N/A
Submission (Anaconda Choke)
3:19
(Unaired)
87.7
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Carvalho threw a head kick, Crawford caught it, and took him down 30 seconds into the opening round, pinning Carvalho in the center of the cage. Crawford took his back 90 seconds into the round, but Carvalho did a decent job scrambling around, as he was able to toss Crawford off to the side, and stand back up halfway through the round. Crawford scored another takedown with 2 minutes left in the round, and he took Carvalho's back again, clinging to him until the end of the round. Round one clearly goes to Crawford.
     The second round was a repeat of the first round, with Crawford taking down Carvalho almost immediately. After scrambling around for a bit, Carvalho was able to take top control, and he even sort of took Crawford's back, but he wasn't able to control him at all, so Crawford shook him off, and continued to outwrestle Carvalho in the center of the cage. I have Crawford comfortably ahead with 20-18 after the first two rounds, but Carvalho is at least keeping things competitive. Carvalho also landed some big combinations in the final 30 seconds of that round, but I don't think it was enough to steal the round.
     Crawford was out of energy at the start of the third round, and Carvalho was building some steam, so he was able to beat up Crawford with some big strikes, while Crawford was mostly just trying to stall from the clinch. Crawford shot for a few takedowns, but Carvalho was able to stuff all of his shots in the third round, and he was clearly outstriking Crawford, and Carvalho even scored a takedown with 90 seconds left, leading to a 29-28 decision for Crawford in my opinion. Two judges disagreed though, giving Carvalho the hard fought split-decision victory. After seeing how much energy Carvalho had at the end of the fight, I'm kind of glad he won to be honest.
N/A
TKO (Punches)
4:44
(Unaired)