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UFC 171 live blog: Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

Ovince St. Preux faces Nikita Krylov to kick off the UFC 171 pay-per-view card.
Ovince St. Preux faces Nikita Krylov to kick off the UFC 171 pay-per-view card.
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This is the UFC 171 live blog for Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

St. Preux, who has won both of his UFC fights, will face Krylov, who is 1-1 in his UFC career, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 171 live blog below.


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Round 1: Dan Miragliotta is the third man in the cage. Here we go...UFC 171 PPV underway. They touch them up. St. Preux circling early, and then takes Krylov down after a kick. He's immediately into side control. St. Preux has a headlock, and is scooting to the fence. That's where they end up. And as Krylov tries to squirm free, the referee realizes that he's out! Wow. He was choked unconscious from the old Von Flue choke as Krylov was fishing for the guillotine. St. Preux pinned Krylov's hand with his knee, and he squeezed the neck from shoulder until Krylov went to sleep. Referee came in and peeled St. Preux off.

UFC 171 official results: Ovince St. Preux def. Nikita Krylov via submission (Von Flue choke) at 1:29 of R1.