Igor Araujo vs. Danny Mitchell
Round 1: Araujo misses with a high kick to start the fight. He changes levels and works for a single leg takedown. Mitchell gains top position. Mitchell moves to half guard. Araujo reverses him. Araujo moves to half guard. He delivers short right hands. Araujo advances to the mount position. Mitchell works his way back to half guard. Araujo stands over Mitchell. Mitchell isolates a leg. He cranks on the foot with a toe hold. He works for a heel hook. Araujo gets free and delivers elbows to the body. He works in Mitchell’s full guard. Mitchell throwing strikes from the bottom. Araujo postures up and lands a couple of hammer fists. Mitchell gets to his feet at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Araujo.
Round 2: Mitchell lands an outside leg kick. He presses forward and lands a front kick to the body. Araujo drops down and works for a single leg takedown. He gets Mitchell down and delivers short right hands from half guard. He continues to chip away to the body and head. Araujo continues to soften Mitchell up with punches. He postures up. Mitchell delivers an up kick and Araujo moves to side control. Mitchell rolls and scrambles to his feet. He presses Araujo agains the cage. Mitchell attempts a jumping triangle choke. He tries to transition to an arm bar, but Araujo slips free. Araujo lands a short left hand at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Araujo.
Round 3: Mitchell pushes forward. He lands an outside leg kick followed by a right hand to the body. Mitchell looks to get the fight to the ground. Araujo shakes off the attempt. He presses Mitchell against the cage and drags him to the canvas. Mitchell gains top position. Araujo applies a triangle choke. He delivers elbows from the bottom. Mitchell lands right hands to the body while Araujo delivers elbows while Mitchell is trapped in the triangle choke. Araujo transitions to an oma plata. Mitchell steps over and gains top position. He isolates a leg and works for a heel hook. Araujo gains top position and delivers hammer fists. Mitchell fires punches from the bottom. Araujo fires back Donkey Kong-style. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Araujo.
The judges score the fight for Araujo by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 30-27.