choke finish. It is Soto's first UFC win and a performance that displayed his ability to bounce back when he's down in a fight.

For more UFC Fight Night 89 coverage and analysis click here.

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