Round 1: They touch gloves. Couture circles on the outside. Pearson moving forward. Couture clinches and presses Pearson against the cage. Couture delivers a knee to the body. Couture changes levels but can’t get the takedown. He drops down again and gets a single leg takedown. Pearson gets up immediately and they separate. Pearson stalking Couture. Couture using lateral movement. Couture moves in for the clinch. Pearson lands a knee as Couture dropped down. They’re separated adn Pearson lands a left hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Couture.
Round 2: Pearson pursuing Couture. He lands a left hand. Couture continues to circle on the outside. Couture lands a left hand. They clinch and Couture delivers a knee to the body and presses Pearson against the cage. Couture lands a combination as they separated. Pearson goes to the body and then a right hand to the jaw. Pearson steps in with a left hand. Couture clinches and lands a knee to the body. Pearson pushes him away. Couture changing stances. Couture throws a kick that Pearson catches. Pearson lands a right hand and Couture gets up. Pearson goes in pursuit, landing a left hand, and another. Couture covers and tries to retreat. Pearson chases him and places a left hook on the chin, dropping Couture. Pearson finishes with strikes on the ground.
The official time of the stoppage was 3:45 of the second round.