John Alessio vs. Shane Roller
Round 1: Roller strikes first with a body shot. He follows it with an inside leg kick. Alessio looking to counter strike. Alessio rushes in with a flurry but Roller just moves away. Roller lands a solid right hand followed by a left. Roller lands a hard kick to the groin and the fight is momentarily stopped for Alessio to recover. The fight is restarted after a couple of minutes with just under three minutes left in the round. Alessio lands a right hand. Roller dives for a takedown but Alessio has none of it. Alessio throwing combinations. Roller lands a right hand over the top. Alessio answers with a solid left hook. Alessio presses Roller against the cage and works for a takedown. Alessio delivers a knee to the body and a series of left hooks to the body before separating. Roller lands an uppercut. Alessio lands a short left that knocks Roller down with seconds remaining. Roller recovers and the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Alessio.
Round 2: Alessio takes the center of the cage. He pumps his jab. Roller lands an outside leg kick. Alessio drives forward with punches and presses Roller against the cage. Roller locks on a guillotine choke and drops down to secure it tighter. Alessio defends the submission attempt and gets to his feet. Roller drops down, elevates Alessio and slams him to the canvas. Roller moves to half guard. He softens up Alessio with short eblows. Alessio works to control Roller’s posture. Roller delivers a hard elbow to the side of Alessio’s head. Alessio tries to get free but Roller takes his back. Alessio controls an arm but Roller locks in both hooks and lands elbows and punches. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Roller.
Round 3: Alessio applies pressure quickly. He lands a combination. He has Roller against the cage and flurries. Roller circles free but took damage. Roller secures a double leg takedown. He works some ground and pound but Alessio scrambles back to his feet. Roller stays on him and slams him back to the canvas. He works to take Alessio’s back with two minutes remaining on the clock. Alessio works to shake Roller off but can’t. Alessio says, “you want to ride me?” Roller lands left hands. He works for a rear naked choke. Alessio turns into it and gets out of it. Roller applies a body triangle. He looks for an arm traingle choke. Alessio scrambles to the top and unleashes shots at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Roller.
All three judges score the fight 29-28 for Shane Roller.