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UFC 217 results: Live stream updates for Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1 - ‘Prelims’

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The mixed martial arts (MMA) gods will smile down on the Octagon later tonight (Sat., Nov. 4, 2017) at UFC 217 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, as three massive title fights set The Big Apple ablaze. Headlining the chaos will be a middleweight meeting between current UFC champion Michael Bisping and all-time great Georges St-Pierre.

But, before the premier bouts get underway on PPV starting at 10 p.m. ET, UFC 217's “Prelims” action will go down on Fight Pass starting at 7 p.m. ET and FOX Sports 1 starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Find out what happened right here as the UFC 217 undercard recaps roll in real-time:

James Vick vs. Joseph Duffy

The “Prelims” headliner pitted the newly re-signed Irish contender Duffy (17-3) against lightweight staple Vick (12-1). Duffy was aggressive with his striking early, landing hard leg kicks and pushing forward with combinations. That was until Vick landed a big right hand that backed the Irishman up. Duffy quickly slipped Vick for a takedown, and knocked him back down with a leg kick afterwards. In Round 2, Duffy opened up with a slick high kick. Vick responded with some good combinations and landed the more damaging shots. Duffy started to wear the punches on his face, as Vick began to tag him on queue. With 10 seconds left in the round, Vick caught Duffy with a nasty right uppercut followed by a barrage of shots on the ground. The referee jumped in and ended the fight via TKO with one second left in the round.


Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer

In a heavyweight clash that was originally slated for UFC 216 last month, knockout specialist Harris (10-7) looked to rebound from a submission loss to Fabricio Werdum when he took on English tough guy Godbeer (13-3). Harris offered some hefty kicks to the body early on before landing a takedown and moving over into full mount. Godbeer played good defense, but couldn’t do much to stop “Big Ticket” from landing valuable points. After a low blow landed on Godbeer and the referee went to stop the fight, Harris landed a late head kick that seriously hurt the Englishman. The doctors visited Godbeer and decided to call the fight, leading to a disqualification for Harris. “Big Ticket” tried to plead his case that he was already in motion of kicking, but the attack was certainly late.


Ovince Saint Preux vs. Corey Anderson

The lone 205-pound matchup of the evening saw former title challenger Saint Preux (22-10) put his two-fight win streak on the line against New York native Anderson (9-4). Good punches early on from an aggressive Anderson, who worked towards a takedown along the cage. Saint Preux’s takedown defense was stout, but Anderson landed a crisp spinning elbow. Anderson kept the pressure on before OSP landed a filthy combination right before the bell rang. In Round 2, Saint Preux came out like a mad man, landing a head kick and a barrage of strikes as Anderson was forced to retreat. The referee inexplicably stopped the action to allow Anderson to grab his mouthpiece, essentially stopping OSP from continuing the damage. Anderson regrouped and landed a timely takedown midway through the frame. Anderson remained heavy in top position and controlled OSP with short strikes along the cage. Saint Preux scored points early in the third round by landing some quick rights down the pipe. Anderson responded with some good counters and continued to circle away from danger. All of a sudden, OSP landed a stiff head kick that immediately knocked Anderson out cold. It was a comeback knockout worthy of Performance of the Night consideration.


Randy Brown vs. Mickey Gall

Sparking off the FS1 preliminary card was a welterweight scrap between rising prospects Brown (10-2) and Gall (4-1). It was heavy pressure early from Brown, who landed a few good shots during a barrage along the cage. Gall responded with a few rights over the top before locking up a clinch. Brown quickly worked for a slamming takedown. Gall worked well off his back as he looked to lock up a submission attempt. Unfortunately for Gall, Brown started to bloody him up with hard elbows from the top. In Round 2, Gall started to bite down on his mouth piece and sling leather, but Brown took him down immediately. Gall then reversed positioning and scored some much needed points with short elbows from side control. The third and final frame saw Brown really pour it on Gall from top control. Gall tried to wiggle free from underneath “Rude Boy,” but Brown further bloodied his adversary. Gall nearly sunk in a guillotine choke as a last ditch effort, but Brown remained calm and rode out his position en route to a unanimous decision win.


Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Curtis Blaydes

In the first of two heavyweight bouts on the card, world-class submission guru Oliynyk (52-11-1) looked to win his third straight when he took on rising knockout artist Blaydes (8-1). The stronger Blaydes unexpectedly shot for a few early takeowns that prompted Oliynyk to throw up submission attempts, but the action returned to the feet where both heavyweights landed countless strikes. Oliynyk peppered Blaydes with big uppercuts in the clinch, while Blaydes returned with his own uppercut that dropped, and bloodied, the Russian veteran. In Round 2, Blaydes went back to his takedowns and briefly controlled Oliynyk on the ground. As Oliynyk was returning to his feet Blaydes landed an apparent illegal kick to his ear. The fight was stopped and Oliynyk told the doctor that he was too wobbly to continue. After further review, the kick barely grazed the Russian’s ear, and didn’t play a part in his inability to continue. As a result, the referee awarded Blaydes the second-round TKO stoppage.


Aiemann Zahabi vs. Ricardo Ramos

The opening bout of the evening saw young bantamweight submission specialist Ramos (11-1) take on undefeated Tristar Gym prospect Zahabi (7-1). It was Ramos who opened the action up early with nasty kicks to Zahabi’s lead leg. Zahabi was able to land a few strikes along the way, but Ramos took more control with a timely takedown towards the end of the first round. The second frame saw Zahabi land a clean uppercut that noticeably slowed Ramos. Zahabi followed his efforts up with some crisp jabs, but Ramos was there to launch leg kicks in return. Ramos opened up the final round with a jumping head kick. Zahabi pushed through it and started to turn the pressure up, forcing Ramos to back track and eat another beautiful uppercut. Out of nowhere, Ramos launched a ferocious spinning elbow along the cage that instantly dropped Zahabi and forced the referee to jump in for the knockout stoppage.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 217 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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