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UFC 181 live blog: Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub

Travis Browne will square off against Brendan Schaub at UFC 181.
Travis Browne will square off against Brendan Schaub at UFC 181.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 181 live blog for Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday night

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

Check out the UFC 181 live blog below.

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Round 1: Mario Yamasaki is the ref. Both fighters open orthodox, Brown is in the center of the cage. Browne catches a kick and trips Schaub to the mat, but Schaub stands. Decent uppercut from Schaub in the clinch. Good Jab now from Browne. Browne tries to stuff a shot and can't quit, but after several hip turns finally stands. Schaub is now behind him, but Browne separates. Schaub shoots in and eats a huge uppercut and he's hurt. Browne turns him over and moves to mount while he's raining punishment. Schaub is diligently hip escaping and recaptures half guard, but now Browne is in mount. Schaub keeps trying to recapture his base, but Browne keeps flattening him out. Eventually Schaub takes enough unanswered punches to call it.

Travis Browne def. Brendan Schaub via TKO (strikes) at 4:50 of round 1

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