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UFC 199 live blog: Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping 2

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Luke Rockhold will put his title on the line against Michael Bisping at UFC 199 on Saturday.
Luke Rockhold will put his title on the line against Michael Bisping at UFC 199 on Saturday.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 199 live blog for Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping, a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Rockhold, who has won five straight fights, will face Bisping, who has won four of his past five fights, in the main event.

Check out the UFC 199 live blog below.

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Round 1: The referee in charge of the action is John McCarthy. Rockhold is southpaw, Bisping is orthodox. Rockhold throws a low kick and it's checked. Rockhold doing the stalking, but coming up just short on his punches. So is Bisping. Rockhold lands a left straight, then eats a right hand counter. Inside leg kick for Rockhold, then a body kick. Short outside leg kick now lands for the Brit. Rockhold pursues a punch and eats a left-hand counter and collapses. Bisping follows up with two punches and Rockhold is OUT. Bisping is the champion of the world.

Michael Bisping def. Luke Rockhold via KO (punches) at 3:36 of round 1