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Bellator 170 results: LIVE 'Ortiz vs Sonnen' streaming play-by-play updates TONIGHT on Spike TV

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Bellator 170: "Ortiz vs. Sonnen" takes place TONIGHT (Sat. Jan. 21, 2017) from inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., featuring a Light Heavyweight battle between mixed martial arts (MMA) legends Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen. In addition hard hitting Welterweight contenders will collide as Paul Daley goes head to head with Brennan Ward.

Intriguing fights abound on what's sure to be a historic ratings draw for Spike. Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie will put his Brazilian jiu-jitsu super skills against Hisaki Kato's dynamic strikes. Georgi Karakhanyan goes for his third straight win in the Featherweight division against Emmanuel Sanchez, and Lightweights Derek Campos and Derek Anderson collide!

Bellator 170 will start tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV. will be here all night long to deliver LIVE results and play-by-play starting with the "Prelims" undercard bouts tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 170) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show -- it's always a lot of fun!


Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen -- Ortiz via sub (RNC) 2:03 R1. -- WATCH HIGHLIGHTS HERE!

Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward -- Daley via KO 2:27 R1. -- WATCH HIGHLIGHTS HERE!

Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato -- Kato UD 29-28 X2, 30-27.
Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel Sanchez -- Sanchez MD 28-28, 28-27 X2.
Derek Campos vs. Derek Anderson -- Campos UD 29-28 X3.
Chinzo Machida vs. Jamar Ocampo -- Machida via TKO 3:48 R3.
Jack May vs. Dave Cryer -- May via TKO 0:41 R1.
Henry Corrales vs. Cody Bollinger -- Corrales via KO 4:28 R3.
Kevin Casey vs. Keith Berry -- DRAW 29-27 Casey, 28-28 X2.
Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. John Mercurio -- Vasconcelos via KO 0:41 R2.
Gabriel Green vs. Jalin Turner -- Turner via KO 0:36 R1.
Christian Gonzalez vs. Daniel Rodriguez -- Rodriguez via TKO 3:55 R2.
Jacob Rosales vs. Ian Butler -- Rosales via TKO 2:45 R2.
Johnny Cisneros vs. Curtis Millender -- Millender via TKO 3:48 R2.
Mike Segura vs. Tommy Aaron -- Segura via KO 1:02 R1.
Rob Gooch vs. James Barnes -- Barnes via sub (inverted triangle) 4:36 R1.
Chrissie Daniels vs. Colleen Schneider -- Schneider via sub (d'arce) 1:30 R1.
Alex Soto vs. Demarcus Brown -- Soto UD 29-28 X3.


Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen

Ortiz is 18-12-1 and fights out of Huntington Beach, California. Sonnen is 29-14-1 and fights out of West Linn, Oregon. Sonnen has on the black trunks and blue gloves. Ortiz has on black Team Punishment trunks and red gloves for the final fight of his MMA career. Chris Daughtry sings the National Anthem to kick things off. Our referee for tonight's main event is "Big" John McCarthy.

Round 1: Sonnen charges right to the middle throwing rights. Ortiz goes for the single leg. Sonnen sweeps out of it and he's looking for a choke. He lets it go then tries to trap Ortiz' giant melon for a guillotine from half guard. Ortiz pops out of it at 1:10. Ortiz steps over into full mount and unloads with a couple of left elbows. Ortiz takes Sonnen's back and he's looking for the rear naked choke. McCarthy is taking a close look at Sonnen and SONNEN TAPS OUT just over two minutes into the fight.

Final result: Tito Ortiz wins via submission (rear naked choke) 2:03 of the first round.


Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward

Daley is 38-14-2 and fights out of Nottingham, England. Ward is 14-4 and fights out of New London, Connecticut. Ward has on the red trunks and blue gloves. "Semtex" Daley has on the black trunks and red gloves. Our referee in charge of the contest is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Ward offers a glove tap as he charges in and Daley obliges. Daley throws a kick and gets thrown down, but Ward lets him right back up. Beltran warns them to watch the fingers. Ward gets a takedown at 42 seconds and unloads with shots as Daley pops back up but Daley covers up well. Daley's corner tells him get off the cage and he heeds their advice. Ward lands a left hook flush and gets another takedown at 1:35. Ward goes for the back as Daley gets to a knee. He can't get the hook in and Daley spins his way free with an elbow then lands a JUMPING KNEE TO END THE FIGHT.

