Almeida scores with a turning side kick to Pyle’s gut, then drags him to the floor. Pyle scoots up with his back to the fence and the Brazilian does his best to pin him against the post. The men jockey for position with over-unders and stall out. They disengage and Pyle drives a knee into the body of Almeida. Two minutes to go and boos start to come from the crowd as the welterweights trade tentative strikes. Almeida initiates the clinch briefly, but Pyle won’t stay there. Chopping outside leg kick from Pyle prompts Almeida to shoot a double-leg. He drags Pyle to the floor and Pyle immediately turns to his left and frames up a kimura. Almeida extracts his arm and finishes the round on top.
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Almeida
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Almeida
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Almeida