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Round 1: They touch gloves to kick things off. Perosh closes the distance twice looking for the takedown and gets denied. Penner countering well, lands a big left hand as Perosh moves in. Penner got split open under the left eye in one of those exchanges. Perosh gets the body lock and hits an inside trip. Penner has guard and scissor sweeps Perosh beautifully, landing some ground and pound before getting back to his feet. Perosh eagerly working to close the distance; Penner doing well at keeping him off. Perosh closes the gap and presses Penner into the cage. Penner turns Perosh into the cage; they jockey for position. Penner goes to break away and Perosh lands a hard knee. Perosh goes for the takedown again, dragging Penner to the mat with a single. Perosh in half guard, landing some mean elbows. Perosh moves into full mount with just under a minute to go. Perosh dogging Penner with hard shots. Penner turtling; Perosh goes for the head and arm choke, but Penner defends. Perosh goes back to work with ground and pound, hammering Penner until the ref has seen enough and calls a halt to the bout a second before the bell.
Anthony Perosh defeated Nick Penner via TKO (strikes) at 4:59 of round 1