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UFC 142 Live Blog: Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio Updates

Rousimar Palhares will face Mike Massenzio at UFC 142.This is the UFC 142 live blog for Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio, a middleweight bout on tonight's UFC pay-per-view from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Palhares (13-3) won both his fights in 2011, beating Dave Branch and Dan Miller. Massenzio (13-5) made his return to middleweight last October and scored a win over Steve Cantwell.

The live blog is below.

Leon Roberts is the referee.

Round 1: Palhares lands inside leg kicks without a sign of resistance. Another inside leg kick is low and Massenzio takes a break to recover. With the fight restarted, Palhares shoots for the takedown, but Massenzio stuffs it. Palhares shoots again but this time pulls guard while holding onto Massenzio's right leg to work the heel hook. Massenzio taps.

Official Result: Palhares wins via submission - Round 1, 1:03

In case you're wondering, Palhares released the submission hold as soon as the referee stepped in.

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