Round 1: Simpson moves in with punches and lands an uppercut that drops Schafer. He tries to finish but Schafer recovers. He lets Schafer up. Left hook landed by Simpson. Simpson powers him to the cage. They separate. Schafter begins to move forward. Simpson with a combination to the body and head. Schafter gets off one punch and Simpson counters with three. So far it is all Simpson. Uppercut by Simpson. Not a difficult round to score. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Simpson.
Round 2: Simpson has no respect for Schafer’s stand up. Simpson bouncing on the outside, pumping a jab out there judging distance. Simpson comes in with a flurry and Schafer covers. The left side of Schafer’s face is bright red. Schafer lands a right hand. Simpson unloads an onslaught of punches to the body and head. Schafter bleeding but still standing. Schafer with a left hook but Simpon walks through it. Simpson with another combination to the body and head. Simpson’s hooks to the body look brutal. 90 seconds left in the round. Right hand by Simpson that staggers Schafer. It’s just a matter of time it appears. As Simpson comes in, Schafter tries to time knees. Simpson slowing a bit. Thunderous right hand by Simpson drops Schafer in the closing seconds. Simpson motions for him to get up as the bell sounds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Simpson.
Round 3: Schafer’s corner urges him to take the fight to the ground between rounds. Schafer moves forward, stalking Simpson. Simpson moving away waiting for an opening. Simpson less active this round thus far. Schafer is the one moving forward. Simpson lunges in with a hook to the body and then head. Schafer paws with his jab. Two minutes remaining. Right hand glances off the jaw of Schafer. Combination to the body and left hand to the head by Simpson. Schafer can definitely take a punch. Simpson moves in and out and the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Simpson. It goes to the judges. The judges score the fight 30-27 on all scorecards for Aaron Simpson by unanimous decision.