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UFC 190 live blog: Stefan Struve vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

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Stefan Struve and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will look to end their skids at UFC 190.
Stefan Struve and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will look to end their skids at UFC 190.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 190 live blog for Stefan Struve vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

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

Check out the UFC 190 live blog below.

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Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee. Nogueira comes out stalking and jabs his way into the clinch. They're working for position along the fence and Nogueira switches to a single leg, but can't quite get it.  They break and Nogueira eats a right hand that wobbles him, but Nogueira re-clinches. They separate again and Nogueira eats another right hand, so Nogueira clinches. He attempts a trip takedown, but loses the scramble. Nogueira punches his way back into the clinch and Struve separates. Both fighters exchange hard right hand, but Struve lands a good jab. Hard outside leg kick and right hand for Struve just before the final bell.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Struve

Round 2: Struve with another outside leg kick, but Nogueira drives forward with punches into the clinch. Nogueira drags Struve to the mat and nearly takes his back and mount, but Struve bucks out and stands in the scramble. Struve landing front kicks and right hands in the distance. Nogueira is punching his way forward. Struve breaks free and lands a hard right plus several more front kicks. Struve eats some jabs, but lands hard outside leg kicks and another right hand. Nogueira looks so slow and old.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Struve

Round 3: Nogueira lands a right and chases down a takedown, but Struve stands and pushes the Brazilian off of him. Decent one-two from Nogueira, but eats a hard outside leg kick and another. Now a step-through knee from Struve. Struve lands a head kick that somehow doesn't wobble Nogueira as the Brazilian punches his way back into the clinch. Blistering right hand and left from Struve wobble Nogueira. Nogueira is getting picked apart here with lefts and rights and all sorts of lower extremity attacks.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Struve and the fight 30-27 Struve

Stefan Struve def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)