Sam Stout vs. Cody McKenzie
Round 1: McKenzie moves forward and quickly gets the fight to the ground. He works in Stout’s half guard. McKenzie delivers short right hands. Stout gets back to guard and stands. McKenzie stays on him and presses Stout against the cage. They exchange knees to the body. Stout turns him and backs away. McKenzie steps in with a jab. McKenzie fires off a high kick that’s blocked. McKenzie looks to get the fight to the ground but Stout shakes off the attempt. McKenzie inches forward. Stout lands a hard kick to the body. Stout lands an outside leg kick. Stout lands a hard right hand to the body. McKenzie falls and looks to get the fight to the ground. Stout has none of it. Stout starting to get loose. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Stout.
Round 2: McKenzie tries to get Stout to the ground but Stout defends the attempt. Stout delivers a kick to the body. Stout is stuffing all of McKenzie’s takedown attempts. Stout lands to the body with a kick. McKenzie throws a kick and Stout catches it and lands a straight right hand. Stout continues to land to the body. McKenzie answers with a left hand. Stout lands another kick to the body. Stout moves in with a right hand. McKenzie desperately tries to secure a takedown but Stout moves away. McKenzie steps in with his jab. Stout answers with a right hand to the body. Stout is picking McKenzie apart. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Stout.
Round 3: They touch gloves to start the final round. McKenzie lands his jab. Stout moves forward with a combination ending in a kick to the body. Stout lands a right hand followed by a body kick. McKenzie changes levels for a takedown. Stout looks for a guillotine choke. McKenzie defends the submission attempt and Stout lets him back to his feet. McKenzie delivers a straight left hand. Stout continues to batter the body of McKenzie. McKenzie’s hands are low to protect his body. Stout presses forward with a right hand to the body. McKenzie works for a single leg takedown. He goes for a leg but Stout gets free and stands. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Stout.
The judges scored the fight for Stout by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 30-27.