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Live, blow-by-blow updates for Saturday’s UFC event in Beijing, China, which is headlined a heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou.

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Join us today (Saturday, November 24th) on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring and play-by-play as UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 takes place at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China.

The main event features #3 ranked heavyweight Curtis Blaydes face former title contender and #4 ranked Francis Ngannou in a rematch for five rounds. The card will be co-headlined by another ex-title challenger, #6 ranked Alistair Overeem, who will square off against the debuting Sergey Pavlovich.

Live results and play-by-play will commence with eight preliminary card fights, starting at 3:15 AM ET/12:15 AM PT. The four-fight main card airs at 6:30 AM ET/3:30 AM PT, with all twelve contests streaming on UFC Fight Pass. The full lineup and schedule is as follows.

Main Card

Curtis Blaydes vs. Francis Ngannou

Round 1 - Ngannou lands a hard right leg kick. He then lands an overhand right that stuns Blaydes. Ngannou follows up with punches. Blaydes is unable to get back up to his feet. Referee Marc Goddard stops the fight.

Francis Ngannou def. Curtis Blaydes via TKO (punches) at 0:45 of Round 1.

Alistair Overeem vs. Sergey Pavlovich

Round 1 - Pavlovich lands a heavy three-punch combo. Overeem engages the clinch and brings the action to the fence. Pavlovich reverses position. Overeem lands knees off the clinch. He then scores a takedown. Pavlovich fights off the guard with a minute left in the round. Overeem sneaks in some punches from up to at open guard. He follows up with heavy hammerfists. The referee stops the fight.

Alistair Overeem def. Segrey Pavlovich via TKO at 4:21 of Round 1.

Song Yadong vs. Vince Morales

Round 1 - Song comes in aggressive. Morales lands a hard right, which Song seems to brush off. Song lands a spinning kick to the body. He lands a hard straight right soon after. Song’s boxing skills are prevalent. Morales is forced to step backwards. Song continues to push the action forward. Song lands a spinning heel kick to the head to punctuate the round. 10-9 Song.

Round 2 - Song continues to push forward with his attacks. Morales fights back in boxing range. Song remains to hold the advantage on the feet. He lands a hard spinning backfist. Morales is not able to offer any answers to Song’s attacks. Song continues to push forward as Morales moves backward. 10-9 Song.

Round 3 - Song lands and finishes a clean double-leg takedown. Morales attempts a kimura from guard, but lets go. Song fights from inside Morales’ guard. A scramble ensues, and both men are back on their feet. Song pushes Morales towards the fence and lands a knee. Morales lands on guard and attempts a submission. Song fights it off. Both men trade hard punches with a minute left. Song engages a clinch but Morales fights it off. Round ends with a wild exchange of punches. 10-9 Song.

Yadong Song def. Vince Morales via unanimous decision (30-27 on all cards).

Li Jingliang vs. David Zawada

Round 1 - Zawada drops Li with a straight right and establishes top control. Li gets up and establishes an underhook. He reverses and scores a takedown. Li rains down punches on Zawada, who defends from the bottom. Zawada manages to get up and bring action back to the center. Zawada lands hard knee strikes, Li eats them all. Both men keep the fight on the feet. Zawada attempts a takedown with less than ten seconds left in the round. 10-9 Zawada.

Round 2 - Li lands a hard leg kick as Zawada attempts a response. Li lands heavy overhand rights. It remains to be a predominantly boxing match for the entirety of the round. Zawada lands a right hand. Li lands more heavy right hands. Li lands right hand and combinations to end the rounnd. 10-9 Li.

Round 3 - Li lands a stiff jab. He mixes up his strikes with punches and leg kicks. Li lands more hard leg kicks. Zawada fights off the fence. He lands a heavy right. Li lands more heavy leg kicks. Li lands a right side kick and follows up with punches. Referee stops the action.

Li Jingliang def. David Zawada via TKO at 4:10 of Round 3.

Preliminary Card

Alex Morono def. Kenan Song via unanimous decision (30-27 on all cards).

Wu Yanan def. Lauren Mueller via submission (armbar) at 4:00 of Round 1.

Rashad Coulter def. Hu Yaozong via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).

Zhang Weili def. Jessica Aguilar via submission (armbar) at 3:41 of Round 1.

Liu Pingyuan def. Martin Day via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

Yan Xiaonan def. Syuri Kondo via unanimous decision (30-27 on all cards).

Kevin Holland def. John Philips via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:05 of Round 3.

Louis Smolka def. Su Mudaerji via submission (armbar) at 2:07 of Round 2.