Round 1: Watson takes the center of the cage. They clinch and Watson lands knees to the body. Watson presses Nedkov against the cage. He lands knees to the body. Watson delivers a hard elbow on the inside. Nedkov answers with a knee to the body. Watson lands another elbow. Watson clinches and lands another elbow. He delivers knees to the body. He lands a knee to the head and backs away. Watson closes the distance and presses Nedkov against the cage. Watson lands a hard elbow. Nedkov answers with an uppercut. Watson has the Thai clinch and lands knees. He separates. Watson moving forward. He clinches again and lands a knee. Watson is beating Nedkov up in the clinch. Nedkov lands an uppercut on the inside and Watson backs away. Nedkov steps in with a right hand. He secures a takedown and lands a hard punch. He delivers hammer fists. Watson is in trouble. Nedkov continues to land hard hammer fists. Watson rolls. Nedkov stays on him and lands more shots. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Nedkov, stealing it in the end.
Round 2: Nedkov inches forward. Watson delivers an outside leg kick. Nedkov lands a huge right hand. He secures a double leg takedown. Watson stands only to be taken down again. Nedkov delivers hard hammer fists from the top position. Watson works his way back to his feet. Nedkov presses him against the cage. Watson turns Nedkov and lands a knees to the body. Nedkov lands an uppercut on the inside and works for a takedown. He gets it. Watson uses the cage to stand. Watson turns Nedkov and lands hard knees to the body. Nedkov lands a right hand as Watson moved in. Nedkov is cut over his right eye. Watson lands knees and uppercuts inside the clinch. Watson delivers a hard right hand. He pours it on. He delivers an elbow and a knee and another knee. Both guys have taken big shots. Watson delivers a short elbow. Watson lands a knee to the chin. He backs up and delivers a combination. He lands to the body and Nedkov falls to the canvas. Watson finishes with strikes on the ground. What a fight!
The official time of the stoppage was 4:42 of the second round.