R3 – While O'Brien looks less tired than Wellisch to start round three, it is Wellisch that is pushing the pace, again landing various punches and kicks. O'Brien again falls back on the takedown and lands it, but Wellisch works his way back to the feet immediately. O'Brien seems to be waiting to counter and Wellisch is using that to his advantage to pile up the score, but just as he gets going, O'Brien takes him down again. Again, Wellsich is right back to his feet, stalking O'Brien, pot-shotting him with punches and kicks. Wellisch is breathing hard, no doubt due in part to blood flowing through his nose, but he is still the busier fighter of the two. O'Brien scores a couple more takedowns, landing in guard on the second one. Wellisch again gets out and up to his feet, the round ending with Wellisch defending another O'Brien takedown.
MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Wellisch; the fight 29-28 for Wellisch.
Jake O'Brien def. Christian Wellisch by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 28-29), R3