Buddy Roberts vs. Caio Magalhaes
Round 1: Roberts lands a big right hand that rocks Magalhaes right out of the gate. Magalhaes recovers and they’re back standing. Roberts lands a right hand. Magalhaes drives forward with a double leg. He switches to a single leg against the cage. He eventually gets it but Roberts immediately bounces back to his feet. Magalhaes fights for the takedown. He secures a trip but Roberts counters and gets back to his feet. Magalhaes delivers an outside leg kick. Roberts misses with a front kick. Roberts lands a hard right hand. Magalhaes answers with an inside leg kick. Magalhaes goes on the offensive with a flurry at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Roberts.
Round 2: Magalhaes lands a kick to the body. Roberts misses with a huge right hand. Magalhaes catches a front kick and presses Roberts against the cage. He works for a single leg and switches to a double leg. He gets it but Roberts immediately gets back up. Magalhaes works hard to the takedown. Magalhaes tries for a high-crotch takedown but Roberts fends it off. Magalhaes still works for the takedown. Roberts sprawls and they’re separated. Roberts lands an outside leg kick. Roberts delivers a right hand and misses with another. Magalhaes works kicks to the legs. Roberts lands a 1-2 combination. Roberts moves in with a flying knee and right hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Roberts.
Round 3: Roberts misses with a winging right hand to start the round. Magalhaes continues to work the legs of Roberts. Magalhaes presses forward as Roberts moves away. The pace has slowed. Magalhaes changes levels and secures a double leg takedown. Roberts uses the fence to get right back to his feet. Magalhaes picks him up and slams him back to the canvas. Two minutes remain and Magalhaes is in Roberts’ guard. Magalhaes looks for a leg and Roberts pushes him off and gets up. Roberts lands a right hand and a high kick. Magalhaes is breathing heavily. Roberts delivers a combination. They exchange jabs. Roberts lands a jumping knee and Magalhaes looks for a takedown at the bell. MMAweekly scores the round 10-9 for Magalhaes.
The judges score Roberts as the winner by unanimous decision. The scorecards read: 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.