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UFC 137 Live Blog: Tyson Griffin vs. Bart Palaszewski Updates

Tyson Griffin faces Bart Palaszewski at UFC 137.UFC 137Tyson GriffinBart Palaszewski

, a featherweight bout on tonight's Spike TV portion of the UFC 137 card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Griffin (15-5) returned to featherweight in June and snapped a three-fight losing streak by beating Manny Gamburyan by majority decision. Palaszewski (34-14) is making his UFC debut after going 4-3 in the WEC.

Round 1: All standup early on, which is no surprise from these two. Palaszewski landed a left hook, Griffin throwing equally to the legs and head with kicks and punches. Griffin goes to the body with back to back to back shots. Palaszewski buckles Griffin with a right hand and Griffin staggers back towards the cage. Griffin was trying to cover up but Palaszewski was unrelenting and after two jabs, finally lands the killshot with a perfect right cross that dropped Griffin for the finish.

Winner: Bart Palaszewski via knockout, Rd. 1 (2:45)

"It's a dream come true," Palaszewski says after the first UFC win of his long career.

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