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UFC 177 live blog: Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler

Bethe Correia looks to get past Shayna Baszler at UFC 177 on Saturday night.
Bethe Correia looks to get past Shayna Baszler at UFC 177 on Saturday night.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 177 live blog for Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler, a women's bantamweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.

Correia, who has won both of her UFC fights so far, will face Baszler, who is making her UFC debut, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 177 live blog below.

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Round 1: John McCarthy is the referee. Baszler tries to clinch with Correira and drives a knee to Correira's face. Correira gets Baszler down and now the American is in half guard. Baszler pulls full guard. Baszler is working a high guard that gives her options for triangles or shoulder cranks. Correira escapes. Baszler charges forward with punches and they clinch again. Baszler working on a single against the fence, but can't get it. Baszler tries for a double as they separate, but Correira stuffs it. As she escapes, though. Baszler reverses her to the mat and attempts a guillotine.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Baszler

Round 2: The two opened the round trading punches and now Baszler tries to clinch. Correira obliges her but scores with a heavy elbow over the top that clearly hurts her. At this point, Correira just unloads. Baszler leans against the fence as Correira throws strikes for what appears to be minutes until referee McCarthy has no choice but to stop the onslaught.

Bethe Correira def. Shayna Baszler via TKO (strikes) at 1:56 of round 2