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UFC 232 live blog: Carlos Condit vs. Michael Chiesa

Carlos Condit faces off with Michael Chiesa ahead of their welterweight bout at UFC 232 on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
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This is the UFC 232 live blog for Carlos Condit vs. Michael Chiesa, a welterweight bout at Saturday’s UFC event at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Condit, a former interim UFC champion who has lost four straight and is 2-7 in his last nine fights, faces Chiesa, who is moving up to 170 pounds after a 7-4 UFC lightweight run, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 232 live blog below.

Round 1: The referee for this matchup is Mike Beltran. Chiesa gets in close and Condit batters him with strikes before Chiesa goes to wrap him up. Knees by Condit in the clinch, but Chiesa gets the trip and he’s in Condit’s guard. Chiesa with the back take, but Condit is able to scramble and get to his feet, Chiesa still holding onto him. He trips Condit down again. Chiesa just staying heavy, not advancing much. He postures up for some ground-and-pound. Condit responding with punches from the bottom, not much behind them. He throws up his legs for an armbar attempt. It looks like he was close to extending Chiesa’s arm, but Chiesa is able to get his hand free and they both jump up to their feet. Chiesa with another takedown. Scramble by Condit, he’s looking for a heel hook. Condit with elbows from the 50-50 position, Chiesa answers with punches. Condit on top now and he ends up in a reverse triangle position as they scramble.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Chiesa.

Round 2: Condit with sharp counters to start as Chiesa marches forward with punches. He gets low and takes Condit down. Chiesa with a kimura attempt, he extends the arm way behind Condit at a scary angle and Condit has to tap.

Official result: Michael Chiesa def. Carlos Condit via submission (kimura) at :56 of round two

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