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UFC 185 undercard live blog: Pearson vs. Stout, more

Ross Pearson and Sam Stout headline the UFC 185 undercard Saturday night.
Ross Pearson and Sam Stout headline the UFC 185 undercard Saturday night.
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This is the UFC 185 undercard blog for the UFC 185 event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday night.

There will be seven fights on the UFC 185 undercard. Ross Pearson vs. Sam Stout, Elias Theodorou vs. Roger Narvaez, Daron Cruickshank vs. Beneil Dariush, Jared Rosholt vs. Josh Copeland, Sergio Pettis vs. Ryan Benoit, Jake Lindsey vs. Joseph Duffy, and Larissa Pacheco vs. Germanie de Randamie will be featured.

Check out the UFC 185 undercard live blog below.

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Larissa Pacheco vs. Germaine de Randamie
Round 1:
Here we go. UFC 185 about to kick off. The ladies up first, Don Turnage is our referee. Pacheco cracks de Randamie low off the counter. Stiff jab from de Randamie. And another. Pacheco goes over the top with a right. de Randamie keeping active with that jab, but waiting on the follow-up. One-two from de Randamie. Spinning backfist misses for de Randamie but she catches Pacheco hard with another right. Pacheco clinches and drives de Randamie to the fence. Big knee from de Randamie off the break. de Randamie just misses with a one-two. Pacheco connects with her best shot off the counter, but de Randamie just eats. They let loose and swing to the horn. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 de Randamie.

Round 2: Plenty of overhand rights from both women early in this second round but nothing of any significance landing. de Randamie finally wakes the crowd back up with a cracking body kick. de Randamie starts pouring on. Huge uppercut and overhand right finds their mark and Pacheco is hurt! de Randamie follows with a left then another right and Turnage steps in. Good stoppage. That was only going to get worse.

Germaine de Randamie def. Larissa Pacheco via TKO (punches) at 2:02 of R2

Jake Lindsey vs. Joseph Duffy
Round 1:
Apparently this Duffy character is the last man to beat Conor McGregor. Who knew? (I'm kidding. Don't kill me.) Anyway, Herb Dean is the third man in the cage. Let's see what Duffy's got. Duffy already working the high-low to great effect. Blistering straight right cracks Lindsey. Duffy is connecting on everything right now. Another counter one-two backs Lindsey into the fence. Lindsey tries to find some offense with a one-two of his own but it grazes and Duffy continues to stalk. Huge high kick from Duffy! Lindsey is hurt. Duffy follows with a body shot then swarms. It's over, y'all. One hell of a debut for the Irishman.

Joseph Duffy def. Jake Lindsey via TKO (strikes) at 1:47 of R1

Sergio Pettis vs. Ryan Benoit
Round 1:
Kerry Hatley is our referee for Sergio Pettis' reintroduction to the flyweight division. Could make for an interesting new contender if Pettis performs well. Let's see. Sharp one/two/high kick combination from Pettis early. Pettis continues to throw and land. Pettis with a stiff jab. Benoit starting to come alive with some looping shots but he can't find his mark. Pettis walks Benoit down then unloads a one-two. Crisp straight right from Pettis, but Benoit changes levels and muscles Pettis to the floor. Pettis instantly sweeps to top position. Half guard for Pettis. Benoit bucks himself to his feet but immediately eats a high kick. Pettis finding his range. They're slugging, and Pettis drops down for a single. He gets it, landing inside Benoit's guard. Short elbows from bottom position for Benoit. Solid round. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Pettis.

Round 2:
Benoit storms out aggressive early, but Pettis is right there with him. Nice right hand from Pettis, followed by a jab. One-one-two from Pettis. Benoit looks to close the distance but can't work Pettis to the mat. OH WOW. Huge counter left hand floors Pettis! Benoit erupts forward and unloads a merciless display of ground and pound! That's it. That was wild. And Benoit kicks Pettis in the butt after the fight. Awful sportsmanship. Come on, man. Don't do that.

Ryan Benoit def. Sergio Pettis via TKO (punches) at 1:34 of R2

Jared Rosholt vs. Josh Copeland
Round 1:
Dan Miragliotta is our third man for the big boys. Plenty of sizing up from both heavies to start. Dang, Dallas already with the quick trigger on the boos. Copeland changes levels but Rosholt shucks him off and drives the fight against the fence. Rosholt reverses and down rain more boos. Big Dan splits ‘em up. Inaction abound in this one. Copeland gets the first good shot, cracking Rosholt with a hard left. Rosholt fires back with a right of his own. Copeland nails Rosholt with a right hook as he charges inside. Rosholt immediately closes the distance and plasters Copeland against the fence. So, that wasn't the best round I've ever seen. MMA Fighting scores it 10-10.

