145 lbs. title:(c) Pat Curran vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev
Round 1. tap of the gloves and they’re off. Curran shuffles his feet and feints. Shamhalaev looks patient, both fighters staying in the center of the cage. Front kick lands for Curran. Inside kick from Shamhalaev to answer. They exchange and I believe there was a headbutt, not blood. Low outside kick by Shamhalaev. High kick by Curran barely misses. Lots of feinting going on. Switch body kick by Curran, answered by Shamhalaev. Curran shoots in on a double and scrambles to get a fron headlock and catches Shamhalaev in a tight arm-in guillotine and puts Shamhalaev to sleep!!! Shamhalaev is awake and complaining but he was out. Shamhalaev didn’t tap. The ref waited till the last possible second to intervene and obviously Shamhalaev is upset but he went to sleep from that guillotine no doubt about it.
Official Results: Curran def. Shamhalaev by submission (arm-in guillotine) at 2:38 of round 1.