Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague
Round 1: They meet in the center of the cage. Jabouin working kicks early. He lands a hard kick to the body followed by a right hand. Pague goes down. Jabouin works inside Pague’s full guard. Jabouin postures up and lands an elbow. Pague applies a triangle choke. He also has an arm. Jabouin escapes and lands a right hand. Pague applies an armbar. Jabouin tries to get free and moves to side control. Pague quickly gets to half guard. Pague isolates a leg an applies a heel hook. Jabouin rolls out of it. Pague gains top position with a minute remaining in the round. Pague advances to the mount. He applies an arm triangle choke and then a triangle choke. Jabouin gets free of the submissions and lands right hands. He stands and drops two hard right hands at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jabouin.
Round 2: Jabouin lands a right hand. They clinch and exchange knees to the body. Pague secures a trip takedown. He mounts Jabouin and lands punches. Jabouin rolls over and gives up his back. Pague applies a body triangle. Pague works for a rear naked choke. Jabouin defends but Pague mounts him and lands a series of punches. Jabouin hip escapes and gets to half guard. Pague lands to the body. Jabouin escapes and reverses Pague. Pague looks for an armbar. Jabouin lands elbows. Pague answers with a couple of elbows from the bottom. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Pague.
Round 3: Jabouin lands a combination and takes Pague down. Jabouin delivers short elbows. Jabouin lands a right hand. Pague is active on the bottom. The referee stands them up midway through the round. Jabouin misses with a spinning back kick and slips. Pague lands an illegal knee that goes unnoticed. Pague mounts Jabouin. Pague lands elbows. Jabouin reverses Pague but Pague applies a triangle choke. Jabouin escapes and has top position. He lands a couple of right hands. Pague applies a triangle but Jabouin gets free. The round ends. Close fight. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jabouin.
The judges score the fight for Jabouin by split decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28.