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UFC 111 Live Blog: Nate Diaz vs. Rory Markham Round-by-Round Updates

Nate Diaz vs. Rory MarkhamNEWARK, N.J. -- This is the UFC 111 live blog for Nate Diaz vs. Rory Markham, a welterweight bout on tonight's Spike TV portion of UFC 111.

Falling in three out of his last four fights, Diaz makes the move to welterweight against the dangerous striker, Markham.

The live blog is below.

Round 1: Nate tries an early clinch, but Markham shrugs him off. Diaz peppering him with punches. Diaz cracks him with a knee from the clinch and Markham goes down. Diaz takes his back and works for the hooks. Diaz pounds him with strikes from the back mount until the ref stops it. A dominant performance by Diaz in his first time at the higher weight-class.

Winner: Diaz via TKO, Rd. 1

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