Round 1: Roop takes the center of the cage and lands a front kick to the body. Roop is throwing a lot of kicks. Duran lands a counter right hand. Roop moves in and Duran lands a combination. Roop delivers a front kick to the body. Duran lands an inside leg kick. Roop answers with a high kick that’s partially blocked. Roop moves forwards and Duran lands a counter combination that hurts Roop. As Roop moves in, Duran lands his left hand. Duran lands an inside leg kick. Roop pushes forward but Duran ducks under and secures a takedown. Duran lands punches to the body and head. Two minutes remain in the round. Duran lands punches. Roop delivers elbows from the bottom. Roop lands hard elbows from the bottom. Duran advances to half guard and lands shoulder strikes. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Duran.
Round 2: Duran opens the round with an inside leg kick. Roop goes back to throwing kicks. Duran looks for a takedown and Roop delivers a hard knee to the body. They work for position along the cage. Roop slips around to Duran’s back and takes him down. Roop looks to lock on a rear naked choke. Roop softens Duran up with punches. Duran stands. Roop presses him against the cage. They separate and Roop lands a kick to the body. Duran looks to get the fight to the ground and gets it. Duran works inside Roop’s guard. Roop gets back to his feet. He presses Duran against the cage and lands a right hand. Duran turns him. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Roop.
Round 3: Roop lands a front kick to the body and Duran takes him down. Roop quickly stands and they work for position along the cage. Roop delivers a knee to the body. Roop lands punches to the body. Roop landing to the body and head. He has Duran against the cage. Duran lands a knee to the body. Roop drops down and secures a takedown. Duran stands but Roop works to take his back and drags him back to the canvas. Duran explodes back to his feet. Duran presses Roop against the cage and looks for a takedown. Roop lands short elbows to the side of Duran’s head. Roop lands knees to the body inside the clinch. Duran works for a single leg takedown but Roop defends. Duran breaks and lands a right hand at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Roop.
The judges score the fight for Roop by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27.