Round 1: Roberts looks for a head kick, and fires another, neither lands. Roberts then goes for a Superman punch and looks for knees. Attonito defends well. Attonito pressing forward but not firing much, as Roberts looks for a takedown but his opponent sprawls well. Attonito stays on the offensive as Roberts circles away. Roberts jumps in with a knee and a punch, and after a brief scramble the fight finally hits the mat with Attonito on top. Attonito fires a few punches before the round ends.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Rich Attonito
Round 2: Roberts looking for a takedown to start the round and takes Attonito’s back. Roberts looking for a rear naked choke. Attonito defends well and slips out the back and lands on top of Roberts. Roberts playing a good guard, but Attonito stays aggressive and looks for punches to the body and elbows to the head. Round comes to a close with Attonito still on top.
MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Rich Attonito
Round 3: Attonito firing hard with kicks and coming on the attack to open the third. Attonito connects with a big right hand and Roberts looks hurt. Attonito connects with a big head kick and Roberts is down. Attonito on top looking for the finish, but Roberts survives and they are back up again. Roberts looks hurt and gassed, but he shoots for a takedown and can’t get it. Attonito tags him with a straight right, but Roberts is still firing back with counters. Roberts slips for a takedown, can’t get it and Attonito lands on top. Back up again, Attonito tags Roberts with a straight punch and an overhand left. Roberts showing tremendous heart, but he just has nothing left in the gas tank. Attonito gets another takedown as the time runs out.
MMAWeekly scores R3 10-9 Rich Attonito
Rich Attonito def. Daniel Roberts by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)