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UFC on FUEL 9 Live Blog: Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza

Diego Brandao will face Pablo Garza on the UFC on FUEL 9 undercard Saturday.
Diego Brandao will face Pablo Garza on the UFC on FUEL 9 undercard Saturday.
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This is the UFC on FUEL 9 live blog for Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza, a featherweight bout at Saturday's UFC event at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.

Brandao, who has won two of his past three fights, will face Garza, who has won three of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC on FUEL 9 live blog below.


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Round 1: Marko Gyllenland is the referee for this fight. First order of business for Brandao is figuring out how to close the distance on the 6-foot-1 Garza, who has a nine-inch reach advantage. Brandao darts in, throws kicks, and darts back out. Brandao lands a two-punch combo, then switches stances and lands a left hand. Brandao rocks Garza backwards, Garza responds with a knee, but Brandao picks up Garza and slams him to the mat. Brandao passes from half-guard to side control. Brandao lands a punch, and elbow, then swiftly moves into an arm triangle choke. Garza holds out for a bit, but has nowhere to go and taps out.

Diego Brandao def. Pablo Garza via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:27 of round one.

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