R1 – Fitch opens with a hard-fought takedown attempt, but Gono defends and they end up clinched on the fence, exchanging knees before separating. Fitch drives in with punches, clinches and then starts an attack of knees to the body. They separate, but Fitch immediately continues to stalk Gono and finally scores a takedown, getting to the Japanese fighter's back. He works for the choke, but starts throwing punches to the side of Gono's head in an attempt to open him up. Gono tries to stand, but Fitch maintains back control as the round ends.
MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Fitch.
Come on Fitch!