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UFC 211: Live event recap and highlights

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They say everything is bigger in Texas and the UFC brought a suitably huge fight card to Dallas for UFC 211 on Saturday night.

The stellar lineup was headed by a battle for the undisputed UFC heavyweight championship of the world, as champion Stipe Miocic registered back-to-back title defences with a first-round TKO victory over challenger, and former world champ, Junior dos Santos.

It was also a good night for UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who cruised to a shutout decision win over the exceptionally-game Jessica Andrade.

Recap the night’s action in our live blog replay, featuring text commentary, tweets from my press row colleagues in the States and highlight clips.

Freelance sports writer and MMA reporter with 19 years’ experience in the UK's national media covering major sporting events including UFC world title fights, Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, Grand National and the FA Cup Final.