Danny Roberts and Dominique Steele are up next, and it’s hard to imagine a scenario where the outcome of this bout has any sort of Earth-shattering ramifications in the future.
Steele comes out and blasts Roberts with a fistful of knuckles and Roberts goes down. Steele follows him, and when Roberts threatens with a triangle choke, he simply hoists him up and slams him. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Steele holds all the power.
Roberts escapes back to his feet midway through the round, and Steele is suddenly lumbering at a slower speed. But after eating some kicks and punches, Steele scores another takedown and gets some punches in himself. The round ends with them on their feet, clinched up.
Steele is huffing and puffing hard in Round 2, but it doesn’t stop him from delivering hellacious knees and dropping Roberts with a jab. Roberts is more accurate and versatile with his striking; however, carrying his opponent’s weight in every tie-up and being on the receiving end of all of Steele’s heat has him looking slow and spent as well.
They’ve got barely anything in the gas tank in Round 3, and though Steele manages to pick up his opponent and slam him down within the first 30 seconds, he’s too tired to do anything with it, and they bang it out in sloppy, Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar I fashion. The horn sounds with them leaving their souls in the cage.
Result: Danny Roberts def. Dominique Steele via Unanimous Decision