UFC Fight Night 35 live blog: Luke Rockhold vs. Costa Philippou

Luke Rockhold looks for his first UFC win against Costa Philippou at UFC Fight Night 35. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC Fight Night 35 live blog for Luke Rockhold vs. Costa Philippou, a middleweight bout at Wednesday night's UFC event at the The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga.

Rockhold, who was knocked out by Vitor Belfort in his UFC debut, will face Philippou, who has won four of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 35 live blog below.


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Round 1: Rockhold opens southpaw while Philippou is orothodox. Herb Dean is the referee. Outside leg kicks scores for the Cypriot. Counter right hand from Rockhold briefly stumbles Philippou, but Philippou responds with a short right of his own. Philippou's nose is bleeding and he's circling on the outside. Rockhold lands a punishing body kick - likely to the liver - and Philippou crumbles to the mat. That's it. Strong win for Rockhold.

Luke Rockhold def. Costas Philippou via TKO (strikes) at 2:31 of round 1

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