Joey Beltran vs. Stipe Miocic
Round 1: Miocic wearing “Cro Cop” colored trunks. Miocic moves forward missing with a combination but lands an outside leg kick. Beltran pushes foward with punches and Miocic moves away. Miocic is the faster of the two and has a reach advantage. Miocic drops down for a single leg and gets it. He has Beltran’s back briefly. Beltran gets back to his feet but is in the clinch of Miocic with is back against the cage. They eventually separate. Miocic lands a right hand and an inside leg kick. Another inside leg kick by Miocic. Outside leg kick by Miocic. Beltran lands an overhand right. Miocic continues to land leg kicks. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Miocic.
Round 2: Beltran comes out aggressive but Miocic takes him down and begins to ground and pound him. Miocic moves to side control. He lets Beltran back up. Beltran rushes in with a flurry and has Miocic down. Beltran jumps on him trying to finish. Miocic gets back to his feet and spins Beltran to the fence. Beltran lands a left hook as they break. Miocic seems to have slowed. Miocic takes the fight to the ground. Miocic moves to side control and Beltran rolls and gets back to his feet. Miocic with a right hand. Beltran goes for a takedown but Miocic fends it off. They slug it out along the cage. Miocic with a right hand. Beltran answers with short elbows. Close round. MMAWeekly scores the round for Miocic.
Round 3: Final round begins with a touch of the gloves. Miocic lands a leg kick. Beltran moves forward with wide missing hooks. Miocic lands an uppercut. Miocic looks for a single leg but Beltran defended it. They’re clinched against the fence. Moicic gets the fight to the ground and moves to mount. Beltran gives up his back and stands. Three minutes remain on the clock. Beltran spins and they separate. Beltran with a right hand. Miocic goes back to the leg kicks. Miocic gets the takedown and quickly moves to side control. Miocic lands punches from there but unable to finish. The fight ends with Miocic taking Beltran’s back. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Miocic. The judges score the fight 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 for Miocic by unanimous decision.