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UFC On FOX: Dos Santos Vs. Miocic Live Coverage, PBP

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Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC on FOX 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic.

Tonight’s card comes to us live from the U.S. Airways Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Action airs on UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1 and FOX, including a main event between heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic.

Other main card bouts feature Nate Diaz vs. Rafael dos Anjos, Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione vs. Gabriel Gonzaga.

Follow our live round-by-round coverage of all the action beginning with the prelims at 3:30 p.m. ET. The main card starts at 8 p.m. ET. Share your thoughts and opinions on the action with reporter Dana Becker on Twitter.

Now, on to the fights.

PRELIMINARY CARD

Ian Entwistle vs. Anthony Birchak

We open action with the first of two straight bantamweight bouts, as Ian Entwistle (8-2) faces off against Anthony Birchak (11-1). All eight of Entwistle’s wins have been first round finishes and he is 4-1 in his last five; Birchak is making his debut in his home state.

Round 1: Birchak comes right out and takes the center of the Octagon, landing a straight shot that drops Entwistle. He clinches and scores with a takedown, bringing the fight to the ground seconds in. Entwistle has his right leg and is rolling, working for a heel hook. Birchak is pounding on him, but his ankle is still caught. Entwistle squeezes and this one is all over.

Ian Entwistle def. Anthony Birchak via submission (heel hook) at 1:04 of Round 1

Henry Cejudo vs. Dustin Kimura

A former U.S. Olympic gold medalist makes his UFC debut, as Henry Cejudo (6-0) battles Dustin Kimura (11-2). Cejudo won gold in wrestling and was expected to make his initial Octagon fight earlier this year at flyweight, but issues with his weight cut forced him out. Kimura owns nine submission wins to his credit.

Round 1: Cejudo using his striking in the early going, pushing forward. He lands a nice left and a kick to the body. Another huge left from Cejudo connects, and he is getting off first. Two minutes in and no takedown attempts for “The Messenger.” Cejudo catches him with a right and drops Kimura. He pounces, postures up and is hammering down with big-time rights. That’s enough inside the guard and they stand. And again Cejudo connects, as he bites down on his mouthpiece and goes to battle. Four minutes in and he is plus-22 in strikes landed. A combo from Cejudo lands flush to conclude a strong round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cejudo

Round 2: Cejudo’s corner asked him to stop pushing forward and he’s doing that so far, catching a kick and firing off a pair of rights. The right eye of Kimura is damaged and he’s trying to cover it up, opening him for kicks to the body. Picture-perfect right from Cejudo, who is picking Kimura apart. Uppercut and several lefts and rights from the Olympic champion. He leads total strikes landed 48-10 through eight minutes of action. Left hook followed up by a right to the body. Each Cejudo strike just looks devastating, while Kimura’s only been able to barely land. The left eye is now damaged, and the body is taking more punishment as we go under a minute.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cejudo

Round 3: Just perfect striking for Cejudo continues here through the early portion of the final round. Despite being 6-0, this would easily be the biggest win of Cejudo’s career, and he’s looked better than ever in doing it. Two knees and three strikes all land in a span of an attack for Cejudo. He continues to go to the body just as much as the head, really mixing levels and keeping Kimura off-balance. As we head under two minutes, Kimura finally shows some offense, pushing forward and putting everything he has into each strike. Flying knee by Kimura is caught, and Cejudo unloads with knees to the body.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cejudo

Henry Cejudo def. Dustin Kimura via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

David Michaud vs. Garett Whiteley

We wrap up the Fight Pass prelims with lightweight action, as David Michaud (7-1) meets Garett Whiteley (7-2). Michaud was on The Ultimate Fighter previously.

Round 1: Michaud quickly takes control of the Octagon, as he is fighting out of The MMA Lab from Arizona. He’s a training partner of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and others at the gym. Whiteley appears to have landed a shot, as the left eye of Michaud is already damaged and looks to be swelling. Body shot by Michaud and they clinch, quickly separating. They exchange, and Michaud gets the better of it, busting open the face of Whiteley. Michaud has him in trouble as we go under a minute, landing a combo and a knee. He’s on top, working to gain a better position.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Michaud

Round 2: Whiteley knocks him down, but Michaud quickly storms back with his own takedown, advancing to side control. Whiteley is peppering him with elbows, breaking open a large cut that is forcing a lot of blood from the face of Michaud. Great offense from the bottom by Whiteley, and now good defense, as he isn’t taking any damage. Michaud slips out of the guard, briefly works to the back, moves to side control and again to the back as we go under 30 seconds. He’s got his hooks in and is looking for a choke, but fails.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Whiteley

Round 3: Despite the cut allowing for a lot of blood loss, it isn’t overly huge and will not stop the fight. We go to a third, with both men damaged. Whiteley lands first, and Michaud answers right back. Michaud trying to find that second wind, but it’s Whiteley who gets off with a kick to the body, another. Takedown off a single-leg by Michaud with two minutes to go. This position, though, is where he was hurt badly in the second by elbows. No real damage done by Michaud and the ref stands them up, only for Whiteley to get taken down immediately for a fourth time.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Michaud

David Michaud def. Garett Whiteley via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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