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UFC 109 Live Blog: Mike Swick vs. Paulo Thiago Round-by-Round Updates

This is the UFC 109 live blog for Mike Swick vs. Paulo Thiago, a welterweight bout on tonight's pay-per-view card.

Swick, looking to bounce back from a November loss in a title eliminator versus Dan Hardy, steps in for injured teammate Josh Koscheck against the very tough Thiago.

The live blog begins below.




Round 1: Touch of gloves. Swick tests Thiago with a kick. They size each other up. Thiago lands a head kick. Swick's reach is probably causing Thiago to be tentative. Thiago lands a leg kick that throws Swick off balance. Swick lands a right punch. Swick lands a leg kick. Thiago lands a leg kick. Swick lands leg kick. Swick throwing jabs, high kick and more lefts. Thiago avoids. Swick takes Thiago down with 30 seconds left.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 for Swick.

Round 2: Both tentative. Thiago lands a kick to the body. Swick lands a straight right. He looks to finish but Thiago capitalizes and drops Swick with a counter left hook. Thiago latches on to a D'arce choke and Swick is out.

Thiago wins by submission (was the official announcement) - Round 2, 1:54