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UFC 145 Live Blog: Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting | Rory MacDonald will square off against Che Mills on the UFC 145 fight card in Atlanta, Ga.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting | Rory MacDonald will square off against Che Mills on the UFC 145 fight card in Atlanta, Ga.

This is the UFC 145 live blog for Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills, a welterweight bout on tonight's UFC event from Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga.

MacDonald, who has won three of his four fights in the UFC, will fight Mills, who won his UFC debut at UFC 138, on the main card.

Check out the live blog below.


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Round 1: Mario Yamasaki is the referee for tonight's co-main event. MacDonald pumping forward with his jab but Mills answers with a chopping leg kick of his own. A counter uppercut hurts MacDonald, so he quickly takes it to the floor. MacDonald postures up and unleashes a vicious series of ground and pound, before transitioning into a mounted crucifix. Blood is streaming down Mills' face. MacDonald rains short elbows down on his opponent. MacDonald is relentless, transitioning into full mount and then taking Mills' back. Back into mount and another volley of ground and pound. Mills rolls to survive and the horn sounds. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 MacDonald.

Round 2: Mills' face is a mess right now. MacDonald ducks a lethargic jab and grabs hold of a single leg, pulling the fight to the mat and transitioning into side control. MacDonald effortlessly moves in a high mount and Mills gives up his back. MacDonald unloads an elbow straight to the temple. Mills is hurt and MacDonald senses it, unleashing a brutal salvo of shots from the top. Mills is done for. Yamasaki jumps in and that's all she wrote.

Rory MacDonald def. Che Mills via TKO (punches) at 2:20 of round 2.