Round 1: Carmont takes the center of the cage. Larkin lands an inside leg kick. They exchange leg kicks. Carmont starting to get his kicks going. Larkin lands an inside leg kick. He delivers one to the outside. Carmont changes levels and works for a takedown. Carmont gets it, but only for a second. Larkin bounces back to his feet. Carmont continues to work for the takedown. He has Larkin’s leg lifted up past his shoulder. Larkin’s balance is incredible. Larkin defends the takedown attempt. Carmont drops down and works for a single leg takedown. He gives it up and they’re clinched along the cage. They separate. Carmont changes stances. Larkin continues to work the legs of Carmont. He lands an inside leg kick. They both miss with big right hands. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Larkin.
Round 2: They touch gloves to start the second round. Carmont lands a right hand. Larkin continues to land leg kicks. He fires off a high kick that barely misses. Carmont lands a kick to the body. Larkin circles on the outside. He lands a counter left hand. Carmont presses forward. Larkin lands a spinning back kick to the thigh of Carmont. Larkin lands a counter uppercut. Carmont works for a takedown. he gets it but Larkin immediately gets back up. Carmont works for a single leg and Larkin elbow him in the side of the head. Carmont backs away. They exchange leg kicks. Larkin lands a hard kick to the outside of Carmont’s thigh. Carmont lands an overhand right followed by a leg kick. Larkin keeps landing kicks to the legs of Carmont. Carmont changes levels and works for a takedown. He secures a takedown. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Larkin.
Round 3: Carmont presses. He lands a kick to the body and quickly changes levels. He works for a single leg takedown. Larkin showing his flexibility again. Carmont gets the takedown. Larkin stands. Carmont tries to take his back. Larkin scrambles free. Larkin delivers a kick to the lead leg of Carmont. Carmont gets the fight to the ground. He passes Larkin’s guard into side control. Larkin attempts a gogoplata. It wasn’t there. Larkin locks on a kimura. He extends it. He uses it to reverse Carmont. Carmont scrambles to his feet. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Carmont.
The judges score the fight for Carmont by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.