Leg kicks are exchanged in the early going of the final stanza. Almeida repeatedly fakes a shot on Pyle in the first two minutes, but doesn’t commit. Pyle is throwing combos to the head and body, but not landing much flush. He scores with a kick to the body and Almeida shoots, whereupon Pyle drives a knee into his gut. Pyle slams Almeida to the canvas, but Almeida shoves him right off. Pyle stands over him, slapping with leg kicks, allowing Almeida to drive forward on a single-leg as he gets back up. Almeida digging for the takedown with 90 seconds to go, then fires a level elbow over the top. Pyle loops his right arm over Almeida’s head for a guillotine, can’t get it, and settles for a jumping knee as they separate. Another knee lands and Almeida’s face is showing signs of wear in the final minute. Almeida scores a takedown, but Pyle instantly stands. Pyle finishes with a takedown of his own.
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Pyle (29-29 Draw)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Pyle (29-29 Pyle)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pyle (29-29 Draw)
Official scores: The judges cageside have it 30-27 (twice) and 29-28, all in favor of the winner by unanimous decision, Mike Pyle.