R1 – O'Brien and Wellisch immediately start trading punches, O'Brien dropping Wellisch briefly. Wellisch pops right back up, they trade a few more shots before O'Brien wrestles Wellisch to his back and starts a ground and pound attack from inside the guard. After a bit of a stalemate, they're back on their feet. Wellisch misses with a high kick and eats a stiff left jab to jaw. Wellisch misses on his takedown attempt, but falls to his back. O'Brien follows him down and starts to work again from inside the guard. No real damage being done, referee Yves Lavigne stands them up and they immediately start trading punches again. Wellisch lands a couple good punches to the head. O'Brien takes Wellisch down and they trade a couple of up and down positions as the round ends with no further serious damage.
MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for O'Brien.