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UFC 160 Undercard Live Blog: Pyle vs. Story, Bermudez vs. Holloway, More

This is the UFC 160 undercard live blog for the Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.There will be seven fights on the undercard. Mike Pyle vs. Rick Story, Dennis Bermudez vs. Max Holloway, Colton Smith vs. Robert Whittaker, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trujillo, Stephen Thompson vs. Nah-Shon Burrell, Brian Bowles vs. George Roop, and Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan will be featured on the prelims.Check out the UFC 160 undercard live blog below. More Coverage: UFC 160 Results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan PayanRound 1: Payan’s throwing low kicks early and is beating Stephens to the punch. A Stephens kick lands low, and the ref has to be talked into giving Payan a time-out. Back to action. Stephens presses forward and attempts a takedown to no avail. Payan wobbles Stephens with a right. Stephens goes for a takedown, but Payan pulls guard and has a guillotine. Stephens escapes and lands an elbow from the top. Stephens postures up and Payans lands a solid upkick. They scramble back to their feet and the sequence ends with Payan getting a standing choke. They hit the ground, and get right back up, with Stephens landing a knee in the process. One minute left. Payan is cut open from the elbow on the ground, Stephens is also cut. Stephens connects with a right hand which sends Payan backwards. Stephens lands a solid counter right. MMAFighting scores the round for Jeremy Stephens, 10-9.Round 2: Stephens lands a right to the temple which causes Payan to briefly lose his balance. Otherwise, the pace is slower in the opening minute. Stephens shoots a double and gets the takedown, with Payan postured up on the fence. Payan is back to his feet, with Stephens hanging on to a leg. Eventually Stephens gets Payan back to the mat. Stephens lands a couple more elbows and Payan is bleeding horrifically. Stephens has Payan’s back ad is attempting an RNC, but he’s having a hard time hanging on with all the blood flow. One minute left, still in the same position with Stephens committed to the choke, but not quite able to clinch it. There are pools of blood all over the mat where they fought on the ground. MMAFighting scores the round for Jeremy Stephens, 10-9 (20-18 overall).Round 3:Brian Bowles vs. George RoopRound 1:Round 2:Round 3:Stephen Thompson vs. Nah-Shon BurrellRound 1:Round 2:Round 3:Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel TrujilloRound 1:Round 2:Round 3:Colton Smith vs. Robert WhittakerRound 1:Round 2:Round 3:Dennis Bermudez vs. Max HollowayRound 1:Round 2:Round 3:Mike Pyle vs. Rick StoryRound 1:Round 2:Round 3:

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