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UFC 127 Live Blog: Anthony Perosh vs. Tom Blackledge Updates

Anthony Perosh submits Tom Blackledge at UFC 127.This is the UFC 127 live blog for Anthony Perosh vs. Tom Blackledge, a light heavyweight bout on the Facebook portion of tonight's UFC card from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Australia's own Anthony Perosh (10-6) lost to Mirko Cro Cop a year ago at UFC 110. Blackledge (10-6) of the Wolfslair gym in England is making is UFC debut.

The live blog is below.

Round 1: They feel each other out on the feet. Perosh fakes a right hand and shoots. Blackledge stuffs it. Upon separation, Blackledge slips on a kick, but Perosh fails to capitalize. Perosh shoots again and misses. Perosh walks forward with straight punches and gets the takedown. The crowd is popping big time for Perosh. Perosh advances to halfguard and then full mount. Blackledge tries to escape by bucking but ends up giving up his back. Perosh taps him out with the rear-naked choke.

Perosh wins via submission - Round 1, 2:45

Nice moment for the 38-year-old Perosh, who finally earns a UFC win in front of hometown fans after coming up short in his first three tries (UFC 61, 66 and 110).

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