Final result: Paul "Semtex" Daley wins via knockout (flying knee) at 2:27 of the first round.


Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato

Gracie fights out of Los Angeles, California with a pro record of 3-0 but this is his first MMA fight in almost seven years. Kato fights out of Nagoya, Japan with a pro record of 7-2. Black trunks and blue gloves for Gracie. Green trunks and red gloves for Kato. Our referee in charge is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Both men step cautiously to the center after the bell. Gracie tries to spin into range with a kick but doesn't find it. Kato throws a kick and Gracie backpedals quickly. Two push kicks by Gracie to the body but he slips on the third attempt. Gracie keeps stomping his foot on the mat. He throws a kick and Kato nearly catches it. Gracie misses wildly with a right hand. The crowd's patience has run out after two minutes of not much happening. Kato lands a kick. After a lackluster Karakhanyan vs. Sanchez fight and a long delay that can hardly come as a surprise. Still both men are blind to the noise because nothing happens in the next 90 seconds. Finally Gracie throws a kick and falls down. Leg kick by Kato. Another kick. Gracie stomps the mat with his left foot again. Gracie lands a Superman punch and gets on top briefly then scrambles away to avoid playing Gracie's jiu-jitsu game. 10-9 Kato.

Round 2: 35 seconds into round two the crowd is booing. Kato responds with... a leg kick... then a whole minute goes by where neither man lands a strike. Herzog just gave both men a warning for inactivity. Kato responds with a flurry, a body kick, and then backs off and resets. Kato charges in again but Gracie covers up to avoid a big shot. The boos can be heard all the way from Inglewood at 3:20. Another leg kick from Kato. Body kick from Kato. Kato throws another kick and Gracie tries to spin to blunt the damage. This is either 10-9 for Kato or 10-8 if you consider that Gracie did absolutely nothing and widen the gap as a result.

Round 3: Gracie dances away as Kato fires the leg kicks. The crowd goes back to registering their displeasure in volume and with volume. They are chanting "FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT." Jimmy Smith: "They hope one happens." Gracie and Kato tie up against the fence and Gracie drops levels as Kato widens his stance. Gracie tries for a leg trip and does not succeed. Gracie fails again and has to cover up to avoid Kato's offense, then finally gets the takedown he was looking for at 2:23 into full guard. Kato pulls on the back of the head trying to keep Gracie chest to chest, and Gracie gets a warning from Herzog not to throw a headbutt. Herzog warns Gracie to work or he'll stand it up. Sand pours slowly through the hourglass. Gracie gets side and then a full mount with 53 seconds left. Still Kato isn't letting him do much. Gracie goes for the arm and can't get it. Mercifully this fight is over.

Final result: The judges score this contest 29-28 X2 and 30-27 all for Hisaki Kato.


Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel Sanchez

Karakhanyan sports a 26-6-1 record coming in and fights out of Riverside, California. Sanchez sports a 13-3 record and fights out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sanchez has on the red trunks and blue gloves. Karakhanyan has on the black trunks and red gloves. Our referee in charge is Blake Grice.

Round 1: Karakhanyan controls the center and pushes forward with lefts and a spin kick. Sanchez shifts back and forth to the left and the right and throws a head kick as Grice warns them to watch the fingers. They tie up at 53 seconds and Karakhanyan pushes Sanchez to the fence. Sanchez widens his stance while Karakhanyan hunts for a takedown and gets Sanchez off his feet at 1:24. Sanchez tries to peel him off but Karakhanyan goes for the back and briefly gets one hook in. Sanchez fires reverse elbows. Karakhanyan tries to find the chin with a knee from behind. Sanchez tries to spin out but can't shake Karakhanyan off. Knees from Karakhanyan. Sanchez turns to face him as Karakhanyan digs for a single leg. He picks the ankle and has Sanchez down at 3:40 but his back is on the fence and he gets right back up. More knees from behind. Karakhanyan tries to jump over the top and accidentally gives his back to Sanchez in the process, who has the back with both hooks in and 30 seconds left. Sanchez wants a rear naked but he can't get it before the bell.

