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UFC 234 live blog: Jim Crute vs. Sam Alvey

Jim Crute faces off with Sam Alvey ahead of their light heavyweight bout at UFC 234 on Saturday at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
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This is the UFC 234 live blog for Jim Crute vs. Sam Alvey, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday’s UFC event at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Crute, a 22-year-old prospect who is unbeaten in nine pro bouts, faces Alvey, who is 3-3 in his last six fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 234 live blog below.

Round 1: Marc Goddard on hand for the main card opener. Crute takes the center of the Octagon and starts throwing low kicks. Jab by Crute and he dodges back to avoid Alvey’s counter-punches. High kick by Crute is blocked. Alvey lands a jab. Good kick to the body by Crute. Right hand across the jaw rocks Alvey, Crute tries to walk off but the fight is not stopped. Alvey is wobbled. He goes for a desperation takedown and he’s facedown taking punches from Crute. Goddard calls for the stoppage and Alvey is not happy about it, but it did not look like he was defending himself. On the replay, it shows that Alvey had his thumbs up. It wasn’t enough to convince Goddard.

Official result: Jim Crute def. Sam Alvey via TKO (punches) at 2:49 of round one

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