Round 1: Wilcox misses with a high kick to start the fight. Masvidal working to establish his jab. Wilcox moves in with a flurry but Masvidal moves away. Wilcox lands a stiff jab. Wilcox gets a takedown. He has Masvidal’s back. Masvidal uses the cage to get to his feet. They separate. Masvidal lands a lead uppercut. Wilcox answers with a combination. Wilcox attempts a flying knee but misses. Masvidal delivers a knee to the body as Wilcox moved in. Masvidal lands a flying knee. Wilcox is curt. Wilcox is running fom him. Masvidal unloads punches. Masvidal goes to the body. Wilcox goes for a takedown but Masvidal stuffs it. Masvidal lands another flying knee. Masvidal lands a high kick. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal.
Round 2: Wilcox comes out aggressive with punches. He misses with a high kick. Wilcox is moving forward but mostly missing. Masvidal delivers a hard outside leg kick. Masvidal using his reach advantage and working his jab. Wilcox lands a right head kick. Masvidal answers with an uppercut. Wilcox jumps in with a right hand. Wilcox is throwing punches in volume but not landing a high percentage. Wilcox shoots for a takedown. Masvidal quickly gets up. Masvidal lands a flying knee. Wilcox was more active but Masvidal landed at a better rate. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal but it was a close round.
Round 3: Wilcox lands a right hand. He’s being really aggressive. Wilcox applying pressure. Masvidal has slowed. Masvidal uses head movement to make Wilcox miss. Masvidal lands a left hand. Wilcox is really active. He goes for a takedown. He has Masvidal’s back standing. He drags Masvidal to the canvas. Masvidal gets back to his feet and they separate. Masvidal moves forward with a left hand. Wilcox looks for a single leg takedown. Masvidal fends it off. Masvidal lands a knee and a right hand. Wilcox drops down for a takedown but Masvidal sprawls. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Wilcox.
The judges score the fight for Masvidal by by split decision. The scorecards read: 29-28, 28-29, 30-27.