Chris Camozzi vs. Francis Carmont
Round 1: Camozzi lands an outside leg kick to start the fight. Carmont answers with an inside leg kick. They exchange a few leg kicks. Carmont catches one of the kicks and takes Camozzi down. Camozzi gets back to his feet but takes a knee to the body in the process. They’re clinched against the cage. Camozzi pressing Carmont against the cage. Carmont creates some distance and frees himself. Carmont with a knee to the body. Camozzi presses forward, landing a right hand. They’re tied up along the fence. Carmont lands a jumping knee to the body. Camozzi presses forward and they clinch. Close round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Carmont.
Round 2: They exchange kicks to start the round. Carmont lands a right hand that may have hurt Camozzi. Camozzi clinches and pushes Carmont to the fence. Camozzi works for a single leg takedown but Carmont defends. Carmont lands two knees to the body and another. Carmont lands another knee to the body. Camozzi breaks from the clinch. Carmont is opening up, landing several knees. Carmont has Camozzi’s back standing. Carmont picks him up and slams him to the canvas. Carmont stands over him and lands punches. Carmont lets him up but as Camozzi stands, Carmont lands a combination that drops Camozzi. Camozzi’s bleeding from the nose. Camozzi worked a standing neck crank at the end of the round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Carmont.
Round 3: Carmont stands in front of Camozzi and throws a flurry. Camozzi fires back and presses Carmont against the fence. Carmont lands knees to the body and they separate. Camozzi lands a leg kick and they clinch. Camozzi unable to get Carmont down. They separate and take the center of the Octagon. They exchange leg kicks. Camozzi pushes forward with a combination that misses. Carmont takes him down. Carmont stands but does nothing. Carmont lets him up. Camozzi lands a left hand. Just under a minute remaining and they’re clinched against the cage. Referee Herb Dean separates them. Carmont with a front kick. Camozzi with a flying knee but Carmont takes his back adn lands a hard punch. In the final seconds, Camozzi secured a kimura but the bell rang as he had it extended. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Carmont.
The judges render their decision, scoring the fight 30-26, 30-27, 20-27 for Carmont by unanimous decision.