Efrain Escudero did a fantastic job at landing combinations due to the lack of head movement Rodrigo De Lima. However, once he landed a couple nice combinations in a row he would over dedicate to the finish which left him susceptible to De Lima’s takedown attempts. De Lima took him down when he was in trouble on his feet, but never gained momentum while in top control.
A finish to the fight looked like a possibility, but once the contest went to the ground it was clear they were going to finish the round that way. The only surprise during the judges’ decision was that Escudero did not get a 10-8 round for the second round.
Efrain Escudero def. Rodrigo De Lima by way of Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)