Round 1: Rio lands a jab. Ferguson answers with an outside leg kick. Rio works for a takedown. Ferguson sprawls. They battle for position along the cage before separating. Ferguson delivers a combination. Rio again looks to get the fight to the ground but Ferguson stuffs it. Ferguson lands a left hand that hurts Rio. Rio dives for a takedown and Ferguson locks on a d’arce choke. He locks it down and Rio is forced to tap out.
The official time of the submission was 1:52 of the opening round.