Round 1: Hougland pumps his jab. Jabouin lands an outside leg kick. Jabouin lands a left hook. Hougland delivers an outside leg kick. Jabouin lands a spinning back kick to the body. Hougland switches stances. They both block high kicks from the other. They’re trying to find their range. Two minutes remain in the round. They both miss with winging hooks. Jabouin lands a push kick that sends Hougland back. Jabouin lands a spinning back kick to the body that drops Hougland. Jabouin swoops in for the finish. He lands punches and an ax kick to the body. Hougland survives the round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jabouin. It could have easily been stopped.
Round 2: Hougland starts the round with an outside leg kick. Hougland drives forward for a takeown. Jabouin shakes it off and they’re back at distance. Jabouin lands a kick to the body. Hougland answers with a push kick. Hougland misses with a spinning back fist. Hougland attempts another takedown but Jabouin has none of it. Jabouin misses with a big right hand but lands a kick to the body. Hougland lands a kick to the body of his own. Hougland moving on the outside and Jabouin dictating the action. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jabouin.
Round 3: Jabouin lands a left hook early in the round that drops Hougland. Jabouin works to finish with punches. He stands over Hougland unleashing punches and elbows. Hougland rolls. Jabouin takes his back. Hougland reverses him. Jabouin works back to his feet. Hougland works for a takedown. Jabouin gains top position. Three minutes remain on the clock. Jabouin advances to the mount position. Hougland works his way back to full guard. Hougland is active on the bottom looking for a submission. Jabouin lands hammer fists. Jabouin postures up and lands a strong elbow. The referee stands them up. Jabouin lands a knee to the body tha tknocks Hougland down. As Hougland was getting up, Jabouin kicks him in the head knocking him back down. Jabouin goes down into his guard and lands a series of punches. Hougland makes it to the end of the round, but it was all Jabouin.
The judges score Yves Jabouin the unanimous winner. The scorecards read: 30-27, 30-26, 30-27.