Rafael “Sapo” Natal vs. Tor Troeng
Round 1: Troeng takes the center of the cage. Natal lands an outside leg kick and another. Natal lands a right hand that knocks Troeng down. He dives into Troeng’s guard. Natal moves to half guard. Natal delivers short punches to the body of Troeng. Troeng reverses Natal and stands over him. He jumps in with a left hand. Natal sweeps Troeng. He works inside Troeng’s half guard. Natal moves to side control. Troeng works back to half guard and pulls off a half guard sweep. Natal regains top position and is in side control. Natal traps an arm and lands elbows. Troeng sweeps Natal as Natal tried to pass his guar. Troeng stands over Natal and lands a hard left hand. Natal scrambles. Troeng takes his back. Natal rolls and gets to half guard. The round ends. Close round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Natal with the knockdown.
Round 2: Troeng lands his jab to start the second frame. Natal answers with a leg kick. Natal lands a huge right hand that drops Troeng. Natal jumps on him and unloads shots. Troeng tries to tie up Natal. Natal lands elbows, a big elbow. Natal goes for a guillotine choke and Troeng sweeps him. Natal rolls over and stands. He gets a takedown and quickly moves to half guard. Troeng gets back to full guard. Natal passes to side control. He lands a knee to the body and isolates an arm. Troeng scrambles to his feet and presses Natal against the cage. Troeng works for a kimura but Natal defends the attempt. Natal works to get the fight to the ground. Troeng shakes it off and drops down for a takedown. Troeng gets the takedown but Natal reverses him. They scramble back to their feet. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Natal.
Round 3: Troeng takes the center of the cage. They exchange jabs. Troeng works for a takedown. Natal applies a guillotine choke. He pulls guard to tighten it up. Troeng gives the referee the thumbs up. Troeng lands short punches to the body of Natal. Troeng gets his head out and works in Natal’s half guard. Troeng lands a right and and Natal reverses him. Natal works to pass Troeng’s guard. Natal takes Troeng’s back. He puts in both hooks and lands right hands. Troeng spins back to half guard. Natal postures up and lands elbows. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Natal.