Round 1: They touch gloves and stand toe-to-toe. McDonald lands an outside leg kick. Pickett moves in with a jab. McDonald answers with a kick to the body. McDonald lands a right hand. Pickett is hurt. McDonald swarms him. He lands a combination. Pickett goes down. He bounces back to his feet. McDonald lands more shots. He lands a hard right hand that knocks Pickett down. Pickett gets to his feet and McDonald backs away. Pickett steps in and McDonald clinches and takes him down and backs away. McDonald lands a right hand over the top. He delivers a high kick that lands followed by a right hand that knocks Pickett down. Two minutes remain in the round. McDonald lands to the body and stands up, letting Pickett to his feet. McDonald lands a knee to the body. Pickett’s face is showing the damage. McDonald lands a kick to the body. Pickett continues to move forward and eats a combination. They exchange and McDonald beats Pickett to the punch. He lands an uppercut. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-8 for McDonald.
Round 2: They touch gloves to start the second round. McDonald lands a combination. Pickett misses with a big right hand. McDonald lands his jab. Pickett delivers an outside leg kick. McDonald lands a combination and moves away. Pickett changes levels and secures a takedown. He works in McDonald’s full guard. Pickett lands short punches to the body of McDonald. McDonald controls his posture. Pickett lands an elbow. Pickett continues to land to the body. Two minutes remain in the round. McDonald applies a triangle arm bar combination. Pickett defends the arm bar and he’s still in the triangle. McDonald tightens it down and Pickett is forced to tap out.
The official time of the submission was 3:43 of the second round.