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UFC on FOX 19 live blog: Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias

Cub Swanson will try to snap his skid against Hacran Dias at UFC on FOX 19 on Saturday night.
Cub Swanson will try to snap his skid against Hacran Dias at UFC on FOX 19 on Saturday night.
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This is the UFC on FOX 19 live blog for Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias, a featherweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

Swanson, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Dias, who also has won three of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC on FOX 19 live blog below.

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Round 1: Here we go with the UFC on Fox 19 main card. The referee for this fight will be Herb Dean. They touch gloves and the fight is on. Swanson takes the center of the octagon and delivers a few leg kicks. Dias answers back with punches but are blocked by Swanson. Both fighters have solid combinations that connect. A minute left in the fight. Dias is pushing the pace on Swanson. Ten seconds left and Swanson ends the round with a wheel kick and a left hand.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Dias.

Round 2: Both fighters move to the center and begin to trade punches. Swanson catches Dias and follows up with ground and pound. Dias defends well and avoids big shots. Swanson maintains top control and looks to advance position. Dias gets back up and the crowd cheers. With his hands low, Swanson begins to bounce around his opponent and continues to land combinations. Swanson drops Dias again! Dias seems to be okay and gets back up. With 10 seconds left Dias pushes forward and clinches Swanson.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Swanson.

Round 3: With the fight tied up in our books, both fighters meet in the center of the cage and begin to trade strikes. Dias seems fired up and takes control of the octagon, pushing Swanson back with heavy kicks and punches. Three minutes left. Jabs land for Dias as he keeps dictating the pace of the fight. Two minutes left and Dias gets poked in the eye. After a couple of seconds the fight resumes. Swanson floors Dias with a left head kick and once again follows with ground and pound. The crown begins to chant "USA." Swanson stays standing while Dias lays on his back for the remainder of the round.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Swanson, 29-28 overall.

Cub Swanson def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)