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UFC 195 live blog: Stipe Miocic vs. Andrei Arlovski

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Stipe Miocic faces Andrei Arlovski in the UFC 195 co-main event Saturday night.
Stipe Miocic faces Andrei Arlovski in the UFC 195 co-main event Saturday night.
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This is the UFC 195 live blog for Stipe Miocic vs. Andrei Arlovski, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Miocic, who has four wins in his past five fights, will face Arlovski, who has six straight wins, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 195 live blog below.

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Round 1: The referee in charge of the action is Herb Dean. Both fighters are orthodox. Oblique kick from Arlovski is the first punch landed. They clinch and fire looping punches, twice, but both only partially land. Right hand from Stipe Miocic crumples Arlovski, The Strong Style Fight Team heavyweight follows up on Arlovski with an additional right and left and now Arlovski is in trouble. The former UFC heavyweight champion falls to all fours and Miocic pounces, landing a series of lefts on Arlovski, who is not defending himself. Referee Dean steps in to stop the fight as Arlovski isn't properly defending himself.

In his post-fight interview with UFC commentator Joe Rogan, Miocic begged and pleaded UFC President Dana White for a potential title shot against the winner of Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez.

Stipe Miocic def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO (punches) at :54 of of round 1