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UFC on FOX 15 live blog: Felice Herrig vs. Paige VanZant

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Felice Herrig and Paige VanZant square off on the UFC on FOX 15 main card Saturday.
Felice Herrig and Paige VanZant square off on the UFC on FOX 15 main card Saturday.
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This is the UFC on FOX 15 live blog for Felice Herrig vs. Paige VanZant, a woman's strawweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Herrig, who has won four of her past five fights, will face VanZant, who is 4-1 in her career, on the main card.

Check out the UFC on FOX 15 live blog below.

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Round 1: Shaolin Ribeiro is the referee. The two clinch and after Herrig lands a couple of uppercuts, VanZant attempts a head and arm throw, but gives up her back in the process. Herrig attempts several submissions, but is tossed off after she fails to secure an underhook. Herrig tries an armbar, but VanZant slams out of it. The two clinch again and VanZant scores a nice knee to the body. VanZant throws Herrig, who ends up in full guard, but eats a number of shots and then moves to half. VanZant stands up to avoid an armbar attempt and sits for a heel hook, but it's not close.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Herrig

Round 2:
VanZant slips on a kick, so Herrig charges forward. The two clinch and exchange knees with Herrig getting slightly better of it. VanZant nearly gets her back taken on an attempted throw, but backs out of it. Hard elbow over the top from VanZant as the two go back to clinch. VanZant scores a takedown, but is reversed. Then Herrig reverses, but they choose to stand. Herrig catches the leg and tries to dump VanZant to the mat, but is reversed. In a scramble, Herrig tries to secure an armbar, but it's too loose. From top position, VanZant lands a couple of bombs before the round ends.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 VanZant

Round 3: The two clinch immediately and Herrig appears fatigued. VanZant lands another throw from the clinch and is working ground and pound from knee on belly. From 50/50 guard, Herrig is getting bombed on until she takes VanZant's back halfway through the round. VanZant turns into Herrig again and from 50/50 guard eats a ton of shots. VanZant moves to half guard before standing. She's back to half guard and dishing out unrelenting punishment on Herrig.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-8 VanZant and the fight 29-27 VanZant

Paige VanZant def. Felice Herrig via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)