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UFC Sao Paulo live blog: Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson

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This is the UFC Sao Paulo live blog for Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson, a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion Machida returns from an 18-month USADA suspension to face knockout artist Brunson in the main event.

Check out the UFC Sao Paulo live blog below.

Round 1: Machida comes out and takes the center of the octagon. Despite the long layoff, Machida looks like his vintage self, maintaining a long range and moving on the balls of his feet. Nothing of consequence happens for the first 90 seconds but Machida hits a stepping straight left as Bruson comes forward. Brunson reaches for a big right hand but comes up with air. Machida again times a stepping in left hand to an approaching Brunson but this time Brunson lands a huge left hook that clips Machida and has him on skates! Brunson follows up with some shots and finishes the fight and the crowd is silent.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Derek Brunson knocks out Lyoto Machida at 2:30 of Round 1.