Gleison Tibau vs. Evan Dunham
Round 1: Dunham circles on the outside. Tibau moving forward. Dunham moves in with a combination. Tibau answers with a counter left hook. They exchange, both landing. Tibau secures a takedown. Dunham scrambles back to his feet. Tibau applies a guillotine choke. Dunham rolls free. Tibau has top position. He makes Dunham carry his weight. Dunham stands and presses Tibau against the cage. They exchange knees to the body. They separate. Tibau delivers a stiff jab. Dunham lands a left hand. He works for a takedown. Tibau shakes it off. They battle for position along the cage. Dunham lands punches to the body. The bell sounds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Tibau.
Round 2: Dunham lands a combination. He moves forwards with a right hook. Tibau moves forward and Dunham lands a left hand. Tibau lands a counter left hand that makes Dunham to back away. Dunham works for a takedown. He presses Tibau to the cage and lands knees to Tibau’s thighs. Dunham lands knees to the body. They separate and Dunham lands a stiff jab. Tibau looks for a takedown but Dunham shakes it off. Dunham moving forward. He drops for a takedown but Tibau stuffs it. Dunham lands a right hand to Tibau’s chin. Dunham lands a left hand in an exchange. He steps in with a stiff jab. Tibau looking to counter. Dunham lands an uppercut. Tibau answers with a left hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Dunham.
Round 3: Dunham comes out and misses with a straight kick. Tibau goes for a takedown. Dunham looks for a guillotine choke and gets up. Tibau looks for a guillotine choke but Dunham defends it. They’re tied up against the cage. They separate. Dunham is setting the pace. He shoots for a takedown. Tibau stuffs it and lands a right hand. Dunham gets another takedown attempt stuffed. Dunham landing his jab regularly. Tibau drops for a takedown. He pressed Dunham against the cage. Dunham turns him and separates. Tibau lands a right hand. Dunham steps in with a combination. Tibau has slowed. Dunham looks to get the fight to the ground. He lands a knee to the body. They exchange and Dunham lands his jab. He steps in with his jab and is out of the way when Tibau counters. Dunham lands a stiff jab, and another. They both get takedowns stuffed. Dunham steps in with his jab. He delivers a flying knee that lands. He lands another. Dunham is pouring it on in the closing seconds. Tibau is cut. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Dunham.
The judges score the fight for Dunham by split decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 28-29, and 29-29.