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UFC 185 live blog: Johnny Hendricks vs. Matt Brown

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Johny Hendricks battles Matt Brown at UFC 185 on Saturday night.
Johny Hendricks battles Matt Brown at UFC 185 on Saturday night.
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This is the UFC 185 live blog for Johnny Hendricks vs. Matt Brown, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Hendricks, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Brown, who has won four of his past five fights, on the main card.

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Round 1: Kerry Hatley is the third man. They touch gloves, and Brown is eager to get rolling. They exchange early, and nobody lands clean, but Hendricks ducks under and dumps Brown to the canvas to a loud ovation. Can't keep Brown there, though, and he;s right back up. Inside leg kick from Hendricks, who again gets double underhooks and tries for takedown; this time Brown resists. Momentarily, as Hendricks repositions and dumps him near fence. Brown controlling Hendricks' posture, not letting him get space for the G&P. Hendricks mashing Brown into the mat, and trying to drop some elbows through the tangle of limbs. So far Brown is doing admirable job of tying everything up. Brown making Hendricks' work for it. Looks like Brown is trying to attempt a triangle. Brown able to create a scramble and get back to his feet. They stand and trade in the center, and in the clinch the knees came up from both. Some blood on Brown's eye, as he lands a good shot. Now Hendricks scoops Brown up and is looking to dump him, and as Brown -- who grabs fence pretty obviously -- grabs his neck for guillotine, he gets a soft landing. But Hendricks is on top again, and he's wailing away this time, finding some openings on fence, with Brown trying to scoot his way back up on fence. Hendricks still applying the pressure there, and he's going to hold Brown helpless as the round ends. Good round for Hendricks, the wrestler. MMA Fighting scores R1 or Hendricks, 10-9

Round 2:
Hendricks' corner warned him that Brown would be headhunting, knowing he lost the first round. Left hook from Brown, and just like that Hendricks takes him down. They are back up. Big shots from both, and that time Bigg Rigg landed a big left hand. That staggered Brown. Hendricks casually scoops Brown off the mat and dumps him in the middle of the cage, and gets immediately to side control. Brown over-matched. Now Brown recovers half guard, but Hendricks is landing some shots -- little elbows. Brown is gulping some air, and he looks frustrated. Hendricks in full control, as he flattens Brown out and tries to free his left hand to land. Hendricks covering Brown's nose and mouth to hinder his breathing. Brown recovers to full guard, and as they stalemate, the ref stands them up. Knee from Hendricks, and Brown doesn't have the explosion he had earlier. Hendricks lands a couple of shots, and a huge left parting shot. Hendricks with terrific head movement, and he's mixing things up -- changing levels. But it's back to the bread and butter, as he takes Brown down yet again on fence. He grabs his back for a moment, lands a few shots from the side, and they break. Hendricks smothers him on fence, but he's landing punches. Brown now throws a series of shots himself, and he gets his best pocket of offense of the fight. Hendricks takes him down, though, and they end there. MMA Fighting scores R2 for Hendricks, 10-9 (20-18 overall)

Round 3: Final round. Hendricks slips and falls, but gets back up. Brown with a body shot. He needs to finish this fight, but he can't get anything rolling before Hendricks takes him down, and plows him into the chain links. Brown is trying to get a submission going here, an inverted triangle, but he can't -- instead, he launches out of it. Hendricks ties him up and just slings Brown back on the fence. He dumps Brown there for the seventh time, and he grabbed the fence again (he got warned that time). Side control for Hendricks, who is just manhandling Brown. This is the vintage Hendricks, the one with the big power and the ability to dictate the fight via his wrestling. Brown fishing out a triangle, but he can't cinch it. Hendricks just keeping the pressure on from his knees, and he wrangles Hendricks back down. Crowd a little frustrated even for the hometown guy. Now Brown fires off a series of hammerfists from the bottom, and those sting a little bit, but Hendricks just keeps the pressure on. Another triangle attempt for Brown, but he's too high on shoulders, and this fight is going to end with Hendricks just planting Brown through the cage. MMA Fighting scores R3 for Hendricks, 10-9 (30-27 overall for Hendricks)

UFC 185 official results: Johny Hendricks def. Matt Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)