Round 1: They touch gloves and the main card is underway. Both being careful in the early going. Both throwing kicks but not landing. They exchange and Lawler lands a right hand and Larkin is hurt. Lawler cloes in and lands another right hand. Larkin ties him up. Lawler presses Larkin against the cage. Larkin secures a trip takedown. Larkin doing some ground and pound damage. Lawler battles back to his feet. Larkin presses him against the fence. Larkin delivers a knee to the body. Lawler turns him. Larkin works punches on the inside. Lawler goes on the offense. He’s stalking Larkin. Larkin lands a lead uppercut. Lawler presses him against the cage. Larkin lands an uppercut and a knee. Lawler lands a knee to the body. Larkin lands a knee to the body that lifts Lawler. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Larkin.
Round 2: They take the center of the cage and exchange kicks. Larkin lands an inside leg kick. Lawler moving on the outside. Larkin lands a straight right. He lands knees to the body. Lawler ties him up and drives him to the cage. They separate. Lawler misses with a left hand. Lawler presses Larkin against the fence. He changes levels and works for a single leg takdown. Larkin applies a guillotine choke and drops down to tighten it up. Lawler rolls and rolls. He escapes! They’re back standing. Lawler ties up Larkin. They work for position along the fence. A minute remains. Referee “Big” John McCarthy. Larkin lands a high kick. Lawler is cut. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Larkin.
Round 3: Lawler presses forward. Lawler stalks him and lands a couple of kicks to the body. Lawler pins him against the cage. Lawler drops down for a single leg takedown. He switches to the high-crotch takedown. Larkin defends it but Lawler lands a left hand. Lawler presses forward. Larkin lands a left hook and misses with a spinning back fist. Lawler unloads a high kick that’s blocked. Lawler lands a counter right hand. Larkin uses a push kick to create space. Larkin lands a straight right hand. They stand toe-to-toe in the center of the cage. Larkin lands a lead uppercut. A minute remains on the clock. Leg kick lands for Larkin. Lawler looking to counter. Larkin delivers a combination followed by an elbow. He lands another elbow. Lawler goes on the offense in the final seconds. He attempts a flying knee and misses with a huge right hand at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Larkin.
All three judges scored the fight 30-27 for Lorenz Larkin. Larkin wins the unanimous decision.