Round 2: We're quickly back to a stalemate which ends at 48 seconds with Sanchez swinging wildly with Karakhanyan's back to the fence and then getting a takedown at the one minute mark. Sanchez grinds the right elbow into Karakhanyan's face as he stays in the sweet spot between half guard and side control. He moves to the other side and lands some right hammerfists to the head and body. The riding time and the damage are adding up. The crowd is getting a little impatient though. Karakhanyan throws his legs up and Grice decides Karakhanyan upkicked a downed opponent and stops the fight. Sanchez tells Grice he's good to go and Sanchez reminds him to put them back in the same position they were stopped in. Sanchez throws knees as Karakhanyan is on HIS knees, Grice comes over to break it up, Sanchez is saying that Karakhanyan was up but we get another stoppage. Karakhanyan is asked if he wants to see a doctor and unlike Sanchez a moment ago he's not getting up and he's not happy. Grice calls for the doctor and tells him to check him over because he took two knees while down. As the doctor is reviewing Karakhanyan Grice signals a one point deduction to all the judges for two illegal knees. Sanchez comes out with a flurry, Karakhanyan goes for a takedown, Sanchez sweeps and takes the back. Karakhanyan tries to escape but Sanchez holds on. This is now a 9-9 round.

Round 3: Karakhanyan has a takedown 16 seconds into the third round. He's not doing much on top and somebody in Sanchez' corner can clearly be heard yelling "HE'S STALLING!" Sanchez tries to work his legs up around Karakhanyan's head. He's so aggressive looking for submissions that Karakhanyan backs off and takes the back instead with hooks in. Sanchez keeps trying to sit up and Karakhanyan keeps pulling him backward. This fight is not going to go down as a crowd favorite or a viewer favorite on TV when people remember this historic night. Sanchez tries and fails to get out with 70 seconds left as the occasional boo rains down in Inglewood. There is a very high percentage chance we are looking at our second draw of tonight's card. Sanchez tries and tries to buck Karakhanyan off in the last 20 seconds to no avail.

Final result: The judges return scores of 28-28, 28-27, 28-27 for Emmanuel Sanchez by majority decision.


Derek Campos vs. Derek Anderson

Our first televised fight on Spike! Campos makes his way to the cage wearing red shorts and the blue gloves. Anderson has on the long black trunks with the red gloves. Campos is 17-6 and Anderson is 14-2 (1 NC). Campos hails from Lubbock, Texas and Anderson hails from Carlsbad, California. Our referee is John McCarthy.

Round 1: Campos throws the first big left hand as the two square off. Anderson responds with kicks to the left leg, an overhand right, and a body kick. Anderson is clearly the bigger fighter but Campos is not fighting intimidated. McCarthy warns them to watch their hands. Campos with another left and a hard right. Anderson tries to grab a muay thai clinch but he gets tagged with a left over the top. He throws a leg kick then throws his hands in the air and yells at his opponent. McCarthy makes them separate momentarily at 2:16 -- possibly a cup kick but the camera didn't catch it. Either way they resume immediately. Campos with the left jab and overhand right. Anderson throws a jump knee but it hits nothing. Another left leg kick. Anderson lands a hard clean right. Campos fires right back and Anderson backs up. More kicks for Anderson. Another reminder from McCarthy to keep the fingers closed. Anderson goes body head. Big right hand at 4:36 for Anderson. Anderson tries a spinning heel kick that doesn't land but the overhand right does. Anderson turned it up late in R1 but the score could go either way.

