Round 1: They touch gloves and the UFC 158 main card is underway. Fletcher lands an outside leg kick. Ricci partially lands a head kick. Fletcher goes to the body with a kick. Ricci steps in with a left hand. Fletcher lands to the body with a kick. Ricci answers with an inside leg kick. Ricci follows up with a left hand. Ricci lands a straight left hand. Ricci goes to the body with a spinning back kick. They exchange leg kicks. Ricci steps in with a snapping jab. Fletcher lands an accidental kick to the groin. Ricci is given time to recover. He does and the fight is restarted. Ricci lands a right hook over the top. Fletcher lands a right hand. Fletcher catches a kick and pushes Ricci to the cage. That was a very close round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-10.
Round 2: Fletcher lands a leg kick. Ricci delivers a head kick and takes Fletcher down. Ricci passes to side control. He lands punches. Fletcher rolls and tries to stand. Ricci drags him back down. Fletcher stands and they work for position along the cage. Fletcher looks to secure a takedown. Fletcher is cut under his right eye. Fletcher lands a right hand and they separate. They exchange jabs. Fletcher lands an outside leg kick. Fletcher delivers a knee to the body followed by a kick to the body. Fletcher lands a solid outside leg kick. Ricci steps in with a straight left hand. They exchange leg kicks. Fletcher tries a spinning back fist but Ricci blocks it. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Ricci.
Round 3: Fletcher’s corner tells him he is down two rounds. They advise him to take the fight to the ground and look for a submission. Fletcher’s right eye is nearly closed. Fletcher lands an outside leg kick. He looks to get the fight to the ground. Ricci defends the single leg takedown attempt. Fletcher presses Ricci against the cage. Ricci lands two elbows as he separated. Ricci moves forward. He goes to the body. Ricci lands a jab. Ricci lands a straight left hand. Ricci clinches and gets the fight to the ground. Ricci is in half guard with a minute remaining. Ricci lands left hands. He advances to side control. Fletcher tries to stand but Ricci takes his back. Ricci works for a rear naked choke. He lands short punches and switches to an arm bar. Fletcher gets free and gains top position. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Ricci.
The judges score the fight for Ricci by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 30-27.