Round 1: Yamamoto circles around the outside. He moves in with a combination. Uyenoyama tries to get the fight to the round. Yamamoto lands a right hand. Uyenoyama uncorks a high kick that’s partially blocked. Yamamoto clinches and puhses Uyenoyama against the fence. Yamamoto secures a hip toss takedown but Uyenoyama gets up. Yamamoto lands a beautiful throw. Yamamoto stands out of Uyenoyama’s guard. Yamamoto gets a kick caught and gets taken down. They clashed heads in the exchange. Uyenoyama works to take Yamamoto’s back and he does. Uyenoyama has both hooks in and puts on a body lock. He has Yamamoto in a back mount. Uyenoyamama puts in a rear naked choke at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Uyenoyama.
Round 2: Yamamoto lands a clean right hand that cuts Uyenoyama and knocks him down. Yamamoto fends off a single leg takedown attempt. he eventually gets the takedown and moves to half guard. Uyenoyama takes his back and applies the back mount. Uyenoyama lands punches while squeezing with his body triangle. Uyenoyamama works for a choke but doesn’t have it. Uyenoyama lands punches to the ribs of Yamamoto. Yamamoto can’t turn or get free. Uyenoyama batters him as the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Uyenoyama.
Round 3: Yamamoto on his wheels on the outside staying away from Uyenoyama. Yamamoto gets the fight to the ground. Uyenoyama controls Yamamoto inside his guard. Yamamoto stands and eats an upkick. They’re back in the center of the Octagon. Yamamoto looks to land that one shot to end it. Uyenoyama lands a head kick. Yamamoto clinches. Uyenoyama fends off several takedown attempts. The referee separates them. Yamamoto lands a right hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Yamamoto.
The judges score it 30-27, 30-26, 30-27 for Darren Uyenoyama by unanimous decision.