Round 2: The first 30 seconds are a gunfight before both men settle down. Campos lands two hard shots with his hands at the minute mark. Anderson works the left jab and the leg kicks. Anderson throws a huge right and Campos ducks under it. Another warning from McCarthy to keep the hands closed at 1:40. Knee to the body by Campos. Left to the chin by Campos. Left right back for Anderson. Neither guy has even hinted at a takedown. Anderson is a split second late with the big right again. McCarthy warns them not to clash heads at 2:35. Campos backs Anderson off at 2:52 with hard shots. Body kicks and a left to the chin by Anderson, Campos rocks him in response and Anderson gets back up with 90 seconds left after a failed attempt by Campos to mount. Campos digs in against the fence but Anderson pushes free at 4:07. Campos avoids shots and comes in with a big surge at 4:48. If round one was close round two was not -- this one goes to Campos.

Round 3: Campos goes for a Superman punch and drives Anderson to the fence but he pushes his way back to center at 30 seconds. Anderson connects a couple of times with the left. Campos pushes him into the cage again at 1:10 and stays on him looking for a possible takedown but Anderson pushes free twice. Campos fires a right and Anderson gets his hands up to block. Anderson's lefts appear to have opened up a cut. Campos shoots and completes a takedown at 1:59. Anderson is back up at 2:14. Anderson is earning more and more damage with the left by accretion. He hurts Campos with a right hand, Campos goes for a takedown and Anderson tries to complete a submission from the bottom. He can't get it and Campos is on top in half guard. McCarthy pauses the action as they both lost their mouthpiece and they restart at 3:50. Anderson tries to buck Campos off, Campos tries to take the back, and the end result is Anderson is on top with 30 seconds to go. Campos stands up at 4:46 and Anderson can't drag him back down. The scoring of this one is going to be tough for the judges.

Final result: 29-28 from all three judges for Derek Campos by unanimous decision.


Chinzo Machida vs. Jamar Ocampo

Round 1: White trunks, 2-0 for Ocampo out of Rancho Cucamonga, California. Blue trunks, 4-2 for Machida out of Belem, Brazil. Blake Grice is our ref. The two waste no time tying up and Ocampo gets a takedown against the fence, avoiding upkicks and looking to take a full mount. Machida sweeps and gets back up at 45 seconds. Ocampo gets a takedown again at 1:03. Machida is squirming around and making it hard for Ocampo to hold any position. He moves to half guard as we pass two minutes and then full mount at 2:14. Machida tries to give up his back as an escape but Ocampo rides it out and ends up in side control at 2:55. He briefly looks to take an arm then just ends up standing up to drop hammers, but he gets tagged with a couple of upkicks and Machida gets back up. Ocampo gets a takedown, is on top again and Grice warns him to stay busy. Second warning comes at 4:36. Machida is warned to take his fingers out of the cage. Very one-sided first round for Ocampo, and Machida gets up bleeding. 10-9 or even 10-8 Ocampo.

Round 2: The two touches gloves to open the second round. Machida opens up with a left hook. Ocampo dives for the legs and misses. Machida with a right to the body. Ocampo goes for a single leg and Machida pulls out easily. Machida with a knee to the body as Ocampo comes forward and then a hard right hand as Ocampo chases the takedown and finally gets Machida down and on top at 1:13. He was in trouble for a moment. Machida gets back up at 1:40 and Ocampo gets up slowly in response. Machida with a hard kick and a right hand. Ocampo gets a takedown at 2:20. He passes to side at 2:50. Machida tries to roll to his side to get up and Ocampo pushes him back down. Grice may be tempted to issue another warning for activity. Machida avoids a back mount and then sweeps and briefly has full mount. Ocampo was momentarily in a triangle but he gets out of it and now he has full mount at 4:22. He's going for an arm triangle but the fence is blocking his transition. Another round goes to Ocampo.

Round 3: Ocampo dives for a single leg at 22 seconds and misses. Machida gives him a hard right hand to the head. Ocampo pushes him into the fence. Grice issues his latest warning to not link your fingers in the fence. Machida steps over a takedown back to center at 1:05. Machida with a hard right to the body. Ocampo dives for the legs again and pushes Machida to the fence. The leg trip isn't there for Ocampo. Grice calls for work at 2:17. He also issues his "final" warning to not link fingers in the cage. Ocampo finally gets a takedown at 2:39 and Machida is seated against the fence so he's quickly back up at 2:52. The cut on Machida's forehead is open again. Machida throws a body kick and a right hand but Ocampo pushes him into the fence. Machida throws a knee and Ocampo backs off. Hard right hand and Ocampo is stumbling a bit. Machida lands ANOTHER right hand and this fight is over with under 75 seconds left. Ocampo is arguing with Grice and he says "No! You went face down!"

