Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle
Kevin MacDonald is the referee for this welterweight contest. Almeida moves awkwardly from side to side around Pyle, who stands in the center of the cage. Slapping leg kicks from Almeida as he feints the shot. Pyle feels the distance with his left jab, but accidentally pokes Almeida in the eye. Almeida motions, but the action does not stop. They tie up and Almeida looks for the takedown. Pyle instead trips the Brazilian to the floor and walks away. Back on the feet, Almeida has another shot stuffed and gets spun into the fence. Short knees coming from Pyle, until Almeida reverses the position and drives a few knees of his own. Pyle shoves off, then gets driven to the mat, but jumps right back up. Almeida connects with an overhand right that stumbles Pyle, but the Xtreme Couture product recovers as Almeida clinches up. They trade knees in the clinch with Pyle getting the better. Pyle drives an uppercut into Almeida’s ribs and lands another solid knee before the horn.
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-10
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Pyle
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-10