Round 1: After an early feeling out process, Ricci lands a kick to the body. Jury moves in with a right hand to the midsection. Jury throws a high kick that’s blocked. He lands an outside leg kick. Jury steps in with a hard right hand that lands flush. Jury changes levels and elevates Ricci and slams him to the canvas. Ricci works his way over to the cage. Jury controlling Ricci. Ricci works to stand but Jury keeps him grounded. Ricci lands elbows to the side of Jury’s head. Ricci gets to his feet in the closing seconds. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jury.
Round 2: Ricci takes the center of the cage. They exchange leg kicks. Ricci inches forward. He lands a kick to the body. Jury misses with a spinning back fist. Ricci lands another kick to the body. Ricci lands his jab. Ricci delivers a kick to the body. Ricci steps in with a combination. Jury answers with a right hand. Jury switches his stance. Jury lands a kick to the body. Ricci lands a left hand to the body. He moves just out of Jury’s punching range. Jury closes the distance and works for a takedown in the closing seconds of the round. Ricci defends the attempt. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Ricci.
Round 3: Jury lands an outside leg kick. Ricci delivers a counter right hand. Jury works for a takedown and gets it. Ricci stands but Jury stays on him. Ricci gains top position but Jury regains it. Not a lot of offense as far as strikes. Two minutes remain and they battle for position on the ground. The crowd begins to boo. Jury works to take Ricci’s back. Ricci spins around and gets top position. Jury regains it. Ricci lands short elbows. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jury.
The judges score the fight for Jury by split decision. The judges’ scorecards read 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28.