Final result: Chinzo Machida wins via technical knockout at 3:48 of the third round.


Jack May vs. Dave Cryer

Round 1: Unaired on

Final result: Jack May wins via technical knockout at 0:41 of the first round.


Henry Corrales vs. Cody Bollinger

Round 1: Unaired on

Final result: Henry Corrales wins via knockout (body punch) at 4:28 of the third round.


Kevin Casey vs. Keith Berry

Round 1: Black trunks for Berry, 15-13, fighting out of Murrieta, California. White trunks for Casey, 9-5-1, fighting out of Los Angeles, California. Our referee is Blake Grice. Casey lands the first leg kick and the second. Berry cautiously pushes forward. Grace warns the fighters to keep their fists closed. Casey is firing overhand lefts along with his hard kicks. Head kick by Casey at 0:56 before he shoots. They break clean at 1:08. Casey rocks him with a right at 1:19 and gets on top looking to pound it out. Berry flails around as Casey pours it on against the fence. Berry is busted open. Casey's corner is yelling at him to pass guard and get a mount. Berry gets back up at 2:20 and snaps off a leg kick to the body. He lands the right hook in response. He drops Berry with a right over the top at 2:58. Grice seems ready to stop this. He issues a warning to defend yourself to Berry. Casey is looking for full mount with 90 seconds left. Meantime he continues to posture up and drop heavy shots. The left elbows have Grice concerned again. Casey tries to stack Berry up and he gets up with 10 seconds left. A monster first round for Casey. 10-8.

Round 2: Berry comes forward with a kick and a flurry early in R2. His face is still a mess. Casey takes Berry down at 1:40. He's stuck in full guard but firing body shots. Grice warns Casey to step up his output. His corner is yelling for heavy elbows. Grice gives another warning at 3:10. More elbows on top from Casey at 3:45. It's not enough for Grice who stands Casey back up and warns him repeatedly to turn around with 52 seconds left. Berry comes forward firing shots. It's a closer round. I'd still give it to Casey 10-9 for the riding time on top.

Round 3: Berry is coming forward with shots again to open R3. Casey responds with leg kicks and ducks under the hands. He briefly considers dropping levels at 1:07 but lets it go. Both fighters are warned to "watch the cup." Berry with a good combo at 1:40 and another at 1:57. Leg kick by Berry. Casey isn't doing much any more. He's just there. Berry goes upstairs with a kick. Downstairs with more leg kicks. Casey slowly backs away and occasionally throws an uppercut. He ties up at 3:35 and then lets go. A right hook for Casey connects. Berry keeps pressuring. Right hook. Left jab. Left hook by Casey. Flurry by Berry at 4:30. Berry has undeniably won this round, but did he win round two? And how did R1 affect the scores? We'll find out.

Final result: The judges score this contest 29-27 Casey, 28-28, 28-28 for a majority draw.


Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. John Mercurio

Round 1: Mercurio is 8-7 out of Huntington Beach, California in the gray trunks. Vasconcelos is 8-3 out of Los Angeles, California in the black trunks. Mike Beltran is our ref. Mercurio with a nice right hand at 44 seconds. Vasconcelos gets a takedown at 1:17. He's trying to hold onto the right arm of Mercurio and simultaneously throw unchecked strikes. Mercurio tries to get back up with the fence, briefly ends up on top, then both men stand up. Vasconcelos with another takedown as we pass the halfway point of R1. He jumps to back mount with one hook in at 2:57. Mercurio gets up again with under 90 seconds to go. Vasconcelos pops him with a right. Takedown at 4:09. Mercurio is starting to get back up at the bell. 10-9 round for Vasconcelos.

Round 2: It doesn't take long for Vasconcelos to back Mercurio up to the fence, throw a big overhand right, and Vasconcelos pours it on with lefts on the ground until Beltran dives in to stop the contest.

