Round 1: Mendez lands first with a right hand. Sarafian steps in with a combination. They clinch. Mendez presses Sarafian against the cage. Sarafian secures an inside-trip takedown. He delivers right hands to the body of Mendez while in half guard. Sarafian advances to the mount position. He applies an arm triangle choke and Mendez is forced to tap out.
The official time of the submission was 2:20 of the first round.