Round 1: Means takes the center of the cage. Masvidal moves on the outside. Means throws a front kick to the body. Masvidal steps in with a right hand. Masvidal goes to the body. Means answers with a left hand. Masvidal lands a combination. Masvidal delivers a kick to the body. Masvidal lands a right hand over the top. Masvidal lands a kick to the body. They exchange jabs. Masvidal changes levels and gets a takeown. Means immediately gets back to his feet. Masvidal works to take his back. Means defends and they separate. Masvidal lands a jab on the break. Means drops down for a takedown, but Masvidal defends the attempt. Means goes to the body with a hard punch. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal.
Round 2: They touch gloves to start the second round. Means presses forward. Masvidal looking to counter. He changes levels and secures a takedown. Means stays busy from the bottom with elbows. Masvidal stands over him. Means lands an up-kick and gets to his feet. Masvidal lands a left hook to the body and gets another takedown. Masvidal lands punches and Means rolls, giving up his back. He stands. Masvidal presses him against the cage and takes Means down again. Masvidal unleashes elbows. Two of them get through the guard of Means. Masvidal continues to land short shots inside Means’ full guard. Means lands elbows from the bottom, opening up a cut on Masvidal. Masvidal postures up and lands punches. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal.
Round 3: Means moving forward. He lands a nice left hand. Means lands a counter left hand. The pace picks up. Means delivers a knee to the body while Masvidal works for a takedown. Masvidal eventually gets the takedown. Means stands. Masvidal presses him against the cage. Means defends the takedown attempt and separates. Means steps in with an elbow. Masvidal changes levels and gets a takedown. Means lands elbows from the bottom. Masvidal lands punches. Means continues to land from the bottom. Masvidal controls Means on the ground. Means isolates an arm. He uses a kimura to reverse Masvidal. He mounts him and stands. Means dives back in with punches that land. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal with the takedowns.
The judges score the fight for Masvidal by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.