Round 1: They take their time early. Damm paws with his jab. Damm moves in with a right hand. Carvalho delivers an outside leg kick. Damm answers with an inside leg kick. Carvalho lands a hard outside leg kick. Carvalho misses with a high kick but lands another hard outside leg kick, and another. It’s a battle of the leg kicks and Carvalho is winning it. Damm moves forward behind his jab. The exchange more leg kicks. Damm’s lead leg is showing the wear. Damm lands a stiff jab. Carvalho continues to batter Damm’s lead leg. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Carvalho.
Round 2: Carvalho continues to work leg kicks. Damm tries to close the distance. He lands a front kick. Damm catches a kick and gets the fight to the ground. Carvalho rolls and and scrambles to his feet. Damm moves in with a combination that misses. Carvalho fires off a high kick that’s blocked. He goes back to working on Damm’s lead leg. Damm delivers a stiff jab. Damm moves forward but Cavalho moves away. Damm lands a left hook and Carvalho answers with a leg kick, and another. Damm lands an outside leg kick. Damm picks up the pace a bit. Carvalho lands a combination. Carvalho lands a combination and a right hand that may have stunned Damm at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Carvalho.
Round 3: Carvalho sticking to his kicking game plan. Damm switches stances. Damm moving forward but Carvalho is landing the shots. Damm delivers a kick to the body. Damm moves in and lands a power punch combination. He lands a right hand. They exchange leg kicks. Damm lands a punch to the body and a left hook. Damm picking up the pace in this round. 90 seconds remain in the bout. Carvalho lands a grazing head kick. Damm’s front leg is bright red and Carvalho continues to target it. Carvalho lands a front kick. He fires off a combination. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Damm.
The judges score the fight for Carvalho by split decision. The scorecards read: 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28.