Round 1: Smith takes the center of the cage. Smith looks or a takedown but Whittaker shakes it off. Smith circles on the outside. He rushes in and Whittaker lands an uppercut followed by a combination. Smith delivers a right hand. Whittaker has his right hand cocked and ready to throw. Smith lands an outside leg kick. Smith throws a high kick that’s blocked. Whittaker works his jab. Smith steps in with a right hand. He changes levels and looks for a takedown. Whittaker stuffs it and delivers a combination. Smith lands an outside leg kick. He leaps in with a superman punch that lands. Smith rushes in and lands a right hand followed by another that knocks Whittaker down. Smith isolates an arm and works for a kimura. Whittaker defends it and gets back to his feet. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Smith.
Round 2: Smith rushes in and gets clipped with a left hook that knocks him down. He bounces back up. He presses forward and eats another shot. Smith lands a right hand. Smith steps in with a lead right hand and Whittaker counters with a right. Smith circles on the outside. He changes levels and works for a takedown. Whittaker shakes it off. Whittaker lands a counter left hand. Smith rushes in with a flurry. He lands an accidental knee to the groin. Whittaker recovers and the fight is restarted. Smith delivers a kick to the body. When he closes the distance, Whittaker times it and lands with his left hand. Whittaker lands a big left hand that staggers Smith. Smith is cut. He shoots for a takedown from way outside. Whittaker easilly shakes it off. Smith closes the distance and eats an uppercut. Whittaker presses forward and lands a left hand. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Whittaker.
Round 3: Smith lands an inside leg kick to start the final round. Whittaker lands a left hand. Smith rushes in and gets clipped with a left hand that drops him. Whittaker jumps on him and lands another shot. Smith rolls. The referee stops the fight. Whittaker wins by TKO.
The official time of the technical knockout was 41 seconds of the third round.