Round 1: Both fighters swinging for the fences from the get-go, Albert landing the first big shots. Albert clinches, landing a couple knees and a hook punch to the body. But Menjivar fires back strong, then takes Albert to the mat, landing in his guard. Albert tries to lock up and omo plata, but Menjivar defends well and drops some heavy elbows and hammerfists to Alberts’ face. Albert goes after an armbar, but Menjivar defends again. Each man goes after the other’s ankle, but they escape, Menjivar hurting Albert with strikes as they stand. Albert however fires back, unloading knees and punches on Menjivar, who goes down to a knee. He stands up, Albert trying for another submission, but Menjivar escapes. The Canadian takes Alberts back, unleashes several punches to the head, then locks on a fight-ending rear naked choke.
Ivan Menjivar def. John Albert by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 3:45, R1