Marcus Brimage vs. Russell Doane
Round 1: Brimage landed an inside leg kick, landing a punch a short while later. Doane then secured a takedown and Brimage gave up his back. While on the ground, Doane worked for a rear-naked choke. Brimage defended well, keeping the choke from being sunk. With a minute left in the round, Brimage got back to his feet. Moments before time expired, Brimage landed an inside leg kick.
Round 2: Brimage continued to land leg kicks, and Doane had a noticeable limp. Even with the bad leg, Doane was able to secure a takedown and get to Brimage’s back. Doane worked again for a choke, but Brimage escaped and returned to the feet where he found success in landing both punches and kicks, landing one hard kick moments before the end of the stanza.
Round 3: Doane attempted a head kick, but Brimage caught it and brought him down. Doane returned to the feet, but Brimage landed more leg kicks on the inside. Doane attempted securing double-leg takedowns, but Brimage fended them off and continued throwing leg kicks. Doane attempted a high kick, but Brimage partially blocked it and landed yet another leg kick before the end of the fight.
Official Call: Russell Doane def. Marcus Brimage via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)