R1: Castillo looks for a takedown and gets caught in a front headlock from Stevenson, but he slips out. Stevenson looks for a takedown of his own, and picks him up for a big slam. Stevenson lands in side control, but Castillo pops up. Stevenson locks on a guillotine, but Castillo fights his way out, landing on top. Back up to the feet, Castillo fires off some big shots, but Stevenson avoids much damage. Castillo gets another takedown. Castillo lands a huge shot, stunning Stevenson. He keeps moving forward and Stevenson is able to weather the storm. Close round
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Danny Castillo
R2: Castillo slams Stevenson in the jaw with a big left hook, Stevenson still moving forward though. Stevenson looks for a takedown, picking Castillo up and putting him on the mat. Stevenson stuck in Castillo’s half guard. A bit more posturing and Castillo gets full guard. Castillo landing some nice elbows from the bottom. Castillo slips out of the back and looks holds Stevenson’s back. Up against the cage, Castillo throws an illegal knee while Stevenson is down. The fight is paused, but Stevenson is okay to continue. Castillo throws a flying knee with a Superman punch to close the round.
MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Danny Castillo
R3: Stevenson stalking forward, but Castillo backs him off with heavy leather. Stevenson looks for a takedown, but Castillo turns him around and sprawls out. Stevenson still looking for a leg, but Castillo slams him to the midsection with knees. Castillo tosses Stevenson to the mat, but a quick scramble and they’re back up again. Castillo gets a takedown, but Stevenson has a guillotine choke. Castillo gets out with relative ease and stays on top. Castillo continues to work against the cage and gets another takedown. Castillo picks him up from a bodylock and puts him down again.
MMAWeekly scores R3 10-9 Danny Castillo
Danny Castillo def. Joe Stevenson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)