Round 2:
Copeland snaps off a jab. Rosholt answers with a short shot of his own. Rosholt digs to the body but can't land flush. And the boobirds are back in full force. Small exchange with Copeland getting the better of it. Not much going on here, to be honest. Copeland fires off a jab that grazes. Rosholt finally commits to a single and uses the cage to toss Copeland to the floor. Bad spot here with Copeland trapped against the fence and Rosholt clinging to wrist control. Rosholt going to work with punches. Copeland just covering up. Elbows from Rosholt. And Rosholt stops punching even though he had 40 seconds to try to finish the fight. Okay. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Rosholt.

Round 3:
Rosholt the aggressor early, though I use that term lightly. Now Copeland stalking. Rosholt drives inside, grabs a single leg, then turns the corner to get Copeland to the floor. Side control for Rosholt, to knee on belly. Rosholt grabs wrist control on Copeland's right hand then crushes him with a few short punches. Copeland is drowning here. Big elbow from Rosholt, and another. And another. Rosholt finally pours it on and there's the stoppage.

Jared Rosholt def. Josh Copeland via TKO (strikes) at 3:12 of R3

Daron Cruickshank vs. Beneil Dariush
Round 1:
Don Turnage is back for this lightweight fight. Cruickshank missed weight on Friday. We'll see if it affects him. Hard low kick from Dariush early. Both guys mixing it up, with Dariush leading the dance and Cruickshank looking to counter. Cruickshank comes over the top with a right. Dariush follows up a solid one-two with a stinging kick to the body. Darisuh rushes inside but Cruickshank easily shucks him off. Cruickshank with a pair of side kicks, getting briefly rushed to the fence but is able to separate. Another low kick for Dariush. Huge takedown as Dariush slams Cruickshank to the floor. Dariush works to half guard and begins raining down short elbows. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Dariush.

Round 2:
Dariush lands a hard counter then sprawls away from a Cruickshank double leg attempt. Cruickshank tries again but again can't get it. Hard left for Dariush. Big knee cracks Cruickshank's chin as he dives for a double leg. Cruickshank hangs in there and turns the corner, but Dariush quickly scrambles onto his back and latches onto an arm. Cruickshank rolls to defend and nearly escapes, but Dariush scrambles and regains his back. One hook, body triangle, and there's the choke. Fantastic stuff from Beneil Dariush.

Beneil Dariush def. Daron Cruickshank via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:48 of R2

Elias Theodorou vs. Roger Narvaez

Round 1:
And the night rolls on. Our third man in the cage for this one is Kerry Hatley. Theodorou jabs then rushes Narvaez against the fence. They release and Theodorou misses with a high kick. Back to the fence. Now back out. Theodorou blocks a high kick. Theodorou wades inside with a one-two, and again. Theodorou keeping Narvaez at exactly the distance he wants. Another exchange and Theodorou trips off the break, but quickly regains his feet. Narvaez in stalk mode, eats a kick to the pills. He shakes it off and we're back. Theodorou explodes forward with a flurry that misses. Narvaez kicks low. Theodorou answers by going low then to the body. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Theodorou.

Round 2:
Theodorou back on the attack, wings out a high kick then catches a leg. Narvaez keeps his balance and answers with a front kick. Theodorou goes to the body, then changes levels for a single. Theodorou working from Narvaez's guard, but can't get anything going and Narvaez climbs to his feet. Nice high kick lands for Theodorou. And another. He keeps going back to that technique. Theodorou finally mixes it up by kicking low, then back up top. High kicks for days here. And another. He's spamming these like someone playing EA UFC. Theodorou switches stances then bulls inside, trapping Narvaez against the fence. Theodorou turns the corner on a takedown and starts whaling on Narvaez. Narvaez just turtling here. The punches keep on coming and it's over.

Elias Theodorou def. Roger Narvaez via TKO (punches) at 4:07 of R2

Ross Pearson vs. Sam Stout
Round 1:
Alright, y'all. Big Dan oversees this final preliminary card bout. Let's see if we can make it a perfect 7/7 on finishes. Oh, Pearson ducks under a shot and cracks Stout with a wicked right hand. Stout takes a moment to collect himself after eating another hard shot. Pearson with the one-two-three. Flying knee to the body for Pearson. Stout finally connects high with a kick, then follows to the body. Stout digs a few more shots to the body. Pearson nearly connects on a cracking left. Pearson staggers Stout with a hard straight right. Pearson starting to find his rhythm now. Big exchange and Stout ducks under for a double, but can't finish it. Pearson eats a one-two. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Pearson.

Round 2:
More active start to round two. Both men are slinging but failing to find their mark. Stout starts hunting for Pearson's ribs. Pearson staying active, wings a one-two. And another. Stout charges forward and goes back to body. WOW. Huge left hook absolutely puts the lights out on Stout! My goodness! Pearson cracks him one more for good measure and that's a wrap. Holy hell. What a knockout.

Ross Pearson def. Sam Stout via knockout (punches) at 1:33 of R2

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