Round 1: Diabate comes out testing his range, gauging Perosh’s reactions. Perosh is obviously looking for a way to get this fight to the mat, where he is strongest. Diabate is having no problem defending Perosh’s early takedown attempts. Diabate drops Perosh to the mat and follows him down briefly, but allows Perosh back up. Perosh, however, times it well and gets Diabate to the mat, landing in side control. Diabate gains half guard, but Perosh remains on top, dropping down punches, although not at a very steady pace. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Diabate
Round 2: Perosh getting into a groove, scores an early takedown, landing in Diabate’s full guard. Perosh hops over Diabate’s legs and gets full mount. Diabate gives up his back and Perosh punches him, opening up the neck for a rear naked choke.
Anthony Perosh def. Cyrille Diabate by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:09, R2