Rafael Natal vs. Sean Spencer
Round 1: Spencer quickly takes the center of the Octagon. Spencer is moving forward. Natal accidentally pokes Spencer in the eye. Spencer is given time to recover. A doctor is brought in to check Spencer’s eye. He recovers and the fight is restarted. Natal delivers an outside leg kick. Spencer steps in with a right hand. Natal switches stances and eats a right hand. Spencer is dictating the pace. Natal lands a right hand and an outside leg kick. Natal misses with a spinning back fist but lands a leg kick to the thigh. Spencer lands a counter left hook that knocks Natal down. Natal immediately gets back to his feet. He presses forward with a combination. Natal lands a hard right hand. Natal looks for a takedown but Spencer shakes it off. Natal delivers a side kick to the body. Natal lands a spinning back fist and a right hand. He secures a takedown and gets the mount position. Natal postures up and lands punches. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Spencer, but Natal finished strong.
Round 2: Natal lands a leg kick. Spencer jumps in with a solid right hand. Natal is constantly switching his stance. They exchange right hands. Natal delivers a side kick to the body and secures a takedown. Spencer scrambles back to his feet. Natal presses him against the cage and lands a knee to the body. They work for position along the fence. Natal powers Spencer to the canvas. Natal lands short punches to the body while Spencer holds on, controlling Natal’s posture. Natal continues to pepper Spencer’s body with short punches. Natal postures up and lands a right hand. Natal lands a hammer fist. Spencer works to the cage hoping to use it to get up, but Natal takes his back. Natal flattens Spencer out and lands hammer fists. He works for the choke but the bell sounds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Natal.
Round 3: Spencer moves forward and Natal looks for a takedown. Spencer sprawls and gets away. Spencer steps forward and Natal drops down and secures the takedown. Natal moves to side control. He applies a mounted crucifix. Natal delivers elbows to the side of Spencer’s head. Spencer is trapped. Natal isolates an arm and works for an americana. Spencer defends it. Natal applies an arm triangle choke and Spencer is forced to tap out.
The official time of the submission was 2:13 of the third round.