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Crossfire Nation!

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Welcome to the UFC 213 live blog. I’m Kenai Andrews.

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It’s been an interesting day if you’re just joining us.

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The initial main event of UFC 213 has been cancelled as women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes was hospitalized with a late illness.

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So Nunes – Shevchenko is scrapped.

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Strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk awesomely tried to replace Nunes, but it didn’t work out. That means Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will battle for the interim middleweight belt in the new main.

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And that’s about it 🙂

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Still some good fights on the card.

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We start with the UFC Fight Pass prelims with Trevin Giles taking on James Bochnovic

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Get your snacks on and enjoy the ride

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Two light heavyweights here

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Bochnovic gets a 7-inch reach and a 4-inch height advantage

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Bruce Buffer.

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Go

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JB takes the centre

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but is now on the outside

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Some body kicks brings him back to the centre

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they clinch

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TG reverses against the cage

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TG going for a takedown and gets it

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JB active from the bottom

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JB lands a “gentle” upkick

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TG working to advance

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JB actively looking for submissions from the bottom

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TG passes into side control

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TG now working into a groove

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TG lands some hard shots

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TG shoves JB into the corner into side control

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TG with elbows

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45 seconds left

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Back suplex-like takedown into hard shots by TG

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TG just teeing off now

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and the horn goes

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JB clearly needs to keep the fight standing

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Round 2

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TG takes the centre

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TG clearly took Round 1 and is weary of getting too close to TG

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TG with a jab and a hook

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and a bodyshop which drops JB

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TG works JB into side control into a north south choke

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TG lets it go into side control again

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TG in firm control of this fight so far

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JB gets up briefly, but TG takes him down again

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TG into side control again and steps over into mount

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JB gives up his back

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and TG tees off

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and its over

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Professional tidy win for Trevor Giles

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Giles controlled the much bigger man on the ground and softened him up with his ground and pound and takedowns

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Trevor improves to 10-0-0

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and a successful UFC debut

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Next up is Cody Stamann vs Terrion Ware

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Bit of a break till the next bout

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Both Ware and Stamann are making their octagon debuts

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Ware walks out first

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and now Stamann

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If you saw the weigh-ins, the shorter Stamann was up in Ware’s grill. Ware laughed it off, actually they both did.

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Bruce Buffer

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Go

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CS takes centre

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TW with an outside leg kick

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TW with a right after eating some CS shots

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CS now working in TW’s guard

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TW gets up quick, nice

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3 minutes left

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Ware lands a few shots against the cage

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And a low blow stops the bout

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TW with the low blow

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Marc Goddard gives CS some time and the bout resumes

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TW with nice short jabs

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TW using his boxing

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CS gets a nice takedown

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CS not very active from the top

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CS was trying to rest there after getting the takedown

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CS “working” in side control

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and the horn goes

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CS steals the round with that last flurry

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Round 2

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They trade leg kicks

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Nice knee by CS

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returned by TW and then a big takedown by CS

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Ware gets to the fence

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Muay Thai plum knees by TW gets him out of trouble

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CS with some shots

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Both guys landing

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Nice combo by CS blocked

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Both guys slowing down a bit now

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2 mins left

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TW’s boxing now in full effect

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leg kick by CS

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and another takedown by CS

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TW needs to get up

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and he does

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CS can get the takedown anytime wants, 5 TDs landed so far

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ground and pound

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and the horn goes

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another round for CS

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Round 3

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TW needs a finish

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Round 3

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leg kick by CS

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TW going for the finish

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CS with a left hook and body shot – nice

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3 mins left

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CS gets another takedown

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TW did stuff one though

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TW gets up against the cage but CS drags him down into side control

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1:30 left

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CS with full mount

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CS looking for the choke?

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CS with hammerfists but TW gets up

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TW needs a home run now

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And they swing wildly before CS lands a final takedown before the horn

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For a short notice fight, it was good

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Cody Stamann defeats Terrion Ware by UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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Cody baited Ware into 5 plus takedowns and cruised

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Ware’s boxing while good, was not powerful enough to compensate

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Next up is

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Rob Font vs Douglas Silva de Andrade

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Bit of a break here

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Bruce Buffer

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Excuse its Belal Muhammad vs Jordan Mein

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BM on the outside

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JM trying to use his striking

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Legkick by JM

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JM’s dad – who is his coach – encouraging him from the corner

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BM grabs JM against the cage

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BM clinches

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BM with elbows in the clinch and the horn goes

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Is it enough to win the round? Not in my estimation

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Round 2

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JM takes the centre

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Both guys striking

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But BM grabs and clinches against the cage again

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This is his best position to beat up JM

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and make JM work

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JM tries to escape but nothing doing. BM gets a brief takedown but JM escapes

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2 mins left

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JM is tired

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BM grinds his way with cliches against the cage

