Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall
Round 1: Benavidez moving forward. They exchange leg kicks. Benavidez jumps in with a punch and McCall works to get the fight to the ground. Benavidez has none of it and lands on the break. McCall circles on the outside. McCall lands a hard kick to the body. They exchange along the cage, both landing. Benavidez lands a left hand that staggers McCall. Benavidez lands an accidental knee to the groin. McCall recovers and the fight is restarted. Benavidez lands a counter right hand that makes McCall move away. McCall lands a kick to the body. Benavidez leaps in with a right hand followed by an outside leg kick. McCall delivers a knee to the body. He lands an elbow, but Benavidez counters with a right hand. McCall lands a left hand. Benavidez moves in McCall lands. Benavidez is cut at the hairline. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Benavidez.
Round 2: Benavidez takes the center of the cage. He moves forward. He lands a right hand. They exchange right hands. Benavidez delivers a kick to the body. McCall lands a counter right hand. Benavidez ansers with a right hand of his own. McCall lands an outside leg kick. They both miss with big shots. Benavidez lands a right hand. He pushes forward. They clinch. McCall lands two knees to the body. Benavidez presses McCall against the fence. They separate. McCall is moving forward. He lands a right hand. They exchange right hands. Benavidez paws with his jab. Benavidez ducked under and McCall gains top position. He lands hammer fists. McCall advances to the mount. Benavidez scrambles. McCall lands hammer fists. Benavidez gets space and stands. McCall stays on him and lands a knee. McCall has Benavidez pressed against the cage. He delivers knees. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for McCall.
Round 3: Benavidez moves forward and lands a big right hand. McCall fires back. McCall lands a right hand. McCall closes the distance and clinches. Benavidez separates and lands on the break. Benavidez is getting aggressive. They exchange kicks to the body. McCall falls but immediately bounces to his feet. Benavidez misses with huge hooks. He lands a short right hand on the inside. Benavidez lands a kick to the body followed by a right hand. McCall drops down and secures a takedown. Benavidez scrambles to his feet. Two minutes remain in the round. Benavidez lands a kick to the body. They exchange leg kicks. Benavidez moves in with a flurry but McCall moves away. Benavidez lands a combination. McCall answers with a right hand to the body. Benavidez moves in with a combination. McCall counters with a left hand. Benavidez delivers a hard kick to the body. Benavidez lands a right hand and a combination at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Benavidez.
The judges score the fight for Benavidez by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.