Nam Phan vs. Jim Hettes
Round 1: Hettes quickly goes for a takedown and gets it. He lands in side control. Phan gets back to guard and up to his feet. Hettes briefly had his back. Phan rolls. Hettes lands left hands. Phan walks the fence and gets back to his feet. Hettes takes him down again. As Phan tried to stand, Hettes applies a guillotine choke. Phan gets free. Hettes lands a series of power shots. Phan is hurt. He turns over. Hettes has his back with one hook in. Phan covers as Hettes lands left hands. Phan hip escapes. Hettes stands over him and lands punches. Phan gets up. Hettes ties him up agaisnt the cage. Phan circles out. Phan lands an uppercut. Hettes dives for a takedown. They’re clinched along the cage. Hettes executes a hip toss, throwing Phan to the ground. He advances to the mount. Hettes works for an arm bar. He lands hammer fists as Phan defends. Hettes works punches to the body. Hettes moves to mount. The bell sounds. Phan is bloodied but survives the round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hettes. It may have been a 10-8 round.
Round 2: Hettes shoots for a single leg takedown early. Phan defends and gets free. Hettes throws a jumping knee and ties Phan up and drags him to the ground. Phan rolls for a leg lock. Hettes has none of it and goes down in Phan’s guard. Hettes mounts him and goes for a choke. Phan rolls and gets to his feet. Hettes went for a guillotine and Phan gets top position. Phan lands a couple of big elbows. Phan passes and lands a left hand. Hettes works back to his feet. He presses Phan against the cage and works knees to the body. Phan circles out. Hettes moves in and secures a trip takedown. Phan scoots to the cage ands wall walks his way to his feet. They separate. Phan lands a right hand and a knee. Hettes lands a right hand and clinches. Hettes tosses Phan to the ground and lands left hands. Phan spins and gets up only to be take down again. Phan gets up and the round ends with Hettes pressing him against the fence. MMAWeekly scored the round 10-9 for Hettes.
Round 3: Phan’s corner tells him to avoid the clinch between rounds. Hettes’ corner tells him he has the fight in the bag. Hettes misses with a right hand to start the round. He tries for a takedown but Phan shakes it off. Phan starts to let his hands go more. Phan lands a right hand. Hettes takes him down. Phan works back to his feet. Hettes gives him no space. Phan breaks free and lands a right hand. Phan lands a left hook to the body. Hettes clinches and takes him down. He lands left hands to the head. Hettes secures an arm triangle choke. Phan defends it. Hettes moves to the mount position and lands right hands over and over. Hettes lands a series of crushing elbows. Phan gets back to full guard. Hettes landing more punches trying to finish. The round ends. It was all Hettes. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hettes.
The judges score Hettes the unanimous winner. The scorecards read: 30-25, 30-25, 30-26.