This is the UFC on FOX 23 live blog for Andrei Arlovski vs. Francis Ngannou, a heavyweight bout at Friday night's UFC event at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.
Arlovski, who has won two of his past five fights, will face Ngannou, who is 4-0 in the UFC, on the main card.
Check out the UFC on FOX 23 live blog below.
Round 1: Big time spot here for Ngannou, trying himself against a big name like Arlovski. Referee is Adam Martinez. They touch em up. Ngannou on the outside, and right off a little cautious. Overhand right grazes Arlovski. A couple of leg kicks from the former champ, who is now shuffling back and threatening. Both look like they want to take out the other with a single shot, and an exchange there from range ends with both guys throwing errant shots. And BOOM, a big shot from Ngannou, a right uppercut, drops Arlovski! Ngannou goes in for the kill, and that's it — the ref steps in! Wow! Ngannou has arrived.
UFC on FOX 23 official results: Francis Ngannou def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO (strikes) at 1:32 of R1