Schambari gets the SD
Eric Schambari vs. Matt Horwich - Round 1 - The two men trade punches. Horwich lands a nice combination that forces Schambari to back up. Right hand from Schambari lands. Schambari is starting to land a little more regularly now and he's winning the fight on the feet. Schambari working for a takedown but can't really get position before Horwich got to his feet. Horwich landing a few punches and forcing Schambari backward but Eric still manages to land a right hand. Right hand from Schambari lands. Body kick from Horwich. Left hand from Schambari. The round ends. 10-9 Schambari.
Round 2 - Schambari with a takedown into Horwich's half guard and landing some punches to the body. THey get back to standing and Horwich looks for a knee and Schambari grabs his leg and forces him into the cage. Schambari still looking for the takedown. As they're back to distance Schambari lands some solid punches to the chin of Horwich. Horwich looking to land some knees and Schambari looks for the takedown again. The round ends. 10-9 Schambari.
Round 3 - Horwich looking aggressive early and lands a very hard kick to the body of Schambari. Schambari with a right hand but it's Horwich controlling the striking early here. Schambari closes distance and is looking for the takedown again. Finally he gets it and that should secure the win if he can avoid the submission for the remaining minute of the fight. 10-9 Schambari.
Official Scorecards: 30-27 Schambari, 29-28 Horwich, 30-27 Schambari. Eric Schambari wins by split decision.