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UFC 170 live blog: Robert Whittaker vs. Stephen Thompson

Robert Whittaker and Stephen Thompson will kick off the UFC 170 pay-per-view Saturday.
Robert Whittaker and Stephen Thompson will kick off the UFC 170 pay-per-view Saturday.
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This is the UFC 170 live blog for Robert Whittaker vs. Stephen Thompson, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Whittaker, who has won two of his last three UFC fights, will face Thompson, who has won three of his four UFC fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 170 live blog below.


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Round 1: The referee in charge of the action is Mario Yamasaki. Thompson stands southpaw with Whittaker orthodox and already Thompson is throwing multiple-stirke combination with Whittaker reaction. Thompson using all sorts of head movement and lateral movement while connecting in tight as Whittaker lands the occasional strike. Whittaker scores with a right hand, but gets dropped with a right of how own. Whittaker tries to stand and gets dropped again. Whittaker can barely sit up as Thompson pounces all over him. Yamasaki has no choice but to stop it.

Stephen Thompson def. Robert Whittaker via TKO (strikes) at 3:41 of round 1