Round 1: Sonnen immediately comes out looking for the takedown. They’re clinched along the cage. Sonnen lands a few knees to the body. Stann spins him and lands hooks to the body. They’re battling in the clinch position and doing some dirty boxing. Sonnen utilizes foot stomps while Stann punches him in the body. Sonnen gets the takedown and lands in side control. Sonnen lands knees to the body in side control and mixes it up with punches to the head. Stann tries to roll but Sonnen controls him. Stan tries to get up and Sonnen takes his back. Sonnen has both hooks in. Stann rolls and Sonnen has him mounted. Stann gets to his feet but Sonnen is on his back. Stann controls an arm but gets slammed to the canvas. Stann gets to full guard and Sonnen stands over him before jumping back in his guard. Sonnen with an elbow and big punches. He advances to side control. That’s how the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Sonnen.
Round 2: Sonnen again wastes no time getting the fight to the ground. Sonnen lands punches to the body before advancing to half guard and then to side control. Sonnen quickly moves to the mount position. Stann moves back to half guard and then gets back to full guard. The referee stands them up unexpectedly. Stann lands a big right hand. Sonnen shoots for a takedown and Stann stuffs it. Sonnen drives him to the cage, elevated him and slams Stann to the canvas, landing in side control. Sonnen steps over and applies an arm triangle. Stann tries to defend but is forced to tap.
The official time of the submission was 3:51 of the second round.