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UFC 139 Live Blog: Michael McDonald vs. Alex Soto Updates

Michael McDonald faces Alex Soto at UFC 139.UFC 139Michael McDonaldUFC

pay-per-view from the HP Pavilion.

Edwin FigueroaChris Cariaso

. Soto (6-0-1), making his UFC debut, fought to a draw at DEEP 54 in June.

Round 1: Not surprisingly, the crowd is firmly behind McDonald, especially when they hear he's fighting out of Modesto. Soto comes out fast with a couple wild hooks and gets tagged with a sharp counter-punch by McDonald. Leg kick by Soto and a perfectly timed right from McDonald drops him. Soto recovers and gets to his feet, but McDonald stays on him, backing him up against the fence and hammering him with several hard shots that drop Soto to his knees. He's out, but McDonald nails him with a couple more shots right on the jaw before referee Josh Rosenthal can get in there to stop it.

Michael McDonald def. Alex Soto via KO (punches) at 0:56 of round one

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