Round 1: Sarafian presses the pace early. Ferreira circles on the outside. Sarafian initiates the clinch. They work for position along the cage. Sarafian working hard to get the fight to the ground. The referee separates the two. Sarafian moves in with a right hand. Ferreira changes levels and works for a takedown. Sarafian shakes off the attempt and applies a guillotine choke. He drops down to tighten it but Ferreira gets free. They separate. Ferreira fires off kicks, landing one to the body. Ferreira lands a left hand and clinches. He presses Sarafian against the cage before backing away. Sarafian lands a right hand and presses forward. Ferreira counters with a right and lands a left hand at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Sarafian but it could have gone either way.
Round 2: Sarafian lands two leg kicks to start the second round. He is stalking Ferreira. Ferreira secures a power double leg takedown. Sarafian ties up Ferreira from the bottom. Sarafian gets back to his feet and immediately moves forward. Sarafian lands a left hand that briefly knocks Ferreira down. Ferreira changes levels and takes the fight to the ground. Ferreira not inflicting damage from the top position. The referee stands them up while Ferreira was in good position. Sarafian works for a single leg takedown. Ferreira shakes off the attempt. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Sarafian.
Round 3: Sarafian lands a hard right hand. Ferreira returns fire with a left hand and a kick to the body. Sarafian ties Ferreira up and unloads a combination. Sarafian moves in and Ferreira takes him down. Ferreira works form the half guard position. Ferreira lands short left hands. Sarafian tries to use the cage to stand but Ferreira keeps him grounded. He lands short right hands to the body and the referee stands them up. Ferreira takes the fight to the ground again. He takes Sarafian’s back with a minute remaining in the round. Sarafian stands with Ferreira on his back. Ferreira works for a rear naked choke but can’t get his arm under Sarafian’s chin. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Ferreira.
The judges scored the fight for Ferreira by split decision. The scorecards read 28-29, 30-27 and 29-28.