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WEC 44 Live Blog: Mike Brown vs. Jose Aldo Round-by-Round Updates

This is the WEC 44 live blog for Mike Brown vs. Jose Aldo, the featherweight title bout and main event for WEC 44 at the Pearl in Las Vegas.

Making his third title defense, Brown faces a dangerous striker in Aldo, who has stopped all five of his WEC opponents.

The live blog is below.

Round 1: They trade early with both fighters looking for knockout punches. Aldo double jabs and lands a leg kick. Aldo lands a hard leg kick. Aldo swings a three-punch combo that Brown blocks. They kick at the same time. Aldo turns it up and Brown shoots a single to close the distance and stop Aldo's flurry. Brown changes to a bodylock but Aldo defends the takedown. Brown lands knees to Aldo's thighs in clinch. They separate at 1:13 remaining in the round. Aldo connects with a kick to the body. Brown with a front kick. Aldo lands to the leg. A flying knee touches Brown's body.

FanHouse scores the round 10-9 for Aldo.

Round 2: Aldo with a spinning back kick. Aldo aggressively attacks and Brown shoots. Aldo ducks a massive hook and Brown loses his balance. Aldo hops in mount. Brown gives up his back and Aldo rains down punches. Brown covers, but he is trapped and the referee stops the fight. Aldo becomes the new WEC featherweight champion.

Aldo wins via TKO (punches) - R2, 1:20

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