R1: Lots of circling to open things up. Palhares goes for a takedown, Branch reverses, but Palhares has an armbar. Branch works his way out and ends up on top. Branch working from inside Palhares’ guard, but not doing much damage. Palhares looks for a triangle for a second, but Branch gets out. Scramble and Palhares gets a leg lock, but Branch appears okay and gives the thumbs up and then slips out just before the round ends.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Rousimar Palhares