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UFC 228 live blog: Jessica Andrade vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

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Jessica Andrade faces off with Karolina Kowalkiewicz ahead of their strawweight bout at UFC 228 on Saturday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas
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This is the UFC 228 live blog for Jessica Andrade vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz, a strawweight bout at Saturday’s UFC event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Andrade, who has won five of her last six fights, faces Kowalkiewicz, who has won two straight, in the co-main event.

Check out the UFC 228 live blog below.

Round 1: Kerry Hatley will oversee the co-main event. Andrade coming out firing and Kowalkiewicz is hurt. She is landing hooks cleanly as Kowalkiewicz backs up against the fence. Kowalkiewicz is still looking wobbly, but she’s able to get her back up off the cage and reset in striking distance. Andrade charging forward and she eats a punch to land some more of her own. Kowalkiewicz with a stiff clinch knee to the body. Straight 1-2 by Andrade. Spinning back kick to the body by Kowalkiewicz. Monster counter right by Andrade and Kowalkiewicz is out cold on her back.

Official result: Jessica Andrade def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via KO (punch) at 1:58 of round one