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Round 1: Hallman immediately goes for the takedown, closing the distance and pressing Makdessi into the fence. Makdessi grabs the fence hard twice despite Josh Rosenthal’s warnings. Rosenthal forcibly removes his hand from the cage to allow Hallman to complete his takedown. Hallman takes the back in short order and flattens him out, going to work with ground and pound. Makdessi rolls over, but Hallman stays in mount. Hallman’s size is giving Makdessi all kinds of trouble (he missed weight, coming in at 158.5). He ends up going for the rear naked choke and gets it, forcing Makdessi to tap in short order.
Dennis Hallman defeated John Makdessi via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:58 of round 1