Mike Goldberg isn’t at the show tonight. Jon Anik is doing the play by play with Joe Rogan.
1. Derek Brunson vs. Chris Leben
Leben was on his back the entire round. Brunson took him down and kept him down. Easy round for Brunson.
Leben landed some shots here and Brunson tired from trying to keep him on his back. Much better round for Leben. But Brunson still won the takedown game and held his own with the striking. Still probably his round, but not by much.
Leben and Brunson were both tired. Leben couldn’t get off quite enough to where Brunson didn’t even seem to be worried. He took Leben down enough times to get the decision. Not a terrific way to open up this show.
Winner: Derek Brunson by way of unanimous decision
2. Alan Belcher vs. Yushin Okami
Okami pretty much out-grappled him the entire round. He knocked him to the ground and just kept him down. Not the kind of fight that you want to follow up the first fight with.