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UFC 145 Live Blog: Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting | Brendan Schaub will face Ben Rothwell on the UFC 145 fight card in Atlanta, Ga.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting | Brendan Schaub will face Ben Rothwell on the UFC 145 fight card in Atlanta, Ga.

This is the UFC 145 live blog for Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell, a heavyweight bout on tonight's UFC event from Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga.

Schaub, who has won four of his past five fights, will fight Rothwell, who has lost two of his three UFC fights, on the main card.

Check out the live blog below.


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Round 1: Herb Dean oversees the action. Both fighters touch gloves and we're off. Rothwell looking for a big shot early, but Schaub slips and counters. Schaub presses forward and finds his mark with a spinning back fist. Rothwell staggers back to the fence and Schaub charges forward. Schaub smells blood and starts landing on Rothwell at will. Big Ben crushes Schaub with a wild left hook in the middle of the exchange! Schaub crumbles and Rothwell pounces. And just like that, it's over.

Ben Rothwell def. Brendan Schaub via TKO (punches) at 1:10 of round 1.