Round 1: They touch gloves and the middleweight final is underway. Moraes moves in with a winging right hand that misses. Ferreira misses with a high kick. Ferreira lands two left hands. Ferreira delivers a solid knee to the body. Moraes lands a hard kick to the body. Ferreira is stalking him. Ferreira moves in with a combination. Moraes lands a counter right hand. Ferreira lands a kick to the groin and Moraes is given time to recover. Referee Herb Dean tells him to “Take your time.” The fight is restarted. Ferreira moves in and lands a combination and clinches. Moraes lands several short punches on the inside. Ferreira lands a front kick to the body. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Ferreira.
Round 2: Ferreira lands a straight left. Moraes clinches and tries to pull guard but Ferreira has none of it and tells him to stand. Ferreira lands a right hand and Moraes goes down. Hard to tell if it was a slip or not. Ferriera lands a wheel kick. Moraes is bleeding. Ferreira tells him to get up. Moraes lands an inside leg kick and misses with a high kick. Moraes tries to get the fight to the ground to no avail. Ferriera beginning to take over the fight. Ferreira lands an uppercut. Ferreira delivers a kick to the body. Ferreira gets caught with a nasty elbow and is hurt. Moraes pours it on. Ferreira fires back. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Ferreira.
Round 3: They hug before the final round. Ferreira moves in with an uppercut that hurts Moraes. Ferreira lets him up. Ferreira works kicks to the legs. Moraes lands a right hand as Ferreira closed the distance. Moraes rushes in with punches but Ferreira moves away. Moraes lands a right hand as Ferreira comes in again. Moraes is the one moving forward now. Ferreira lands a straight right hand that puts Moraes on his butt. He stands over him landing kicks to the legs. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Ferreira with the knock down. Great fight!
The judges score the fight for Ferreira by unanimous decision. The scorecards read: 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.