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UFC 190 live blog: Glaico Franca vs. Fernando Bruno

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Glaico Franca and Fernando Bruno will square off for the TUF title at UFC 190.
Glaico Franca and Fernando Bruno will square off for the TUF title at UFC 190.
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This is the UFC 190 live blog for Glaico Franca vs. Fernando Bruno, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

Franca, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Bruno, who has won four of his past five fights, for the TUF: Brazil lightweight title on the main card.

Check out the UFC 190 live blog below.

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Round 1: Bruno is storming out, but Franca backs away and resets. The two exchange punches and Bruno shoots, but can't get it and they stand. Bruno eventually gets a trip, but Franca stands up right away. Bruno is still all over him with double underhooks. Franca breaks the grip and is now all over Bruno for the takedown, which he gets. Bruno eventually stands, but as he does, Franca yanks him down. He gets one hook in, but not the other.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Franca

Round 2:
Franca kicks things off with inside leg kicks. Franca is now spending what feels like an inordinate amount of time hunting the takedown, but Franca loses in the scramble and ends up in guard. Franca latches on what appears to be a rear naked choke, but it never works.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Franca

Round 3: Bruno scores with a takedown and has one hook in, but Franca rolls through and is now behind Bruno. They separate the fight is temporarily halted for a low blow, but it starts again. The two are exchanging strikes, but Bruno appears exhausted. Franca is again on Bruno's back, looking for a choke. With just seconds left in the fight, Franca gets the tap.

Glaico Franca def. Fernando Bruno via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:46 of round 3