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JM trying to survive

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BM drops JM almost on his head now working in JM’s guard

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into half guard

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BM briefly gets full mount and the horn goes

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1-1

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and JM is gassed going into 3rd round

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Round 3

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BM has taken control of this fight

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and is making JM work with clinches

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BM has JM’s back

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BM has taken the starch out of JM

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BM looking for the choke with the body triangle

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It looks like its only a matter of time for BM

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but JM manages to partially escape! Not out of trouble though

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Back to BM’s clinch position against the cage

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JM going for a kimura in desperation

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And the horn goes

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JM when he is on point can compete, but BM grinded him out in the clinch position

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Belal Muhammad should get the UD

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Belal Muhammad def Jordan Mein (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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I think it’s time for Jordan Mein to hang em up. He’s been fighting since he was 16 years old

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He’s 27 now

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I’ve interviewed him and his father Lee, who was not in his corner like he usually is

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Perhaps he was missing his pops

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But it seems everyone knows how to break him down

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Up next: Thiago Santos and Gerald Meerschaert

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Break time

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BWTiMzpArYp/

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Bruce Buffer

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Go

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GM takes the centre

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TS wants to use his striking

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GM almost takes TS down

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GM gets a takedown with some shots before TS gets up

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TS raining down strikes

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TS connected with a shot against the cage that hurt GM

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Ref stands them up smart move by TS

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and a low blow stops the fight

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and the horn goes

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round 2

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TS is working in GM’s guard

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and it’s over

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TS was working in GM’s guard forced the ref to stop it

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Thiago Santos def Gerald Meerschaert via TKO R2 2:04

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Gerald was a game challenger, but Thiago was too much

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Thiago Santos calls out Gegard Mousasi

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break time

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Bruce Buffer

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Bryan Camozzi vs Chad Laprise

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Herb Dean the ref

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Go

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CL takes the centre

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CC with leg kicks

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CL with a right overhand

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CL moving well

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CC trying to establish legkicks

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to slow CL down

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CL landing a lot of shots

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CC having trouble with CL’s speed

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1 min left

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CL catches a kick by CC and gets a takedown

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and the horn goes

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Good round for Laprise

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Round 2

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CC trying to pressure CL

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BC gets some strikes in

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BC more active than CL

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Laprise with some late offence as the horn goes

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But Brian Camozzi took the second round

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Round 3

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BC seems to be in a groove but CL is stepping it up

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A shot to the liver hurts BC and CL pounds him out!

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A left hand and then a Bas Rutten right hand to the liver

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picture perfect in the replay

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That buckled Camozzi to the canvas and after a few followup strikes by Laprise, Herb Dean stopped it

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Chad Laprise def Bryan Camozzi via TKO R3 1:27

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Break time

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Travis Browne vs Aleksei Oleinek next

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Bruce Buffer

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Go

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AO takes the centre

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TB opens with kicks

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TB using kicks to try and pick apart AO

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AO clinches against the cage

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TB with knees

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TB knocks AO down

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and missed a murderous uppercut

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AO still swinging

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and AO knocks down TB!

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AO to the body

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1:50 left

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TB trying to hold on and recover

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Takedown by AO

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side control into neck crank

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AO now on TB’s back

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AO flattening out TB

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and the horn saves TB

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AO steals the round

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Wow one shot turned the second half of the round for AO

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Round 2

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AO on the inside

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AO clinches

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TB with a takedown but AO good off his back

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TB with side control

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Big John warning TB to work

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now AO gets the back

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1:30 left

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and AO taps out Travis Browne.

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Disappointing loss for Hapa

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He had opportunities to put Aleksei away in the first round

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And now Browne with a 4th consecutive loss may be on the bubble

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If you would have told me that Ronda Rousey and Browne would be in the positions they are now back in 2014, I would have laughed.

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Aleksei Olinik def Travis Browne R2 3:44

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Laughing as Joe Rogan tries to upset the loss of Amanda Nunes – Valentina Shevchenko

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Well thats it for the prelims. The main card is up next.

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Rob Font and Douglas Silva de Andrade open up the main card

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Bit of a break till the first fight

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De Andrade jogs out first

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Rob Font strides out

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Bruce Buffer

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Go

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They touch gloves

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DSDA on the outside

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RF with kicks

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legkck by DSDA

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RF tries a double leg

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gets DSDA down but briefly

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DSDA drops down giving RF a boost

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RF working in full guard

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DSDA gets up but gets caught in a guillotine good defence by DSDA

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2:30 left

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RF with a good combo that stops the fight was an eye poke during the combo

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Yep on the replay RF got a handful of eye

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Fight continues after RF gets a warning

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Nice kick to the body by DSDA

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DSDA with a left

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Both guys landing

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And the horn goes

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Rob Font gets that round

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Round 2

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RF on the inside

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DSDA having trouble landing

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a left hand by RF

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DSDA with a kick

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nice jab and right hand by DSDA

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RF landing some knees

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and hurts DSDA to the body

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DSDA slams RF but RF gets a guillotine that taps out DSDA!

