-Sao Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt
Round 1: It takes them a full 30 seconds before they even lay hands on each other, and when they do, it’s all about Palelei shooting for takedowns and Rosholt struggling to remain upright. The American manages to reverse the momentum and presses the Australian against the cage. Soon Palelei is turtled and absorbing knees to the body, while Rosholt does the wrestler’s ride to make him feel his weight. In the last ten seconds Palelei reverses and drops short punches from the mount, but no one gets finished.
Round 2: They come out slugging in Round 2, and Rosholt catches Palelei in the first 45 seconds, forcing the Aussie to go down and turtle. He recovers though, and once more they’re standing against the fence vying for wrist control while huffing and puffing. The period ends with two very out of breath men trying to throw punches and looking ugly.
Round 3: Rosholt gets the takedown and resumes the wrestler-ride festival, forcing Palelei to roll to his back and work from the bottom. He almost manages to reverse with a takedown of his own, but Rosholt sprawls, and they rinse and repeat. The round ends with Rosholt coming nowhere near to ending things, and Palelei coming nowhere near catching his breath.
Result: Jared Rosholt def. Sao Palelei via Unanimous Decision