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UFC 186 live blog: Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway

Michael Bisping and C.B. Dollaway square off on the UFC 186 main card Saturday.
Michael Bisping and C.B. Dollaway square off on the UFC 186 main card Saturday.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 186 live blog for Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway, a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Bisping, who has won two of his past five fights, will face Dollaway, who has won three of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 186 live blog below.

Round 1: Jerin Valel is the referee in charge of the action. Both fighters are orthodox. THe fight is briefly halted due to an inadvertent groin strike, but quickly resumes. Dollaway is stalking, but largely covering up to Bisping's double jabs and movement. Dollaway shoots a double, but Bisping easily stuffs it with two underhooks. Now Bisping's stalking, landing two punch combos. Good right hand barely touches Bisping from Dollaway, but certainly gets his attention. Hard outside leg kick now for the Brit, but Dollaway returns the favor. Dollaway ducks a punch and eats a left for his efforts, but a winging left hook from him drops him. Bisping is able to stand and the two slug it out, but Dollaway did the better work.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Dollaway

Round 2: Dollaway whips the left hook again to drill Bisping, but hits air as Bisping is aggressive from the opening bell with pressure. Bisping scores with a right and Dollaway tries again with the left, but hits nothing. Absolutely superb takedown defense from Bisping in the center of the cage. Decent body kick now for the Brit, but nothing that changes the complexion of the round. As I write that he hurts Dollaway with a right hand and the American partially retreats, but a left hook from Dollaway keeps Bisping honest. Dollaway fails on a double, but transitions to a single and gets it just before the bell.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Bisping

Round 3:
Left hook from Dollaway to start the round. Bisping circles out and drills him with a right hand. Dollaway times a punch into a level change and puts Bisping on his rear. Bisping gets two on one control against the cage and stands to his feet. Crunching left hook from Dollaway lands, but Bisping responds with a two-punch shot. And another hard right hand. Bisping catches a kick and lands another one-two, but only at the edge of his punch. Bisping stuffs a takedown, but gets hit on the way out. Two inside leg kicks lands now for the Brit, plus a jab, but he's still get stalked. Bisping manages to stuff a takedown and circles out so hard it puts Dollaway on his back. Bisping is all over him. Dollaway granby rolls and stands, only to eat a crushing right hand.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Bisping and the fight 29-28 Bisping

Michael Bisping def. C.B. Dollaway via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)