Round 1: Both fighters come out swinging, but Kharitonov gets the better of the initial exchanges. They clinch up and Barnett plants Kharitonov on his back, immediately going to mount, dropping down blows. Kharitonov is trying to buck Barnett off and slip out, but Barnett holds his ground peppering Kharitonov with hammerfists and dropping down elbows. Barnett doing a good job locking in his heels, maintaining position and wearing Kharitonov down. Barnett lays across his face, smothering him, and then sits up to drop more punches and elbows on Kharitonov’s face. Kharitonov gives up his back; Barnett continues driving home punches and elbows, punishing Kharitonov, living up to his new War Master moniker. Kharitonov turns again and Barnett locks on the arm triangle, slipping off to the side to lock it up, causing Kharitonov to tap.
Josh Barnett def. Sergei Kharitonov by Submission (Arm Triangle) at 4:28, R1