R1: Duran firing fast right out of the gate. Mizugaki finally finds his range and cracks Duran with a good shot. Mizugaki comes over the top with a big punch, but Duran fires right back at him. The remainder of the round consists of both fighters firing off shots, but neither landing anything big. Mizugaki goes for a takedown just as a very close round expires.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Takeya Mizugaki
R2: Multiple exchanges to start out the round, but neither fighter landing much. Mizugaki finally lands a good combination, which forces Duran to scramble for the clinch and look for a takedown. Mizugaki gets him down instead, but Duran is able to pop out and stand back up. From the clinch, Mizugaki gets a nice throw to put Duran down again. Duran scrambles to his feet just as the round ends.
MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Takeya Mizugaki
R3: Mizugaki slams a nice leg kick to start the final round. A quick flurry of exchanges and Mizugaki takes Duran down, landing in his full guard. Mizugaki starts to open up with some good ground and pound. Duran looks to get up, but Mizugaki moves to take his back. Duran is quick to turn and stands back up, clinched against the cage. Mizugaki with a nice trip takedown, into side control. Duran gets up again, but not much happens before the fight closes.
MMAWeekly scores R3 10-9 Takeya Mizugaki
Takeya Mizugaki def. Reuben Duran by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 27-30)