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UFC on FOX 21 live blog: Paige VanZant vs. Bec Rawlings

Paige VanZant will square off against Bec Rawlings on the UFC on FOX 21 main card.
Paige VanZant will square off against Bec Rawlings on the UFC on FOX 21 main card.
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This is the UFC on FOX 21 live blog for Paige VanZant vs. Bec Rawlings, a strawweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

VanZant, who has won three of her four UFC fights, will face Rawlings, who has two of her three UFC fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC on FOX 21 live blog below.

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Round 1: The first and only women's fight on the card is up. And VanZant starts off the fight with a flying kick. Rawlings staying in the center of the cage, pressing VanZant. Wild exchange between the two and VanZant clinches Rawlings against the cage. They break away shortly. Three minutes left. Rawlings landing the better combinations. Rawlings is fired up and pressing VanZant. Still staying on the outside, VanZant is looking composed, sticking to her game plan. Nice one-two combination by VanZant. The momentum seem to be switching toward VanZant. Again, solid combination by VanZant. The bell rings.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 VanZant.


Round 2: The second round is on, both fighters refuse to touch gloves. VanZant with a flying kick connects on Rawling's jaw! Rawlings drops to the ground and VanZant follows up with ground and pound. The referee jumps in and stops the fight with in seconds into the second round. Awesome performance by VanZant.

Official result: Paige VanZant def. Bec Rawlings via knockout (Round 2, 0:17)