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UFC Fight Night 50 live blog: Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Chiesa

Joe Lauzon aims for his second win in a row at UFC Fight Night 50 on Friday night.
Joe Lauzon aims for his second win in a row at UFC Fight Night 50 on Friday night.
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This is the UFC Fight Night 50 live blog for Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Chiesa, a lightweight bout at Friday night's UFC event at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn.

Lauzon, who has won two of his past five fights, will face Chiesa, who has won four of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 50 live blog below.

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Round 1: Main card from Mashantucket getting underway. Herb Dean is the third man in the cage for Lauzon/Chiesa. Lauzon, from nearby Bridgewater, Mass, got a big pop from the crowd when he was introduced. They touch them up. Chiesa waving the right out there, and goes for a kick which Lauzon catches and drives him to the ground. Chiesa bounces back up, and they toil on the fence. Lauzon and Chiesa trading positions, and now Lauzon tries to dump Chiesa down. That got a rise out of the crowd, but nothing doing. Short elbow from the clinch from Chiesa. They break and out to center. Leg kick from Chiesa. Nice little combo from the Washington native there, too, which landed up top with a left. Lauzon holds center, and pivots around with Chiesa, now tying him up on fence. Chiesa trying to wrest free, but they stay snagged. Chiesa with the underhook now gets his knees up, and takes Lauzon down. He has his back, and he's going to work on a rear naked choke. But Lauzon reverses! Wow. Now Lauzon with Chiesa's back, and he's wailing away with punches. Chiesa scoots to the fence, and Lauzon, still on his back, still landing. Now it's Lauzon trying to set up a choke; right now Chiesa, with a mile of limbs, defending nicely. Lauzon continues on his back, and when Chiesa spins up they start swinging. Big exchange! Lauzon lands, then eats a couple of big shots. Lauzon took the brunt of the punishment there on the wild chin-check at the end. MMA Fighting scores R1 for Lauzon, 10-9.

Round 2: Big kick from Chiesa right off lands to Lauzon's ribcage; that was loud. Lauzon eats it and plunges ahead. Good little one-two from Lauzon, who connects flush, and now as he follows-up Chiesa tries for take down. Can't get it, but ties him up on fence. Again, they toil there. Lauzon lifts Chiesa into the air and slams him down! Wild scramble. Lauzon for a second treating Chiesa as a wheel barrow, plowing him headfirst along canvas. Lauzon coming alive. He's opened a cut on Chiesa's head, landing punches all the way around the cage. Crazy action! Now Herb Dean steps in and wants to have doctor look at cut. Doctor comes in and waves his arms. Fights over. Cut's too big for Chiesa to continue. Local Lauzon wins the fight. Chiesa doesn't like it. He's storming around the cage and stating his case, but he has blood streaming down his right eye. Doctor didn't like it. Could have been a knee from the clinch that did it.

UFC Fight Night 50 officials results: Joe Lauzon def. Michael Chiesa via TKO (on advice for doctor for eye cut) at 2:14 of R2.

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