Final result: Guilherme Vasconcelos by knockout at 0:41 of the second round.


Gabriel Green vs. Jalin Turner

Round 1: Turner is 2-2 and he fights out of San Bernardino, California in the blue gloves and yellow trunks. Green is 3-0 out of San Pedro, California in the red gloves and black trunks. Our referee is Jason Herzog. Turner gets Green against the fence and drops him with a right hand. Herzog gives Green a couple of seconds then waves it off when he's tagged with a big left hook.

Final result: Jalin Turner wins via knockout at 0:36 of the first round.


Christian Gonzalez vs. Daniel Rodriguez

Round 1: Unaired on

Final result: Daniel Rodriguez wins via technical knockout at 3:55 of the second round.


Jacob Rosales vs. Ian Butler

Round 1: Unaired on

Final result: Jacob Rosales wins via technical knockout at 2:45 of the second round.


Johnny Cisneros vs. Curtis Millender

Round 1: Unaired on

Final result: Curtis Millender wins via technical knockout at 3:48 of the second round.


Mike Segura vs. Tommy Aaron

Round 1: Unaired on

Final result: Mike Segura wins via knockout at 1:02 of the first round.


Rob Gooch vs. James Barnes

Round 1: Unaired on

Final result: James Barnes wins via submission (inverted triangle) at 4:36 of the first round.


Chrissie Daniels vs. Colleen Schneider

Round 1: Unaired on

Final result: Colleen Schneider wins via submission (d'arce choke) at 1:30 of the first round.


Alex Soto vs. Demarcus Brown

Round 1: Brown is in the black trunks and blue gloves, 4-2, fighting out of Murrieta, California. Soto is in the red trunks and red gloves, 7-3-1, fighting out of San Diego, California. Our referee for this "VOW" fight is Mike Beltran. Soto charges forward right away and he is firing lots of shots. Brown turns him around agains the fence and throws a kick. Soto returns to the center, fires a hard right, and backs a way from a response kick. He tries to thrown Brown to the ground and can't get it. Soto gets dropped by a left hand, throws upkicks, and jumps back up. Brown continues to circle and paw out his left hand. Soto goes for a body lock and a leg trip but can't complete it. Soto and Brown both periodically forget to keep their hands up. Beltran warns Brown to close his fists multiple times. Body kick by Brown. Leg kick by Soto. Right hand by Soto. Body punch by Brown. Soto with a hard right hand. Brown eats another right as he tries to circle on the outside with short time. Soto starts winging in shots before the bell. I'd give him a narrow 10-9 despite being dropped once - he had the better striking overall.

Round 2: Soto with another hard right hand 3 seconds into the round and then momentarily drops Brown with another. He's head hunting. Brown gets caught flush again at 24 seconds. He can't take many more of those. Leg kick by Soto. Left hand jab by Soto. Brown is backpedaling and giving up the cage to Soto now. Brown has barely even toughed him other than a couple of kicks through the first two minutes this round. Another right hand at 2:18 causes Brown's corner to yell at him to keep his hands up. Beltran gives Brown another warning: "Close your hands dude!" Multiple leg kicks from Soto. Brown with a good right hand. Beltran gives another warning with 90 seconds left. Push kick by Brown. Left hook by Soto. Leg kick from Soto nearly tips Brown over. Soto ends R2 chasing Brown across the cage. 10-9 Soto.

Round 3: Brown goes for a spin kick 22 seconds into the third round. He paws with little leg kicks but is eaten up with Soto's hard leg kicks and head shots, and he keeps being warned repeatedly to close his fingers. He seems stuns for a second at 1:25. He's constantly trying to back out of the range of Soto's power but even when he does the leg kicks land. Brown misses wildly with kicks at 2:24. Big right by Soto at 3:03. Brown is clearly uncomfortable on his left leg now. Soto keeps walking him down and now he's attacking the right leg too. Brown is warned to watch the cup with a kick and warned again about his fingers. The poor guy can't do anything right and on top of it he's being constantly verbally berated by Beltran. He'll lose this round 10-9 too and the fight.

Final result: The judges score this contest 29-28 X3 for Alex Soto by unanimous decision.


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