Goodbye to our credits, Melvin taps again:
Round 1 – Mizuno goes for a double leg. It is stuffed and he eats a right hand. Manhoef then unloads a right and left combination that lands flush. Mizuno throws a lazy kick and eats several hard shots for his efforts. He tries to press Manhoef into the corner, but he is turned around and eats several more hard shots. Despite the damage, he is still in the fight. Manhoef lands a hard hook and drops Mizuno. Manhoef enters the guard and continues to land hard shots. Mizuno slowly goes for an armbar and eats more right hands. Manhoef stands and backs away bringing the fight to the feet. Mizuno lands a right and shoots in. Manhoef hooks the ropes to stay up and digs an underhook. Mizuno sweeps the foot and scores the takedown. The referee moves them to the center. Mizuno lands two hard rights from the top. He then passes to half guard and then full mount momentarily, but Manhoef gets half back. Then Mizuno steps into side control. Mizuno tries to look in a straight arm lock, but Manhoef muscles his way out of the hold. Mizuno lands a knee to the side of the head. He begins to work on the submission hold again, while landing a few knees. Mizuno pulls back for an armbar, but looses it and ends up on the bottom. Manhoef backs away. Melvin starts to work on the feet. Mizuno drops Manhoef with a shot and moves into the mount position. The ring post is blocking most of the shots intended for Manhoef’s head. Mizuno is working for a Kimura lock and the referee stops the bout.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tatsuya Mizuno wins by submission (Kimura)