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UFC 177 undercard live blog: Larkin vs. Brunson, more

Lorenz Larkin and Derek Brunson will headline the UFC 177 undercard Saturday night.
Lorenz Larkin and Derek Brunson will headline the UFC 177 undercard Saturday night.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 177 undercard live blog for the UFC 177 event at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.

There will be three fights on the UFC 177 undercard. Lorenz Larkin vs. Derek Brunson, Ruan Potts vs. Anthony Hamilton, and Chris Wade vs. Cain Carrizosa will be featured on the prelims.

Check out the UFC 177 undercard live blog below.

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Chris Wade vs. Cain Carrizosa
Round 1: Well folks, for better or worse, UFC 177 is underway. Jason Herzog is our referee for this opening bout. Carrizosa takes the center of the Octagon early. Wade backpedals then hip tosses Carrizosa to the mat, landing in side control. Carrizosa works to his feet but Wade wrestles him back to his knees then locks up a tight arm-in guillotine. Whoa, that's deep. Wade whirls into a modified mount and cranks hard. It's over. Carrizosa is out.

UFC 177 results: Chris Wade def. Cain Carrizosa via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:12 of round one

Ruan Potts vs. Anthony Hamilton
Round 1:
Heavyweights here. Steven Davis is the third man in the cage. Hamilton slips a lazy punch and slams Potts to the canvas. Potts quickly climbs to his feet. Hamilton eats a shot and ties up again, then trips Potts to the floor. Hamilton tries to allow Potts up, but Potts just kinda lays there. That was weird. Potts finally gets up. Hamilton cracks Potts with a high kick, then catches Potts' response and drives him to the mat. Half guard for Hamilton. A little back and forth and Hamilton finally decides to let Potts up again. And we're right back to the floor, Hamilton working from half guard. Back up. Okay, this is a very weird fight. Potts charges forward with a looping left but can't land anything flush. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Hamilton.

Round 2:
Hamilton drives Potts into the fence, then powers the fight to the mat. Hamilton again lets Potts up. Frankly, I do not understand this strategy. Potts wings a few high kicks but they're not even close. Hamilton plants his forehead into Potts' stomach and drives him into the floor. Hamilton working from half guard. Here come the boos. Hamilton unloads a few shots to the ribs. And some more. Hamilton is destroying the right side of Potts' midsection. Potts' ribs are bright scarlet right now. And Davis stops it. Well, that was interesting.

UFC 177 results: Anthony Hamilton def. Ruan Potts via TKO (punches to the body) at 4:17 of round two

Lorenz Larkin vs. Derek Brunson
Round 1:
Last fight of the undercard. Referee Herb Dean oversees this middleweight contest. They touch ‘em up. Larkin circles left and pops out his jab. Brunson briefly ties up against the fence, then cracks a kick to Larkin's midsection. Larkin answers with one of his own. Larkin whiffs on a huge uppercut as Brunson charges inside. Brunson with the body lock, catches Larkin with a short left then grasps onto a tight guillotine. Larkin drops to his knees to defend and finally sneaks out, but he's in a bad spot. Brunson unloads a few punches then whirls onto Larkin's back. Larkin twists and Brunson settles into half guard. Brunson going to work with short shots as the horn sounds. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Brunson.

Round 2:
Both fighters measured so far. Brunson wings out a front kick and Larkin answers with a hard shot to the body. Brunson powers Larkin to the canvas and settles into his guard. Larkin content to just hang around on his back. Brunson turns the corner as Larkin uses the cage to get to one knee. Brunson unloads a few short punches. Larkin explodes to his feet, and he needs to do something to reclaim this round. Big combination from Larkin. Brunson instantly ties up and trips Larkin. Larkin nearly reverses but ends up on his back once more. Brunson working in half guard. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Brunson.

Round 3:
Larkin's corner trying to dial up the urgency. Larkin stuffs a takedown then just misses a flying knee. Brunson locks up and tosses Larkin to the floor with ease, landing in side control. Larkin reclaims his half guard. Brunson hunting for the arm triangle but he can't quite get it. Brunson goes body, body, head. Brunson is suffocating here. Larkin eats a few elbows as he tries to use to cagewalk. No dice. Larkin explodes lands a big elbow as he finally gets up. Too little, too late. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Brunson.

UFC 177 results: Derek Brunson def. Lorenz Larkin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)