WEC 48 Live Blog: Alex Karalexis vs. Anthony Pettis Updates

Alex Karalexis vs. Anthony PettisSACRAMENTO, Calif. - This is the WEC 48 live blog for Alex Karalexis vs. Anthony Pettis, a lightweight bout on tonight's Spike TV prelim card at the ARCO Arena.

The Ultimate Fighter 1 competitor Karalexis looks to string together back-to-back wins for the first time since 2007 when he takes on Pettis out of Duke Roufus' gym in Milwaukee, Wisc.

The live blog is below.

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No entrances for Karalexis and Pettis. They discreetly make their way into the cage during the pre-fight video package.

Round 1: Karalexis swings a leg kick and misses. Pettis attempts the Jose Aldo double knee/kick! The second catches Karalexis. And clinches with Karalexis. Karalexis looks for single-leg, but doesn't get it. Karalexis catches a kick and takes down Pettis. Karalexis raining down punches. Pettis rolls over to give up his back. Pettis stands and separates. Pettis gets through with a right. Pettis catches a kick and fires two rights, missing. Pettis lands a leg kick. And another hard kick. Karalexis goes for the single-leg. Pettis whizzers and escapes. Karalexis with an uppercut and Pettis misses a huge roundhouse kick. Pettis lands two loud leg kicks. And another. Two kicks to the body. Karalexis has got to be hurting. Karalexis goes for the takedown but Pettis defends.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Pettis.

Round 2: Pettis with jab, crosses. Karalexis throws big rights to set up the takedown. He gets it. Pettis grabbed a guillotine but Karalexis escapes. Karalexis lands a punch to the body upon separation. Pettis lands a hard kick and Karalexis wants the fight on the ground. Karalexis takes down Pettis. Pettis plays with the rubberguard and Karalexis postures up. Pettis slaps on the triangle choke and lands punches. Karalexis taps.

Pettis wins by submission - Round 2, 1:35
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