Round 1: They meet in the middle of the cage. Omer lands a lead uppercut. He misses with a spinning back kick to the body and Alers initiates the clinch. They quickly separate and Alers delivers an outside leg kick. Omer answers with a leg kick. Omer moves in with a right hand followed by a leg kick. Alers clinches and delivers a knee. Omer pushes him away. Omer lands a combination. Alers responds with a hard outside leg kick. Alers ties Omer up and presses him against the cage. Omer turns him and lands knees to the body. Alers delivers knees to the thigh of Omer. They separate. Omer steps into the pocket with a combination. He lands an uppercut that hurts Alers. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Omer.
Round 2: Alers presses forward and gets hit with a right hand. Alers works for a takedown. In the scramble, Omer gains top position. He lands punches. The crowd chants Omer’s name. Alers gets to his feet. Omer lands a lead uppercut. Alers circles away. Omer lands a spinning back kick to the body. He presses forward and Alers catches him with a left hand that knocks Omer down. Alers follows him to the canvas. He works in Omer’s full guard. Alers postures up and lands punches. Omer covers and works to control Alers’ posture. Omer delivers elbows from the bottom. Omer stands and presses Alers against the fence. He lands a knee to the body and Alers reverses the position. The referee separates the fighters. Omer steps in with a right hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Alers.
Round 3: The fighters touch gloves to start the round. Omer lands two outside leg kicks. Alers presses forward and works for a takedown. He gets it. Omer gets warned for putting his toes through the fence. Alers lands short shots from the top position. Omer uses the cage to stand. He looks to get the fight to the ground. He gives up on the single leg and lands a knee to the body. Alers turns Omer. They exchange knees to the midsection. Alers changes levels and secures a takedown. Omer looks exhausted. Alers lands right hands to the body. Alers stands and drops in with a right hand. The referee stands them up. Omer goes on the offensive. He lands a kick to the body that backs Alers up. He changes levels and secures a late takedown. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Alers.
The judges scored the fight for Alers by split decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28.