Round 1: Masvidal takes the center of the cage. Chiesa lands a jab and quickly works to get the fight to the ground. He gets the takedown. Masvidal stands. Chiesa stays on him. They work for position along the cage. Chiesa lands a left hand on the break that knocks Masvidal down. Chiesa works for a guillotine choke. Masvidal gets free and lands a combination. Chiesa pushes forward. He lands a left hand and presses Masvidal against the fence. They separate. Chiesa steps in with a combination. He lands a kick to the body. Chiesa lands another combination. Masvidal presses forward. Chiesa delivers a kick to the body followed by a straight left hand. Masvidal lands a kick to the body. He moves in with a straight right hand. Masvidal lands a hard right hand. He goes to the body with a left hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Chiesa.
Round 2: Chiesa changes levels and secures a takedown. Masvidal applies a guillotine choke. Chiesa gets out of the tight submission attempt. Chiesa works for another takedown. Masvidal shakes it off and lands a combination. Masvidal finding his range. Chiesa throws a front kick and Masvidal catches it and gets the fight to the ground. Masvidal lands several left hands. He postures up and delivers an elbow. Masvidal passes Chiesa’s guard into side control. Masvidal delivers a hard knee to the body. Chiesa rolls. Chiesa looks to sweep but Masvidal recognizes it. Masvidal applies a d’arce choke. Masvidal tightens it up and Chiesa taps out with maybe one second left on the clock.
The official time of the submission was 4:59 of the second round.