Carlo Prater vs. Marcus LeVesseur
Round 1: LeVesseur opens with a big left that misses. Prater ties him up and presses him against the cage. Prater delivers knees to the body of LeVesseur. Prater using shoulder strikes inside the clinch. LeVesseur secures a trip takedown. Prater controls his posture and referee Josh Rosenthal decides to stand them up. LeVesseur closes the distance and Prater ties him up and jumps to guard. LeVesseur is carrying both of their weight and presses Prater against the cage. Prater works for a guillotine choke. He lets it go. LeVesseur lands short right hands to Prater’s body. They work for position along the cage. LeVesseur works for a takedown. Prater lands a knee to the body and the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Prater but was a very close round.
Round 2: LeVesseur lands an outside leg kick. He misses with an overhand right and Prater clinches him. Prater lands knees to the body. LeVesseur turns Prater and presses him against the fence. They both work some dirty boxing. LeVesseur lands a right hand on the break. Prater works from the Thai clinch and lands a couple of knees to the body. LeVesseur turns him and delivers knees to the thighs of Prater. LeVesseur gets a takedown and Prater applies a guillotine choke. LeVesseur gets out of it and unloads a flurry as Prater stood back up. LeVesseur lands a right hook. Prater moves forward and LeVesseur takes him down with a double leg. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for LeVesseur.
Round 3: They exchange leg kicks. Prater lands a right high kick. LeVesseur moves in and Prater clinches him. LeVesseur spins him and presses him against the cage. LeVesseur lands an uppercut and Prater moves away. LeVesseur chases him and they clinch. Prater delivers knees to the body. LeVesseur delivers knees to the legs. The referee steps in and separates the fighters. Prater fires off a high kick that’s blocked. Prater lands a left hand and clinches. Prater lands knees to the body and LeVesseur presses him against the fence. Prater applies a guillotine choke and pulls guard to lock it in. LeVesseur gets free. One minute remains in the round and LeVesseur peppers Prater’s body with short punches. Prater works for a guillotine choke and the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Prater.
The judges score the fight for LeVesseur by split decision. The scorecards read: 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28.