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Taylor vs. Serrano Results: Live updates of the undercard and main event

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Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano
Katie Taylor will clash with Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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MMA Fighting has Taylor vs. Serrano results live for the Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano fight card at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday evening.

When the main event begins, around 10:30 p.m. ET, check out our Taylor vs. Serrano live round-by-round updates for our live blog. Prior to the main event, we’ll have live updates and results on all the undercard fights below.

Check out Taylor vs. Serrano undercard live blog below for the DAZN portion that will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Galal Yafai vs. Miguel Cartagena

Round 1: Yafai coming forward to start. Left hook from Yafai, Cartagena looking strictly to defend. Yafai bullying him against the ropes and in the corner. Straight left down the middle for Yafai. Then a shot to the body. Cartagena wants to counter. Yafai is busy and he is landing. Cartagena has to turtle up as Yafai swarms him. Glancing uppercut by Yafai. There’s a good counter on the button for Cartagena. Yafai just tags him with a left and follows up with punches and bunches. Straight punch hits Cartagena square on the chin. more straight punches from Yafai, though he’s a little off balance.

MMA Fighting score the round 10-9 Yafai.

Round 2: Yafai right back in Cartagena’s face. He’s not overextending, just landing short punches with both hands, not giving Cartagena any room to breathe. Cartagena with lots of head movement and the occasional counter. Another big straight left for Yafai scores. He’s finding every opening and slipping punches in. Cartagena just hanging around on the ropes. Referee asks him to show something and he at least manages to get out of the corner. There’s a slip just as Cartagena gets hit with another punch. Referee warns him again he needs to show something. Cartagena’s arm gets tangled in the ropes, so the referee gives him another break as Yafai was pressing forward. Cartagena makes it out of the round, but his corner makes a smart decision and waves this one off for him.

Official result: Galal Yafai def. Miguel Cartagena via TKO (corner stoppage) at 3:00 of Round 2

Franchon Crews-Dezern vs. Elin Cederroos

Round 1: Crews-Dezern comes out swinging hard right away. Cederroos staying relaxed, targeting Crews-Dezern with straight punches. Crews-Dezern just going for home run shots. She lands a hard right in an exchange. Crews-Dezern goes body-head. Cederroos sticking with 1-2s. A left hook clips Cederroos.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Crews-Dezern.

Round 2: Cederroos scores first to start the second. Now she’s putting on the pressure, giving Crews-Dezern less room to wind up. Crews-Dezern hits one to the body, two to the head. Cederroos wants to advance but walks right into a couple of bombs. Crews-Dezern chases Cederroos looking for a finish. Cederroos circles and counters, but Crews-Dezern catches her again with a hard right. Crews-Dezern connects with a hook before the end of the round.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Crews-Dezern. Overall, 20-18 Crews-Dezern.

Round 3: Cederroos pumping that jab now. She’s been the more accurate puncher in this round. There’s Crews-Dezern with a quick combo inside. They’re trading. Cederros goes body-head, but Crews-Dezern fires a left hook in. Crews-Dezern rips one to the body. She’s keeping the output high through three rounds.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Crews-Dezern. Overall, 30-27 Crews-Dezern.

Round 4: Doctors taking a look at Cederroos’ bloody nose before the round starts. Overhand right cracks Cederroos. Powerful counter right by Cederroos and Crews-Dezern felt that one. Cederroos hits the body, another overhand right from Crews-Dezern. Crews-Dezern flicking out her jab now, that sets up an overhand right. Left hook scores for Crews-Dezern. Better round for Cederroos, but she’s just not landing enough clean shots.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Crews-Dezern. Overall, 40-36 Crews-Dezern.

Round 5: Cederroos hits Crews-Dezern with a good right. Cederroos can’t string together more than two punches without getting hit by that overhand right. Crews-Dezern hits a left hook. She swings wild as she muscles Cederroos into the corner. Cederroos htis a couple of straight punches. She’s scoring, but not getting out of the way of anything that Crews-Dezern is throwing. Nice body shot by Cederroos. She stays in close though and gets tagged with two head shots.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Crews-Dezern. Overall, 50-45 Crews-Dezern.

Round 6: Crews-Dezern has been accurate anytime Cederroos closes the distance. This is becoming a brawl. Crews-Dezern’s jab has been effective. Cederroos scores during a tight exchange. Good production from Cederroos here and Crews-Dezern has to back up. Left hook by Crews-Dezern scores. Cederroos fires from range but still gets caught by the power right.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Cederroos. Overall, 59-55 Crews-Dezern.

Round 7: Cederroos with a good body shot, but Crews-Dezern is right there with a flurry up top. Crews-Dezern to the body and then a high hook. That jab is working for Crews-Dezern as she backs up. Slight drop in pace for Crews-Dezern, Cederroos finding a home for those straight punches.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Cederroos. Overall, 68-65 Crews-Dezern.

Round 8: Cederroos ups the pressure, she defintiely knows she’s behind. She scores, but Crews-Dezern just pushes her into the corner. Crews-Dezern with a couple of big hooks. She jabs the body and Cederroos ties her up. Cederroos zinging in punches now. Crews-Dezern fires back with her right. They’re just standing and trading now.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Cederroos. Overall, 77-75 Crews-Dezern.

Round 9: Cederroos staying on the offensive. She’s getting inside on Crews-Dezern now and those Crews-Dezern power shots aren’t landing quite as cleanly as they were earlier. And there’s a big right across the chin for Crews-Dezern. Then she hits a straight right. Cederroos has slowed down now. Crews-Dezern three good hooks that get through. Jab keeps Cederroos at bay.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Crews-Dezern. Overall, 87-84 Crews-Dezern.

