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UFC 190 live blog: Bigfoot Silva vs. Soa Palelei

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Bigfoot Silva will try to get back on track against Soa Palelei at UFC 190 on Saturday.
Bigfoot Silva will try to get back on track against Soa Palelei at UFC 190 on Saturday.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 190 live blog for Bigfoot Silva vs. Soa Palelei, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

Silva, who is 1-3 (with 1 no-contest) in his past five fights, will face Palelei, who has won four of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 190 live blog below.

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Round 1: John McCarthy is the referee. Silva begins stalking right away. Palelei eats a knee, but catches the leg to attempt a takedown. Palelei struggles with the effort and so far can get nothing, and then they separate. Palelei shoots again, and is quickly stuffed. They clinch again after another knee from Silva, this time with Silva looking for the takedown. Palelei hits a harai gohshi, but Silva sits through for deep half. Silva eats some hammerfists and moves to open full guard. Palelei ends the round postured up and landing big shots.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Palelei

Round 2: Silva starts the second frame with a short outside leg kick, but eats a right hand. Now Silva connects with a series of right hands and left knees. Palelei collapses from the onslaught and the referee stops the action.

Antonio Silva def. Soa Palelei via TKO (strikes) at :42 of round 2