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UFC 111 Live Blog: Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown Round-by-Round Updates

NEWARK, N.J. -- This is the UFC 111 live blog for Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown, a welterweight bout on tonight's Spike TV portion of the UFC 111 card.

Almeida makes his welterweight debut against Brown in this grappler vs. striker matchup.

The live blog is below.

Round 1: Brown stalking early, and Almeida ducks under for a takedown try. Brown manages to fight him off for a time, but Almeida is relentless and gets the fight to the ground. Almeida is unable to do much with the position, and Brown uses the cage to return upright. They stalemate until referee Dan Miragliotta restarts the action. Almeida immediately looks for the double-leg takedown. Brown stays on his feet, but Almeida continues to smother him. The crowd is going restless of all the clinching. Almeida opens up with strikes in the final seconds. MMA Fighting scores the round for Almeida, 10-9.

Round 2: Almeida with a takedown in the opening 10 seconds, but Brown immediately gets back to his feet. Almeida can't hold him down, and Brown can't get free. Miragliotta breaks them up again for a restart. Almeida scores with a straight right, and puts Brown down, quickly taking his back after a short elbow. Brown defends it, though he's now bleeding over his left eye. Almeida gets his back again, and adds a body triangle for control. Almeida sinks in a rear naked choke, and Brown soon taps.

Winner: Almeida via submission (rear naked choke)

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