Round 10: Crews-Dezern throwing that heavy leather with less than two minutes to go. She dips down and blasts Cederroos with a right, but Cederroos fires punches in. They are still scrapping with a minute to go. Left hook from Cederroos forces Crews-Dezern to circle out quickly. Crews-Dezern digs into the body, Cederroos answers in kind. Cederroos with two good shots. Fun fight!

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Cederroos. Overall, 96-94 Crews-Dezern.

Official result: Franchon Crews-Dezern def. Elin Cederroos via unanimous decision (99-91, 99-91, 97-93)

Liam Smith vs. Jessie Vargas

Round 1: Both men starting at distance. Vargas darts in for a body shot. They’re looking to set up their jabs. Smith hits a counter to the body. Vargas getting his jab going. Right hand from Vargas gets past the defense. Right hand by Vargas as they exchange. Vargas to the body. Smith pursues with his jab. Nice uppercut by Smith. Vargas loading up some punches. Right hand for Vargas. Quick 1-2 by Smith. Smith wants to cut off the ring but Vargas clinches his way out of the corner.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Vargas.

Round 2: Vargas backs Smith up with a 1-1-2. Vargas’ hand speed is picking up. Vargas to the body, Smith keeping his defense high and tight. Vargas the busier fighter, but Smith doesn’t seem too bothered yet. He sneaks in a punch to the body. Vargas getting busy inside, Smith deflecting a lot of the punches with his arms. Vargas scoring to the body. Uppercut by Smith. 1-2 for Vargas. Smith with good head movement, he’s causing a lot of misses.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Vargas. Overall, 20-18 Vargas.

Round 3: Vargas with the pressure. Counter left for Smith. They trade punches inside, Vargas pushing the pace. Smith just staying in tight, not giving Vargas any good angles to throw. Smith peppers Vargas with his jab. Vargas wants to brawl and some punches are getting through, but Smith staying elusive. Vargas to the body. Smith sticking with his jab. Three competitive rounds so far, Vargas with the slight edge.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Vargas. Overall, 30-27 Vargas.

Round 4: The fighters have to be warned to watch their heads because they have been right in each other’s faces the entire fight. Smith with a clean left hook. Vargas fires back, but Smith finally managing some sustained offense. They’re standing and trading straight punches. Vargas slips in the uppercut. Smith with a combination as Vargas backs up to the ropes. Vargas goes to the body. Smith cracks him with a liver shot. Vargas on the defensive now. They are throwing and Smith goes for the tie-up. Smith cracks the body. Straight right for Smith. Smith lands an uppercut.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Smith. Overall, 39-37 Vargas.

Round 5: Smith hits a big right and he’s pressing forward. Vargas pumping that jab in Smith’s face. Smith stringing together combos now. Vargas goes to the body to keep Smith off of him, but Smith stays aggressive. Uppercut by Smith. Left hook by Smith, followed by a right. They trade body shots. Vargas comes forward, but Smith backs him up with accurate punches.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Smith. Overall, 48-47 Vargas.

Round 6: Smith punches his way in as Vargas circles. Vargas getting bullied, but he’s landing shots as Smith attacks. They’re both mixing their punches beautifully, stinging the head and body. Smith doubles up on the uppercut. Vargas cannot get off the ropes. Smith picking his spots. Vargas with the head movement, but he can’t get his offense going in this round. Straight punches exchanged. Vargas warned for a low blow. Smith jabbing, then he hits the body. Vargas wants to throw, but he eats another uppercut. Smith busy as Vargas sticks to the ropes.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Smith. Overall, 57-57.

Round 7: Vargas tags Smith several times to start the seventh. Smith undeterred, he is marching forward. There’s a flurry from Smith. He’s landing the crisper punches now. Vargas still looking to land big shots. he bounces a couple of hooks off of Smith’s head. Smith with a couple of hooks, mixing in body work, then a big uppercut. Vargas fires back to the body. Smith attacking and resetting his defense perfectly right now. His jab has Vargas frozen. Another round-ending flurry goes Smith’s way.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Smith. Overall, 67-66 Smith.

Round 8: Smith rifles his jab at Vargas. Vargas cannot get his defense set. Vargas tags the body, then follows with an uppercut. Smith to the body. Smith doubles up on a left hook. He cracks an advancing Vargas with a right on the mark. Smith the aggressor. He hits Vargas with three lefts, but eats a counter uppercut. Smith pushes Vargas to the corner and lets him bang some punches off his arms. Vargas rips the body. Smith takes him to the ropes once more and catches him with shots.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Smith. Overall, 77-75 Smith.

Round 9: Vargas doing better with using his jab to counter. Smith backs him up with a hard jab. Smith doubles up on the left hook again to great success, that opens Vargas up to a right hand. Vargas back up against the ropes and Smith is unloading. Vargas tags the body. Smith hits a big liver shot and Vargas has to get out of there. Smith bouncing punches off the top of his head. Vargas stuck on the back foot. Smith with big punches as he tries to get out of the corner, Smith not giving him a break.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Smith. Overall, 87-84 Smith.

Round 10: Smith taking control again in Round 10. Vargas wants to fire back, but Smith has figured him out and he is just landing bombs. He chases him to the ropes again and several unanswered shots later, the referee has to step in for the stoppage.

Official result: Liam Smith def. Jessie Vargas via TKO at 0:41 of Round 10

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