UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre LIVE!

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Zahabi was out cold for quite a while there. Scary knockout.

Here's the finish.

Heavyweights round out the Fight Pass portion of the card.

ALEKSEY OLIYNYK VS. CURTIS BLAYDES Oliynyk is most known for his Ezekiel choke victory over Viktor Pesta in January, but has since defeated Travis Browne in an impressive come from behind effort. Blaydes lost his UFC debut to Francis Ngannou, but won three straight to follow, though did have one overturned for failing a marijuana test.

I've taken the spelling of Oliynyk from the UFC website. There was a running joke there's about 5 spellings of it, and the graphic on the screen showed a completely different one. I honestly have no idea.

Oliynyk vs. Blaydes. Blaydes is a massive favourite, closing at -340 in US odds. Referee is Blake Grice. Fight is on!

Blaydes for some reason goes in for a takedown. Gets it, and is smart enough to stand quickly. Blaydes with a leg kick.

Oliynyk as always looking for the overhand right. Blaydes with a nice combo.

Blaydes tries to grab a Muay Thai clinch. Oliynyk with a body shot and they break. Blaydes working his jab nicely. Oliynyk swinging for the fences.

Blaydes takes him down on a failed spinning back fist. Almost gets his arm trapped, but gets out of Oliynyk's guard quickly.