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UFC 177 live blog: Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira

Ramsey Nijem looks to hand Carlos Diego Ferreira his first loss at UFC 177.
Ramsey Nijem looks to hand Carlos Diego Ferreira his first loss at UFC 177.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 177 live blog for Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.

Nijem, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Ferreira, who is 10-0 in his career, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 177 live blog below.

Round 1: Nijem is charging in and eats a series of punches from Ferreira. He catches a kick from the Brazilian and throws him to the ground, but does not follow. Ferreira is stalking, but also following Nijem. Nijem cracks Ferreira with a left hook as he moved forward. Nijem catches a kick and takes Ferreira to the mat, but gets out of his guard quickly. Nijem is charging forward with punches and connecting as Ferreira backs up straight. Now Ferreira is charging in and gets taken down, but nearly scores a butterfly hook sweep. Ferreira connects on a punch and Nijem is wobbled. Ferreira locks up a kimura sweep and nearly changes it to an armbar, but Nijem escapes. Still, Ferreira gets a reversal to end the round.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Ferreira

Round 2:
Nijem gets lit up with a right hand and drops for a shot at the same time. Ferreira attempts an arm-in guillotine, but lets it go. They stand, but Ferreira uncorks a right hand that drops Nijem again. A few perfunctory punches and that's that.

Diego Ferreira def. Ramsey Nijem via TKO (strikes) at 1:53 of round 2