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Good win for Font

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I thought de Andrade had more to bring

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They are showing Romero and Whittaker’s entrances into the building

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and now Dana White’s contender show

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Dana White’s Tuesday Night contender series starts this Tuesday July 11

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Anthony Pettis vs Jim Miller next

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Miller walked out first

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Will we see Anthony Pettis or will be see Showtime?

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Bruce Buffer

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Go

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Herb Dean is the ref

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JM on the inside with a leg kick

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catches AP again

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now JM on the outside

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AP being patient

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JM keeps attacking with leg kicks

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Miller with a left bodykick

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Pettis returns and then hurts JM with a knee against the cage

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JM needs to get away from the fence

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AP with a straight right hand

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AP with a right kick blocked

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AP with a spinning backlist beautiful

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JM ate it nicely though

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JM with a weak takedown attempt

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30 seconds left

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kick on the body by JM and then to the head and the horn goes

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Duke Roufus says Pettis is “doing great”

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Round 2

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AP did some damage to JM against the fence in the second half of Round One

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left hand by JM

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JM trips AP

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but AP with a triangle

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JM is bleeding

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JM escapes the triangle

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JM is bleeding badly

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AP doing well off his back

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but now JM gets the back

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2:20 left

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and AP escapes!

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AP now working in JM guard with elbows

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AP keeps the pressure on JM

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AP moves to side control

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JM having trouble seeing still leaking blood

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JM gets back on his feet before getting tripped by AP back to the ground and the horn goes

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AP collects this round

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AP doing well on the ground

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JM needs a big round

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Round 3

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JM’s corner wants JM to get the fight to the ground

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3 mins left

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AP on the outside

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leg kick by JM

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AP stuffs a takedown

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they clinch against the cage

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:02 pm

AP controlling JM against the cage

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JM with a left jb while AP tries a fancy kick

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And the horn goes

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:04 pm

I think we saw Showtime tonight

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:05 pm

Pettis outstruck Miller, landing about 70% of his strikes

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:06 pm

Anthony Pettis def Jim Miller via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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Good fight

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:08 pm

Pettis was determined to overcome Miller and he did

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KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:12 pm

Curtis Blaydes vs Daniel Omielanczuk

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Blaydes walks out first

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Bruce Buffer

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Go

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They clinch against the cage

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Marc Goddard calls time after a low blow

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1:40 left

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CB looks for a takedown but DO with good takedown defence

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:24 pm

not much action

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they clinch

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Another stuffed takedown

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:25 pm

DO is already tired after first round

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:25 pm

That’s a big ice pack on the back of DO

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:26 pm

Round 2

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CB looks pretty sleek for a heavyweight

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3 mins left

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both guys slowing down

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but trying to strike

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:28 pm

a right hand by CB

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clinch against the cage and a break

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:29 pm

CB changes levels but fails to get the takedown

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but CB has been offensive while DO has been defensive

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:30 pm

Ref stops fight again

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:31 pm

Warns CB again about low blow shots

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and the horn goes after a clinch

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:31 pm

not much action

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:32 pm

DO landed a nice knee in the round though

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:32 pm

DO’s corner says he needs a finish – TRUTH

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:33 pm

CB tries another takedown and stuffed

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:33 pm

4 mins left

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:34 pm

go get a snack or bathroom break not missing much here

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:36 pm

DO trying to land the home run

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brief scramble but both guys escape

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:37 pm

DO tired

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:37 pm

CB the fresher fighter

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and the horn mercifully goes

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:38 pm

Blaydes should take this one

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:41 pm

Curtis Blaydes def Daniel Omielanczuk via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:43 pm

UFC returns to Sydney, Australia Nov 18

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break time!

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:43 pm

Fabricio Werdum vs Alistair Overeem up next

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the Reem walks out first

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Reem looks slimmed down

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:49 pm

Bruce Buffer

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Herb Dean is the ref

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FW with a flying knee off the bat

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misses

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:53 pm

AO trying to frustrate FW

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:54 pm

FW looks like he has a bit of a Roy Nelson belly

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:54 pm

2 mins left

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:54 pm

AO with a right hand

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:56 pm

FW with a bodykick

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:56 pm

FW takedown stuffed

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:57 pm

and the horn goes

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:57 pm

not much happened

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:57 pm

FW gets the round

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:57 pm

Round 2

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:58 pm

FW comes out with a flying sidekick

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:58 pm

This is like doing a super in the beginning of a round of Street fighter video game 🙂

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:58 pm

A waste in other words but might give AO something to think about later

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:58 pm

FW working in AO’s guard

KenaiAndrews July 8, 201711:59 pm

AO working in FW’s guard and then lets FW up

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:00 am

A knee by AO

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:00 am

AO working in FW’s guard

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:00 am

and a break

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:01 am

Nice body kick combo by AO

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:02 am

FW hasn’t landed much on the feet

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:02 am

and then FW lands a nice jab

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:02 am

AO with a nice left

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:03 am

and the horn goes

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:03 am

AO gets that round

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:04 am

Round 3 and FW tries it again

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:05 am

3:30 left

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:05 am

not much action

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:06 am

and then FW hurts AO with a knee!

