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UFC 214 live blog: Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir

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Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir
Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir will kick off the UFC 214 pay-per-view card.
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This is the UFC 214 live blog for Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Manuwa, who has won three of his past five fights, will square off against Oezdemir, who has won four straight fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 214 live blog below.

Round 1: Opening up the main card, Jimi Manuwa takes on Volkan Oezdemir. They touch gloves. Manuwa clinches Oezdemir and presses him against the cage right off the get go. Oh! Oezdemir lands a hard left hand from the clinch. Manuwa is rocked. Oezdemir follows up with a left, dropping Manuwa. The fight is over. Impressive finish by Oezdemir.

Official result: Volkan Oezdemir def. Jimi Manuwa via knockout (Round 1, 0:22)