Round 1: Vallie-Flagg moves forward. He comes out aggressive and lands a body kick. Edwards lands an uppercut. Edwards steps in with a stiff jab. Vallie-Flagg working the body of Edwards with punches. They clinch briefly before separating. Edwards goes to the body. Vallie-Flagg delivers a right hand. Vallie-Flagg lands a front kick to the body. The clinch and Vallie-Flagg lands a knee to the body. Edwards pushes him away and fires off a high kick. Vallie-Flagg lands to the body and an uppercut inside the clinch. Vallie-Flagg moving forward. He lands a right hand. Edwards clinches after Vallie-Flagg misses with a superman punch. They break and Edwards lands a lead uppercut. Edewards lands a hard kick to the body. Vallie-Flagg catches it but Edwards lands a flying knee. Vallie-Flagg presses Edwards against the cage. Edwards circles away. Vallie-Flagg swings away but misses. They clinch and the bell sounds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Vallie-Flagg.
Round 2: Vallie-Flagg presses forward. Edwards lands a kick to the body. Vallie-Flagg catches it and ties Edwards up. He presses Edwards against the cage. They separate. Edwards looking to counter punch. Vallie-Flagg misses with a spinning back fist. They clinch and Edwards lands a knee to the body. Vallie-Flagg lands a combination on the inside. Edwards lands a stiff jab. Edwards lands a combination. Vallie-Flagg initiates the clinch. Edwards turns him and works for a takedown and gets it. Edwards moves to half guard. Edwards advances to side control. Two minutes remain in the round. Edwards advances to the mount position. Vallie-Flagg rolls and Edwards takes his back. Edwards works for the rear naked choke with both hooks in. Edwards softens Vallie-Flagg up with short punches. Vallie-Flagg defends the submission attempt. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Edwards.
Round 3: Vallie-Flagg delivers a front kick to the body of Edwards. Vallie-Flagg moves forward. Edwards counters with a combination. Vallie-Flagg continues to press forward. Vallie-Flagg lands an inside leg kick. Edwards lands a knee inside the clinch. Vallie-Flagg presses Edwards against the fence. Edwards circles out. Edwards lands a counter uppercut. Vallie-Flagg lands a right hand. Vallie-Flagg delivers a knee inside the clinch followed by a right hand. Edwards works for a takedown. Vallie-Flagg shakes it off. They clinch and Vallie-Flagg lands an elbows. Edwards spins away. Edwards lands a counter uppercut. Vallie-Flagg goes to the body. Edwards has slowed. Vallie-Flagg continues to apply pressure. Edwards lands a left hand. Vallie-Flagg lands a front kick to the body followed by a right hand. Vallie-Flagg presses Edwards against the cage. They exchange at the end. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Vallie-Flagg.
The judges score the fight for Vallie-Flagg by split decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28.