Round 1: Hester takes the center of the cage. He lands an outside leg kick. Hester presses forward. Hester lands a right hook that knocks Enz down. Hester tries to finish but Enz covers and stands. Hester lands a right hand followed by a kick to the body. Enz answers with a kick to the body. Enz lands a counter right hand. Hester delivers an overhand right. He goes to the body with a left hand. Enz lands a right hand followed by a head kick that forces Hester to move away. Hester lands a left hook. Enz moves in with a combination. Hester fires back with a right hand. They exchange leg kicks. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Hester with the knockdown.
Round 2: Hester takes the center of the cage to start the round. Enz paws with his jab. Enz lands a kick to the body. Hester changes levels and takes the fight to the ground. Hester moves to side control. Enz stands but takes some shots on the way up. Hester switches stances. He moves in with a left hand. Enz presses forward. Hester ducks under a punch and takes Enz down. He works in half guard. Enz works to full guard. Enz gets to his feet and gets hit with a right hand. Enz lands a right hand followed by a kick to the body. Hester seems to have slowed a bit. Hester lands a right hand. The round ends. Close round. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Hester with the two takedowns.
Round 3: Enz lands his jab to start the final round. Hester delivers a leg kick. Enz moves in with an outside leg kick. Hester misses with a spinning back fist. He lands a combination. Enz fires back. Hester lands a right hand. Enz answers with a right hand followed by a kick to the body. Hester lands an overhand right. Enz presses forward and lands a right hook. Enz counters with a combination. Hester delivers a kick to the body. Enz steps in with a stiff jab. Hester goes to the body with a left hook. Hester leaps in with a left hook. He secures a takedown, but Enz gets to his feet. Hester lands a right hand. The stand toe-to-toe in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hester.
The judges scored the fight for Hester by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26.
“Everything was done. I was sticking to the plan. Andy tried to take me down but I have a good defense. I feel really comfortable so I think I can improve day by day.”
“I am really disappointed with my performance. I think I could be a better wrestler than him but I couldn’t show the people that. I’m going to go back to the gym to reload.”