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WEC 48 Live Blog: Anthony Njokuani vs. Shane Roller Updates

Anthony Njokuani vs. Shane RollerSACRAMENTO, Calif. - This is the WEC 48 live blog for Anthony Njokuani vs. Shane Roller, a lightweight bout on tonight's pay-per-view at the ARCO Arena.

Njokuani and Roller meet in a fight that could possibly determine the next No. 1 contender in the WEC's 155-pound division to face the winner of Ben Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone 2.

The live blog is below.


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Crowd is kinda dead for this one.

Round 1: Roller with a low stance cause he's looking for the takedown. Yep, he goes for it seconds in and he gets it. Njokuani, though, quickly stands, but he's thrown back down. Roller holds him tight in halfguard. Roller takes full mount at 3:48. Njokuani gives up his back and Roller looks for the rear-naked choke. Roller tries to trap Njokuani's left arm to ease in the choke. Njokuani tries his best to fight it off. Roller continues to dig his forearms for it. And he finally does. Good patience by Roller to slowly work for it and finally rolling him on the side to secure it.

Roller wins by submission - Round 1, 3:07

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