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Round 1: They touch gloves before Tavares slips off of a head kick. Tavares drives in for the takedown and gets it across the cage. They stalemate against the fence, but Tavares repeatedly sucks Fisher’s legs out from under him and keeps him from getting up. The referee stands them up from the position. Tavares drops for a takedown after Fisher moved forward with punches. He has to work for it, but he gets Fisher down against the cage again. With under a minute to go, Tavares passes to mount. He takes Fisher’s back with twenty left. Fisher fights out and ends the round on his feet with Tavares clinging to his back.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Tavares
Round 2: Tavares fires off two fast kicks before dropping for the takedown. Using pure strength, he picks up and slams Fisher against the fence yet again. Tavares doing some work against the fence, landing short elbows and punches. Fisher is keeping Tavares from doing big damage, but he’s being completely dominated positionally. Tavares takes his back and flattens him out. Tavares starts to tee off with ground and pound. Fisher loses his mouthpiece. The ref warns repeatedly before stopping the fight.
Thiago Tavares defeated Spencer Fisher via TKO (strikes) at 2:51 of round 2