Round 1: They touch gloves. Cofer delivers a kick to the body. He lands a left hook. Rio ducks under Cofer’s punches and works for a takedown. He presses Cofer against the cage. They exchange knees to the body. They separate. Rio lands an outside leg kick. Cofer catches Rio coming in with a left hand. He lands another that staggers Rio. Rio ties him up and presses him against the cage. They separate. Cofer lands a left hand counter. Rio immediately goes for a takedown and gets it. Rio postures up and lands a hard left hand. Cofer isolates a leg and uses it to reverse Rio. Cofer lands a short elbow. Rio lands an elbow from the bottom. Rio attacks a leg and the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cofer.
Round 2: Rio lands an outside leg kick on each side to start the round. Cofer lands a kick to the body. They exchange. Cofer lands a left hand and Rio drops down, elevates Cofer and slams him to the canvas. Cofer briefly looks for an oma plata but Rio stands. The referee stands them up. Cofer lands a straight left. Cofer delivers another straight left. Rio lands a combination. Cofer answers with a kick to the body. They clinch and battle for position. Cofer presses Rio against the cage and works knees to the legs. He delivers knees to the body. They separate. Rio gets a takedown and advancs to the mount position. Cofer stands but Rio still has his back. Cofer shakes him off and gains top position. He lands a hard elbow. Rio stands and the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Rio.
Round 3: Cofer lands a left hand. He delivers a kick to the body, and another. Rio locks up a single leg takedown. He works in half guard. Cofer looks for a triangle but Rio passes his guard to side control. Rio lands short elbows to the body. Rio attacks an arm. He lets it go. Cofer works to get up and Rio applies an arm bar. He works to extend the arm. Cofer defends and gets out of it, gaining top position. Rio applies another arm bar. He pulls the arm and Cofer is forced to tap out. Rio wins by submission.
The official time of the submission was 4:11 of the third round.