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TUF 22 Finale live blog: Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes

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Frankie Edgar and Chad Mendes will face off at the TUF 22 Finale main event Friday night.
Frankie Edgar and Chad Mendes will face off at the TUF 22 Finale main event Friday night.
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This is the TUF 22 Finale live blog for Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes, a lightweight bout at Saturday night’s UFC event at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nev.

Edgar, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Mendes, who has won three of his past five fights, in the main event.

Check out the TUF 22 Finale live blog below.

Round 1: Main event time. Big time title implications for this featherweight bout. The referee is Big John McCarthy. They touch gloves. Mendes to center, and Edgar orbits. Leg kick knocks Edgar off balance momentarily. Edgar moves in wit ha short combo, connects, and then follows with a leg kick. Inside leg kick return from Mendes. Still Mendes holding the center, and Edgar moving in and out. Now Edgar moves forward and looks for an opening, but peels away as Mendes waves his left. Little bit f a takedown threat there from Edgar. Mendes misses with a huge uppercut; whoa. Nice little sequence for Edgar, who misses with a head kick. And them WHAM, Edgar hits Mendes with a right to left hook combo that floors him! It's over! Edgar knocks out Mendes. What a statement for "The Answer." Looks like he'll have a lot of interest in tomorrow night's bout between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo.

TUF 22 Finale official results: Frankie Edgar def. Chad Mendes via KO at 2:28 of R1.