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:06 am

but then slips on the ground and AO escapes

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:06 am

AO still hurt

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:06 am

FW gets the takedown

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:06 am

against the cage with 2 mins left

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:07 am

FW looking for ground and pound or the finish

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:09 am

the horn goes

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:09 am

how did AO survive

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:10 am

Werdum probably takes this

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:12 am

Alistair Overeem def Fabricio Werdum via MD (29-28, 28-28, 29-28)

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:13 am

Not Overeem’s best performance

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:13 am

and not a great fight either

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:14 am

It’s up to Romero and Whittaker to save the show

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:15 am

and now the Jon Jones Daniel Cormier video is being played

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:17 am

I’ve seen Jon defend belt twice cage side – UFC 152 against Vitor Belfort and UFC 140 against Lyoto Machida

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:19 am

break time!

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:20 am

oh – I was also cage side when Jon edged Alex Gustafsson at UFC 165

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:21 am

I think he still has the advantage over DC

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:24 am

Whittaker walks out first

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:41 am

Whittaker dancing

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:42 am

Romero gets a takedown

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:43 am

Romero so dangerous

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:43 am

Whittaker escapes to the fence

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:44 am

Romero being patient clinches against the cage

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:45 am

Big John breaks them up

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:45 am

Whittaker eats a right hand during a scramble

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:46 am

Whittaker looked like he was injured in the first

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:46 am

the horn goes

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:46 am

Romero takes this round

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:47 am

round 3

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:48 am

big John stops the fight to cut some tape off romero’s glove

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:48 am

fight resumes

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:49 am

Whittaker lands a left hand

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:49 am

2:40 left

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:50 am

Whittaker moving well despite any knee problems

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:51 am

or injury

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:51 am

Romero not as active in round 3

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:52 am

Whittaker gets in a left as the horn goes

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:53 am

Whittaker’s left leg is supposedly injured

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:53 am

round 4

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:54 am

Romero eats a strike and then grabs Whittaker

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:54 am

Whittaker runs for the fence

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:54 am

and wall walks but Romero still holding on

KenaiAndrews July 9, 201712:58 am

and technical difficulties abound at the end of round 4

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:00 am

Couldn’t see the end of Round 4

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:01 am

ok here we go

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:01 am

2:50 left final round both guys still swinging away

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:01 am

Whittaker is obviously tired

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:02 am

but still trying to find a finishing strike

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:02 am

2 mins left

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:03 am

Romero hasn’t done much

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:03 am

Whittaker lands a left

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:03 am

Romero falls down and Whittaker jumps on top

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:04 am

RW working in YR’s guard

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:04 am

but only 30 secs left

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:04 am

scramble

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:04 am

RW with elbows

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:05 am

and the horn goes with RW trying to land some ground and pound

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:05 am

if Whittaker’s left leg was injured early, that was a heck of a performance

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:06 am

Nice kick by Romero and takedown early in the round

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:06 am

Robert Whittaker goes the distance

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:06 am

Bisping is in the cage too

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:08 am

48-47, 48-47, 48-47 for robert Whittaker!

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:09 am

Whittaker pretty calm after defeating Romero on supposedly an injured left leg

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:09 am

Here comes Bisping to badmouth Whittaker’s win

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:10 am

Yoel romero showing class by congratulating Whittaker

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:10 am

Romero says it was a very close fight

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:10 am

If the judges say he got, he got it but it was a very close fight

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:11 am

Robert Whittaker will now fight champ Michael Bisping

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:12 am

Romero still congratulating Whittaker

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:13 am

We’ll have to see at the post-fight press conference the details shared by Whittaker on his injury

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:13 am

But Romero told Joe Rogan that he knew he injured Whittaker and was waiting for his moment to take advantage

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:14 am

But it never really came

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:14 am

Whittaker’s poise and ability to keep the pressure on Romero was outstanding just like he did to Jacare

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:14 am

under less than ideal circumstances

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:15 am

Well, Crossfire Nation that’s it! Read the recap on mmacrossfire.com

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:15 am

the post-fight press conference starts soon on UFC.com

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:15 am

Tanks for joining me tonight and we’ll see you at UFC 214

KenaiAndrews July 9, 20171:15 am

Sayonara!