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UFC 190 live blog: Claudia Gadelha vs. Jessica Aguilar

Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Aguilar will kick off the UFC 190 main card Saturday night.
Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Aguilar will kick off the UFC 190 main card Saturday night.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 190 live blog for Claudia Gadelha vs. Jessica Aguilar, a women's strawweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

Gadelha, who has won four of her past five fights, will face Aguilar, who is making her UFC debut, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 190 live blog below.

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Round 1: Both fighters open orthodox, but Gadelha strikes first with a step-through knee. She's also countered with a left hook from the Brazilian. A series of punching, leading and countering, now score for Gadelha, but Aguilar responds with an outside low kick. Gadelha is grabbing Aguilar's head and driving her knee up the middle with varying success at the end of her punches. Gadelha times a double leg and scores it with authority and the Brazilian takes the back almost immediately.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Gadelha

Round 2: Gadelha opens with a storm of left hooks and is backing Aguilar up. A right hand over the top cracks Aguilar hard and she's on the run. Gadelha presses her against the fence and they're working from the clinch before Gadelha body lock trips her to the mat. Aguilar, however, is able to stand. They separate and the Brazilian stops a shot. Aguilar's face is a mess and she's occasionally landing a right or outside leg kick, but is otherwise at the bad end of the striking exchanges. Just before the final bell, Gadelha chases down a blast double.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Gadelha

Round 3: Aguilar lands two right leg kicks, but Gadelha whips a right hook around the corner and nails her. Another hard leg kick for Aguilar. And again. Aguilar shoots and drives Gadelha against the cage, but can't get it. Aguilar lands another outside leg kick, but Gadelha returns one to the body. Aguilar keeps going back to it while Gadelha is head hunting. Gadelha eats another leg kick, but this time uses it to catch and score a takedown.

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

Claudia Gadelha def. Jessica Aguilar (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)