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UFC 134 Live Blog: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub Updates

Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub at UFC 134 in Rio.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- This is the UFC 134 live blog for Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub, a heavyweight bout on tonight's UFC: Rio pay-per-view at the HSBC Arena in Brazil.

Nogueira (32-6-1) is returning from multiple surgeries, but is claiming he is finally healthy thanks to the layoff. Schaub (8-1) in March knocked out Mirko Cro Cop for his fourth straight UFC win.




Round 1: Not surprisingly, Nogueira gets a lot of love from the Brazilian fans. Schaub, not so much. Right off the bat, Nogueira ducks under a Schaub punch combo to look for the clinch, but Schaub won't stay there. Nogueira shoots for a double-leg, but again Schaub stops him and moves back to the center of the cage. Schaub misses with a big uppercut and gets tagged, but comes back with a left that sticks Nogueira. Stiff jab from Schaub puts Nog on his heels for a second. Nogueira keeps pressing forward and pops Schaub's head back with a straight punch. Nog comes forward behind a punch combo and again looks to bring the fight to the floor, but no dice. Nogueira lands a nice left that puts Schaub against the fence, then follows with a blistering combo. A left hook lands right on the button and Schaub goes face first into the mat. Nogueira adds a couple punches, but they're hardly necessary. Schaub is all the way out. Almost immediately, nearly full beers come flying into the Octagon. Time to cover the laptop with my body.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Brendan Schaub via KO (punch) at 3:09 of round one


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