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UFC 174 live blog: Andrei Arlovski vs. Brendan Schaub

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Andrei Arlovski will try to end Brendan Schaub's two-fight win streak at UFC 174 on Saturday night.
Andrei Arlovski will try to end Brendan Schaub's two-fight win streak at UFC 174 on Saturday night.
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This is the UFC 174 live blog for Andrei Arlovski vs. Brendan Schaub, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada.

Arlovski, who is fighting in the UFC for the first time since UFC 82, will face Schaub, who has won three of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 174 live blog below.

Round 1: Big John McCarthy is the referee in charge. Arlovski charges in with a series of rights and presses Schaub against the fence. Nothing happens and they separate, which leads to Schaub scoring with a huge right hand. Arlovski moves back, but appears to be ok. Arovski back to stalking. They clinch again and Arlovski is pressing Schaub into the fence. They separate again and Schaub lands a lead uppercut. Arlovski attempts another clinch and Schaub shrugs it off. Schaub attempts a big overhand right, but it ends with the two clinched again. They separate and Schaub reaches for a double leg, but it's stuffed.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Schaub

Round 2: The round begins and Arlovski lands an inadvertent groin kick, which only stops the bout temporarily. Schaub ducks down and tries to land an overhand right, but it doesn't work. Twice in a row. Arlovski drills a right hand to the body and clinches, but it goes nowhere and they separate. Schaub back to the overhand right, but only lands in glance. Left hook from Schaub partially finds the mark. Schaub lands a left hand and they clinch as Schaub pushes Arlovski into the fence. They break and Schaub nearly scores a double, but can't finish it. Another missed overhand by Schaub, but lands a nice shovel punch that snaps Arlovski's head back. Arlovski attempts an overhand right, but it's blocked just before the end of the round.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Schaub

Round 3: Both fighters whiff on punches, but Schaub manages to score a double leg takedown is trying to batter Arlovski from within his guard. Schaub is landing, albeit nothing too heavy as Arlovski is covering up and controlling Arlovski's posture. Schaub postures up and lands some hammerfists with authority, so Arlovski pushes him away. They immediately clinch with less than a minute left. They separate, but nothing happens as Arlovski presses forward.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Schaub and the fight 30-27 Schaub

Andrei Arlovski def. Brendan Schaub via split decision (29-28 Schaub, 29-28 Arlovski, 29-28 Arlovski)