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UFC 204 live blog: Mirsad Bektic vs. Russell Doane

Mirsad Bektic and Russell Doane kick off the UFC 204 main card Saturday night.
Mirsad Bektic and Russell Doane kick off the UFC 204 main card Saturday night.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 204 live blog for Mirsad Bektic vs. Russell Doane, a featherweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Bektic, who is 10-0 in his career, will face Doane, who has won two of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 204 live blog below.

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Round 1: The referee in charge of the action is Yves Lavigne. Bektic is orthodox and Doane is southpaw. Both are exchanging hard in the pocket with a roughly even result before Bektic perfectly times a double and moves into Doane's open guard. Doane rolls to his base and Bektic gets behind, scoring a mat return, but Doane is still scrambling to his feet. Bektic is trying to find a way to plant Doane on the mat and has various attempts that get close, but Doane just keeps popping back up, albeit without creating separation. Finally Bektic gets it and puts both hooks in. He nearly gets the choke, but Doane rolls. Bektic follows and keeps position. One more attempt and Bektic uses the Gable grip to close the show. Easy win for the ATT product.

Mirsad Bektic def. Russell Doane via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:22 of round 1

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