Round 1: Smolka misses with a high kick to start the round. He lands a right hand. Smolka throwing a lot of kicks. Ozkilic steps in with an uppercut. Ozkilic lands a right hand and secures a takedown. Ozkilic passes Smolka’s guard and works in side control. Smolka scrambles to his feet and applies the Thai clinch. He delivers knees to the body. They separate. Smolka lands a left hand that hurts Ozkilic. Ozkilic fires back and stuns Smolka. Smolka delivers a right hand to the jaw of Smolka. Ozkilic changes levels and secures a double leg takedown. Smolka scrambles to his feet and delivers knees to the body. Ozkilic takes him down again. Smolka gets to his feet. He lands a kick to the body. Ozkilic lands to the body with a right hand. Smolka steps in with a combination. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Ozkilic.
Round 2: Smolka moves in and eats a counter right hand. Ozkilic lands a hard right hand. Smolka presses forward. He lands a high kick. Ozkilic lands a combination. He counters Smolka’s jab with right hands. Ozkilic secures a takedown. Smolka gets back to his feet and lands to the body. He clinches and digs knees into the body of Ozkilic. Ozkilic presses Smolka against the cage. Smolka continues to land knees to the body. Ozkilic separates. Ozkilic has slowed. Smolka lands a combination. Smolka delivers a big counter elbow. Ozkilic’s hands have dropped. Smolka delivers a left hand. He steps in with a right hand that lands flush on the jaw of Ozkilic. Ozkilic changes levels and secures a takedown. Smolka isolates a leg with a rolling knee bar. He uses it to reverse Ozkilic. They stand and Ozkilic takes Smolka down in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Smolka.
Round 3: Smolka lands a left hand and Ozkilic takes him down. Smolka scrambles back to his feet. Smolka lands a short left hook. Ozkilic fires back with a left hand. They exchange leg kicks. Smolka presses forward. He lands a series of punches. Not a lot on them, but they’re landing. He stuffs a takedown attempt by Ozkilic, and another. Smolka lands a huge combination. Ozkilic is exhausted. Smolka lands combination after combination. Ozkilic gets the fight to the ground, but Smolka quickly gets back to his feet. Ozkilic secures another takedown. He works to take Smolka’s back. Smolka shakes him off and gains top position. Smolka applies a d’arce choke. He lets it go and stands over Ozkilic. He moves to the mount position. He postures up and lands punches. Ozkilic rolls, giving up his back. Smolka pours on the punches. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Smolka.
The judges scored the fight for Smolka by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.