Sam Stout vs. John Makdessi
Round 1: Makdessi lands a side kick to the body. Stout moving forward and missing with big punches. Makdessi lands an outside leg kick followed by a jab. Stout is stalking and eats a counter right hand. Makdessi delivers a stiff jab. He uses a push kick to keep Stout on the outside. Stout delivers an outside leg kick. Stout moves in with a lead uppercut. Stout lands a powerful outside leg kick. Stout rushes in and Makdessi moves away. Makdessi lands another stiff jab. Stout looks for a takedown but Makdessi fends it off. Makdessi making Stout miss with head movement. Stout goes to the body. Makdessi landing jabs. Makdessi delivers a spinning back kick to the body. Makdessi landing his jab regularly. He snaps Stout’s head back with two more jabs. Stout answers with an outside leg kick. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Makdessi.
Round 2: Makdessi throwing kicks. Stout lands a hook to the body and Makdessi lands a left hook counter. Makdessi moves just out of the way of Stout’s punches. Stout pumps his jab and drives forward for a takedown. Makdessi shakes it off but Stout lands a right hand. Stout lands a high kick and a right hand. Stout trying to work the body but Makdessi delivering counter shots. Makdessi lands a right hand. Stout moving forward but getting hit with jabs as he does. Stout lands a jab of his own. They exchange leg kicks. Makdessi lands a combination. Stout lands a counter right hand. Stout works for a single leg takedown but Makdessi shakes it off. Makdessi delivers a counter left hook at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Makdessi.
Round 3: Stout picks up the pace. Makdessi lands a counter right hand. Stout answers with a right hand. Makdessi continues to land his jab. Stout lands a lead left hook. Stout moves in and eats two jabs. Stout lands a right hand. Makdessi snaps Stout’s head back with another jab. Stout applying pressure but it’s Makdessi landing. Stout dives for a takedown and Makdessi defends. Makdessi is just the sharper striker tonight. Stout has thrown a lot of punches but isn’t landing many. Stout turns up the pressure but Makdessi slips and rips. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Makdessi.
The judges score the fight for Makdessi by unanimous decision. The scorecards read: 30-27, 29-28, and 30-27.