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UFC 204 live blog: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Jimi Manuwa

Ovince Saint Preux and Jimi Manuwa will square off on the UFC 204 main card.
Ovince Saint Preux and Jimi Manuwa will square off on the UFC 204 main card.
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This is the UFC 204 live blog for Ovince Saint Preux vs. Jimi Manuwa, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Saint Preux, who has won three out of his past five fights, will face Manuwa, who also has won three 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 Leon Roberts. OSP is southpaw, circling on the outside with orthodox Manuwa stalking. They both exchange and clinch with OSP now backing Manuwa into the fence. OSP disengages, but eats a knee in the process. They clinch again and Manuwa's pressing the American into the fence. Two hard knees in the clinch from Manuwa and they disengage. OSP charges Manuwa down and gets the takedown as Manuwa, who essentially gives his back. OSP loses it and chases the takedown, which he gets, but Manuwa tries to guillotine. The Brit lets it go and now OSP is back where he started before the scramble. Manuwa pushes to his feet and they separate, nearly scoring with a knee before the final bell.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 OSP

Round 2: OSP lands a series of kicks from range, but eats a right hand. OSP shoots and presses Manuwa into the fence, but disengages. They exchange on the outside, but it is Manuwa who is getting the best of it, albeit in potshotting manner. Two hard liver shots from the Brit score. Jumping switch knee partially scores for Manuwa and OSP looks tired. A stalking Manuwa lands a left to the body and crushing right hand that clearly hurts the American. He follows up with a left hook that folds OSP and that's it.

Jimi Manuwa def. Ovince Saint Preux via KO (punches) at 2:38 of round 2