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UFC 202 live blog: Tim Means vs. Sabah Homasi

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Tim Means and Sabah Homasi will kick off the UFC 202 pay-per-view card Saturday night.
Tim Means and Sabah Homasi will kick off the UFC 202 pay-per-view card Saturday night.
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This is the UFC 202 live blog for Tim Means vs. Sabah Homasi, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Means, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Homasi, who is making his UFC debut, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 202 live blog below.

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Round 1: Referee for this opening fight on the main card is Herb Dean. They touch gloves. Homasi rolls around and cuts in with a left hand. Means blasts him back, and that gets Homasi rrolling. Means again with a left hand, crisp hard shot. They exchange and Means got the better of it, and Homasi sells out for a takedown, and after a desperate sprawl he gets it. He's in Means' guard. They are in fence, with Homasi staying right on him. Now Means scoots back up on fence, and they break. Brief skirmish on fence, and Homasi claps him with right. Means surges ahead again and lands a left. Nice exchanges. Now Homasi rolls around and Means catches him in the clinch, and Means hits him with some knees. Left hand from Means. Homasi already breathing heavy as they throw wildly for a moment there. Lot of air from Homasi, who is loading up. He looks to recover, and Means delivers a front kick. Now Homasi shoots in for a takedown, and this time beautifully executed, and Means is on his back. He has his back on the fence on his butt, and he blasts Homasi with a some elbows. Now he's back up. Means just working him with punches, and now an elbow — that one opens him up. Damn. Lot of blood streaking down Homasi's face. Means stays on him, and another short elbow on the fence lands flush. Means and those elbows! He's just slowly taking Homasi apart. Another elbow as they come together, and Homasi is staggering. Now Means throws a heavy shot to the body. Looks like Homasi will survive, but only barely. MMA Fighting scores R1 for Means, 10-9.

Round 2: See if Homasi can recover here. Homasi comes out and he looks at a heavy shot, and he throws an errant overhand. Means just stays in the middle, pivoting, and he moves in and hits Homasi with a big right hand. He's finding a home for all his punches; looks like Homasi is fading big time. A series of elbows from the clinch all land for Means, and again the blood pours down Homasi's face. Means just  rocking him, and Homasi just trying to survive. Eons to go, though. Big shots from Means, who is coolly going about his business, picking him apart, not trying to rush in. God rhythmic punches, and he just keeps pursuing. Means landing the majority of his shots, and he's slapping Homasi now. Another combo from Means, and Homasi just eats all of them. Its a mess, and Means goes in for one last salvo, one, two, three, and Dean has seen enough. It's over. Hell of a performance by the Dirty Bird Means.

UFC 202 official results: Tim Means def. Sabah Homasi via TKO (punches) at 2:56 of R2