Michael Chiesa vs. Anton Kuivanen
John McCarthy is the referee. Chiesa opens southpaw while Kuivanen is orthodox. Chiesa scoring with lefts early, but nothing too significant. Inside uppercut and knee as the two clinch for the Fin. Decent middle kick from Chiesa scores, but Kuivanen is unfazed. The two clinch and Chiesa is pressing Kuivanen into the fence. Kuivanen backs out and they separate. Two punches land in a flurry for Kuivanen as he pushes Chiesa back into the fence. Another right straight and left hook lands for Kuivanen. Kuivanen attempts a flying knee, but Chiesa catches him. After a brief scramble, they stand. Chiesa attempts a trip, but Kuivanen whizzers hard.
Chiesa ducks under a punch and tries to latch onto a leg and does, but is so far only able to press Kuivanen into the fence. Kuivanen stuffs another takedown attempt along the fence and is pressing Chiesa into the fence. In a scramble along the fence, Chiesa takes Kuivanen's back with one hook. Kuivanen dives to the opposite side to escape, but only solidifies the hold. Chiesa now in full back control and after a bit of hand fighting, scores the rear naked choke.
Michael Chiesa def. Anton Kuivanen via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:29 of round 2.
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