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UFC 243 live blog: Justin Tafa vs. Yorgan De Castro

Justin Tafa faces off with Yorgan De Castro ahead of their heavyweight bout Saturday at UFC 243 in Melbourne, Australia
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 243 live blog for Justin Tafa vs. Yorgan De Castro, a heavyweight bout at Saturday’s UFC event at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Tafa, who is 3-0 in his pro career so far, faces De Castro, who is 5-0 including a win on the Contender Series in his last fight, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 243 live blog below.

Round 1: The referee for this main card opener is Jim Perdios. Tafa immediately takes the center of the Octagon and they trade hard shots, landing cleanly. De Castro gets a hold and turns the action to the fence, both guys just narrowly miss haymakers as they separate. They’re back to the clinch, neither fighter getting much of an advantage as they work against the cage. They separate again, Tafa lunges in and eats a massive right hand! He is out COLD.

Official result: Yorgan De Castro def. Justin Tafa via KO (punch) at 2:10 of round one

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