Round 1: They touch gloves. Penner takes the center of the cage. Donovan closes the distance and ties Penner up along the cage. Donovan lands a knee to the body. Penner circles out and they separate. Donovan moves forward and Penner lands a right hand that knocks Donovan to the canvas. Donovan works for an arm bar. He switches to a triangle choke. Penner defends and Donovan gets to his feet. Donovan moves in and Penner lands an uppercut that drops Donovan. Half way through the round, Penner works in half guard. Donovan looks for a heel hook and gets back to his feet. Donovan lands an accidental knee to the groin. Penner is given time to recover and the fight is restarted. Donovan rushes in and secures a takedown. Donovan works some ground and pound and Penner gets back to his feet. Donovan lands a left hand that drops Penner and finishes with a series of strikes on the ground. Penner is out cold.
The official time of the technical knockout came at 4:35 of the first round.