Round 1: Elliot lands first with leg kicks. Gaudinot fires back but misses. Gaudinot was poked in the eye and given time to recover. The fight is restarted. Elliot land sa counter left and and takes Gaudinot down. Elliot works for a guillotine choke. He lets it go. Elliot lands a series of left hands to Gaudinot’s body. Elliot lets Gaudinot up. Elliot lands an inside leg kick and they clinch. Gaudinot lands a knee to the body and backs away. Elliot switches his stance. Gaudinot lands a hard outside leg kick. Elliot drives forward landing a right hand. He changes levels and takes Gaudinot down. Elliot unleashes punches. He lands hammer fists. Gaudinot tries to kick Elliot off but Elliot lands an axe kick to the body and lets Gaudinot up. Elliot jumps in with a knee that lands. He clinches and lands another knee to the chin of Gaudinot. Elliot drops down and puts Gaudinot on his back. He lands punches until the end of the round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Elliot.
Round 2: Elliot lands kicks to the legs of Gaudinot. Gaudinot answers with leg kicks of his own. Elliot presses Gaudinot against the cage and lands hooks to the body. They separate. Gaudinot lands a spinning back fist. Elliot moves forward. He lands a combination. Gaudinot fires back a right hand counter. He steps in with a right hand. Elliot moves in with punches and lands an elbow on the inside. Elliot secures a double leg takedown with two minutes remaining in the round. Elliot lands to the body and head. He moves to half guard and land elbows to Gaudinot’s body. Elliot is relentless with his attack. Elliot works to pass Gaudinot’s guard. Elliot isolates a leg in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Elliot.
Round 3: They touch gloves to start the final round. Gaudinot moving forward but Elliot takes him down. He continues where he left off in the last round. He lands punches and elbows to the body. Gaudinot gets back to his feet but Elliot is still on him. Elliot lands knees to the body and they separate. Gaudinot delivers a kick to the side of Elliot’s head. Elliot eats it and fires back. Gaudinot lands another kick but Elliot takes him down with a double leg. Elliot lands elbows. He advances to the mount position briefly. Gaudinot works his way back to half guard. Elliot continues to throw punches. He delivers short elbows to the side of Gaudinot’s head. Gaudinot covers but is unable to do much more. Elliot lands punches to the body and elbows to the head. Gaudinot is taking a beating. He gets to full guard. Elliot continues to throw punches until the end of the round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Elliot.
The judges score the fight for Elliot by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 30-26 and 30-26.