Round 1: Vallie-Flagg moves forward. Silverio lands an outside leg kick. Vallie-Flagg moves in and Silverio lands a right hand. Vallie-Flagg rushes in and lands a combination. Silverio secures a takedown. Vallie-Flagg uses the cage to stand. They separate. Vallie-Flagg moves in with a combination. Silverio lands a left hand that drops Vallie-Flagg. Silverio follows him to the canvas. He works in half guard. Silverio lands short left hands as Vallie-Flagg tries to stand. Silverio works to take Vallie-Flagg’s back. Vallie-Flagg gets to his feet. Silverio lands a knee followed by a right hand before separating. Silverio lands a right hand. They clinch. Silverio presses Vallie-Flagg against the cage. He lands a right hand in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Silverio.
Round 2: Silverio lands front kicks, keeping Vallie-Flagg on the outside. Silverio lands a right hand. Vallie-Flagg’s aggression is working against him. Silverio secures an inside trip takedown. He works in half guard. Silverio stands and delivers a knee. It was illegal and Vallie-Flagg was given time to recover. The referee takes a point from Silverio. The replay shows the knee hit the chest. Vallie-Flagg lands a left hook. Vallie-Flagg presses forward. Silverio lands an elbow followed by a back fist. He presses Vallie-Flagg against the cage. He secures a single-leg takedown. Silverio peppers Vallie-Flagg’s body with punches. Silverio continues to land short shots. Silverio stands and lands a left hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 9-9 with the point deduction.
Round 3: Silverio is sticking and moving. He lands a front kick. He’s mixing it up well with punches, knees and kicks. He takes Vallie-Flagg down. Silverio moves to the mount position. Vallie-Flagg gives up his back. Silverio puts in both hooks. He chips away with punches. Silverio flattens Vallie-Flagg out and lands big shorts. Vallie-Flagg rolls and escapes to half guard. Silverio lands right hands to the body. Silverio gets his leg free and moves to the mount position. He takes Vallie-Flagg’s back and softens him up with short punches. Silverio gets his arm under the chin of Vallie-Flagg. Silverio squeezes but Vallie-Flagg defends. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Silverio.
The judges scored the fight for Silverio by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-27.