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UFC Fight Night 21 Live Blog: Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi Updates

This is the UFC Fight Night 21 live blog for Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi, the main event of tonight's Spike TV card in Charlotte, N.C.

Coming off a win over Clay Guida, Florian will look to dispatch of another tough lightweight by welcoming former PRIDE champion Gomi into the UFC.

The live blog is below.

Round 1: They throw out quick jabs to feel each other out. Gomi looking for his patented right hook. Florian lands a jab. Gomi looking to move in and out. Florian with a leg kick. Florian getting through with jabs. Gomi throws a straight left to the body. Florian popping Gomi's head back wiht jabs. Gomi throws a kick but eats another jab. Florian landing the jab with ease. Gomi shoots and Florian throws him off. Gomi throws a leg kick. Florian is taking total advantage of his extra four-inch reach against Gomi.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Florian.

Round 2: Gomi landing rights to the body. Florian continues to use his jabs. An exchange allows Gomi to land a nice right. Gomi moves forward with jabs but missing completely. Florian goes for the knee from clinch that sends Gomi flying back. Florian throws a head kick that's blocked. Florian lands punches. Gomi turning it up, but he can't get through.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Florian.

Round 3: Florian shoots and Gomi defends. They battle in clinch. Gomi pushes off and runs out. Gomi attacks to the body. Gomi lands a big left. Florian is alright and takes Gomi right down. Florian looks to pass and set up the arm-triangle. Florian takes full mount. Gomi gives up his back and Florian drops left hands. Florian secures the rear-naked choke and Gomi taps.

Florian wins by submission - Round 3, 2:52

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