Round 1: Not touch of the gloves in this one. Sarafian moves forward. Dollaway lands a jab and follows up with an outside leg kick. Sarafian looking to counter. They exchange right hands. Sarafian moves forward landing a combination. Dollaway delivers a kick to the body. Sarafian lands a right hand that drops Dollaway. Dollaway tries to get a takedown, but Sarafian shakes it off and circles away. Two minutes remain. Sarafian lands a counter right hand. Sarafian has found his timing and range. Sarafian lands a right hand. Dollaway is now looking to counter. Sarafian goes to the body. Dollaway returns the favor with a right hand to the body. Sarafian misses with a front kick. The bell sounds ending the round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Sarafian.
Round 2: Dollaway pumps his jab. Sarafian pushing forward. Sarafian circles on the outside. Sarafian ties Dollaway up and presses him against the cage. They separate. Dollaway lands a stiff jab. Sarafian delivers a stiffer jab followed by a right hand. Sarafian lands a big right hand. Sarafian looks for a takedown but Dollaway has none of it. Sarafian works the body. Dollaway works kicks to the body. Two minutes remain in the round. Sarafian lands a punch to the body. Dollaway answers with a kick to the body. Sarafian delivers a right hand. Dollaway answers with a combination that finds its mark. Sarafian delivers a left hand on the inside. Sarafian lands a front kick to the body. Dollaway lands an uppercut that hurts Sarafian. Dollaway pounds away with hammer fists. The bell sounds. Sarafian may have just been saved by the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Dollaway.
Round 3: Dollaway using his jab. Sarafian bounces on the outside. Sarafian lands a left hand but Dollaway answers with a hard hook. The pace slows. Dollaway lands a kick to the body. Sarafian lands a big right hand. Dollaway lands a huge right hand. Sarafian’s hands are down. Dollaway secures a takedown. He advances to the mount position. Sarafian stands. Dollaway presses him against the cage and works for a takedown. He gets it. Dollaway has Sarafian’s back. Sarafian rolls and Dollaway has the mount. Sarafian sweeps. 90 seconds remain in the round. Sarafian works inside the half guard position. Sarafian advances to the mount. Dollaway rolls and Sarafian has the back mount. A minute remains. Sarafian works for the rear naked choke. Dollaway reverses the position. Sarafian sweeps him and lands a knee. Dollaway tries to get it to the ground. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Dollaway. What a fight!
The judges score the fight for Dollaway by split decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28.