Here we go!
Chris Cariaso vs. John Moraga
Chris Tognoni is our referee. Cariaso ducks under and lands a kick to Moraga's lead leg. Moraga answers with a right hook. Moraga catches a kick and briefly stumbles Cariaso with a counter. Moraga muscles Cariaso to the ground only to immediately let him back up. So far neither man willing to commit to anything significant. Cariaso charges in with a one-two but Moraga slips it and presses Cariaso against the fence. The fight retakes the center of the Octagon and Cariaso wastes little time connecting with a kick to the body. Moraga blocks a high kick. Solid left hook lands on the jaw of Cariaso. Moraga eats a right hand and answers with a straight counter. Cariaso launches another kick to the body.
Cariaso's corner calls for him to push the pace. Cariaso follow their advice and tosses out the first combination of the round. Moraga blocks another high kick. Cariaso clinches, lands a knee to the body and winds up with his back against the fence. Moraga nearly connects with a knee to the hand. Moraga lands a combination flush on his way out. Most significant moment of the round thus far. Cariaso throws out another high kick and this one lands. Moraga catches a kick to the body and counters with a leg kick. Moraga ducks under a straight punch and answers with another leg kick. Moraga tosses Cariaso to the ground but is hesitant to follow. Moraga eventually lets Cariaso back up. Moraga blocks another high kick. Cariaso trips Moraga to the mat, landing in full guard as the horn sounds.
Cariaso hunting for a takedown early. Moraga shakes it off and pushes forward. Cariaso muscles Moraga against the fence. Moraga sneaks in a front headlock, whirls around and clamps down. This one is over. Cariaso taps. Slick stuff from John Moraga.
John Moraga def. Chris Cariaso via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:11 of round 3.