Ednaldo Oliveira vs. Francimar Barroso
Round 1: Barroso lands a kick to the body. Oliveira moving forward. Barroso looks for a takedown, but Oliveira shakes it off. Barroso lands an outside leg kick. Barroso delivers another outside leg kick. Oliveira chasing Barroso. Barroso continues to land leg kicks. He lands a left hand as Oliveira moves in. Oliveira taunts Barroso to fight. Oliveira steps in with a jab. Barroso delivers a powerful leg kick. Barroso switches stances. He lands an outside leg kick. Oliveira pushes forward and they clinch. He presses Barroso against the cage. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Barroso.
Round 2: Barroso begins the round in the southpaw stance. He steps in with an outside leg kick. Oliveira lands a straight right hand. Barroso goes back to landing leg kicks. Barroso lands a leg kick but Oliveira uses it to take him down. He lands some ground and pound and lets Barroso up. They clinch and Oliveira presses Barroso against the cage. Oliveira backs away and lands an uppercut. Barroso works to get the fight to the ground. Oliveira defends the takedown attempt. They’re tied up along the cage. The referee separates them. Barroso lands a solid right hand. He lands a combination. They exchange leg kicks but Barroso catches Oliveira’s and takes him down. He lands short right hands. Oliveira gets back to his feet. Barroso lands a right hand on the break. They exchange leg kicks at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Barroso, but it was a close round.
Round 3: The fight quickly goes to the ground when Oliveira worked for under hooks. He quickly gets to his feet and presses Barroso against the cage. He lands short right hands to the body. Barroso turns him and gets the fight to the ground. As Oliveira works his way back to his feet, Barroso lands a well-timed knee. They battle for position along the cage. Barroso secures a body lock takedown and lands in side control. Barroso lands left hands. Oliveira stands. Oliveira applies the Thai clinch and lands a couple of knees. Barroso works for a single leg takedown. The referee separates the two. Both men are fatigued. Oliveira closes the distance and works for a takedown. Barroso defends the attempt and the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Barroso.
The judges score the fight for Barroso by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.