Round 1: Brimage circles on the outside. Brimage lands a right hand that knocks Hettes down but he gets up quickly. Hettes moving forward. Brimage lands a left hand. Hettes closes the distance and looks for a takedown but Brimage shakes it off. Brimage has a low stance. He moves in with a flurry but Hettes moves away. Brimage lands a shot to the body, and another. Hettes moves in and eats a straight right hand that knocks him down. Brimage dives in looking to finish but stands and lets Hettes up. Brimage moves forward and walks into a right hand. Brimage continues to work the body. He delivers a left hand over the top. Brimage lands a stiff left hand. A minute remains in the round. Hettes moving forward but taking shots. Brimage’s pace has slowed in the final seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Brimage.
Round 2: Hettes takes the center of the cage and fires off a head kick that misses. Brimage lands a series of left hands. Brimage moves in with a right hand and Hettes ties him up and gets the fight to the ground. Hettes lands elbows inside Brimage’s half guard. Brimage scrambles out and gets to his feet. Hettes lands a jumping knee and takes Brimage down. Hettes works for a guillotine choke but gives it up and takes Brimage’s back. He applies a body triangle. Hettes works to set up a rear naked choke at the halfway mark in the round. Brimage again scrambles back to his feet after fending off the choke. Brimage lands a left hand. Brimage has definitely slowed. Hettes presses forward and Brimage goes back to working the body. Brimage rushes in with a flurry at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hettes.
Round 3: Brimage starts to work leg kicks. Hettes lands a right hand. Brimage delivers a left hook. Hettes presses forward but Brimage moves away. Brimage landing at a higher rate than Hettes but Hettes is moving forward pressing the action. Brimage lands an outside leg kick. Hettes looked for a takedown but Brimage has none of it. Hettes lands a left hook. Brimage lands left hands when Hettes closes the distance but Hettes is walking through them. Hettes drops down for a single leg takedown but Brimage sprawls. A minute remains in the round. Brimage lands a hard outside leg kick. They exchange at the bell. The round ends. MMAWeeekly scores the round 10-9 for Brimage.
All three judges score the fight 29-28 for Brimage by unanimous decision.