Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham
Mario Yamasaki is our referee for this final preliminary fight. Dunham bullrushes Cerrone right away and eats a knee for his troubles. Dunham wades inside with straight punches. Cerrone explodes with a flurry. Dunham on his heels. Huge left drops Dunham! Cerrone pounces and unloads punches from the top. Dunham stays alive and locks up half guard. Brutal sequence there. Dunham sweeps into top position but Cerrone locks up a triangle. Cerrone switches into a omoplata. Dunham rolls and Cerrone grabs a front headlock. Both men stand. Dunham pins Cerrone against the fence. Cerrone pummels in an underhook with his right arm. Monstrous knee blasts Dunham! Dunham backs out but eats another huge knee. Dunham's face is busted up. Cerrone with a leg kick. Another leg kick followed by a flurry. Counter knee lands for Cerrone. Dunham stalks forward with a one-two capped off by a low kick. Great round.
Wild exchange as Dunham rushes across the cage. Cerrone connects on a knee off the break. Another hard knee from Cerrone, followed by a step-in elbow. Cerrone goes low with kicks. Dunham whiffs on a one-two then shucks off a takedown attempt. Cerrone chopping down Dunham with low kicks. Dunham runs into a hard straight left. Dunham closes the distance and works for a trip, but Cerrone reverses and takes Dunham down, landing in side control. Dunham sneaks out the back and jumps into top position. Cerrone locks up a triangle. Oh man, he has it. Dunham defends valiantly but finally has to tap. Tremendous performance by Cerrone.
Donald Cerrone def. Evan Dunham via submission (triangle choke) at 3:49 of round 2.