Leonard Garcia vs. Cody McKenzie
Round 1: McKenzie inches forward and dives for a takedown and gets it. Garcia tries to stand. McKenzie takes his back and slams him to the canvas. McKenzie has Garcia’s back. He applies a body triangle and lands a couple of punches. McKenzie applies a rear naked choke but Garcia defends it. McKenzie lands punches. It’s all McKenzie to this point. Garcia tries to roll. McKenzie looks for an arm-triangle choke. Garcia defends it and has McKenzie in his full guard. McKenzie passes Garcia’s guard. Garcia tries to stand. McKenzie lands a right hand and works for a guillotine choke. McKenzie applies a triangle choke. It’s tight. Garcia is saved by the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for McKenzie.
Round 2: McKenzie misses with a high kick. McKenzie drops for a takedown but Garcia shakes it off. McKenzie works for a single leg takedown and gets it. Garcia works his way back to his feet. He lands a right hand. McKenzie presses him against the cage and drags Garcia to the ground. McKenzie has his back. Garcia rolls but McKenzie stays with him. McKenzie looks for a choke. Garcia rolls but can’t shake McKenzie off his back. McKenzie is controlling Garcia on the ground. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for McKenzie.
Round 3: Garcia lands a kick to the body. He steps in with a right hand. McKenzie dives in for a takedown but Garcia shakes it off. McKenzie lands a jab. Garcia lands a right hand. McKenzie sticks out his tongue and lands a combination. Garcia misses with a combination and a high kick. Garcia is winging wild punches now. They’re taunting each other. McKenzie lands a right hand. Garcia can’t get any offense going. McKenzie lands an outside leg kick. McKenzie changes levels and gets the fight to the ground. Garcia tries to explode out but ends up giving up his back. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for McKenzie.
The judges score it for McKenzie by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 30-27, and 30-27.