Round 1 - Villefort with a leg kick and a nice elbow. James is just getting countered every time he throws anything. James with an overhand right but he eats a leg kick in response. Head kick by James and he eats a leg kick from Villefort. James lands the better punch in an exchange for once. Right hand by Villefort lands. Thai plum and Villefort lands a few knees. James turns Villefort into the cage but gets thrown and Villefort is in side control. Right to the mount now. Just misses a big elbow and James gives up his back. Villefort looks for the rear naked choke but can't get it locked in before the end of the round. 10-9 Villefort.
Round 2 - Villefort working the leg kicks early. Cartwheel by Villefort after a leg kick by James. One-two by James now. Both guys land in an exchange. James is much more in the fight this round, holding his own and even winning some exchanges. Takedown into side control by Villefort. Villefort is looking to set up the arm triangle but the position of the fence may prevent it. James gives up his back, Villefort slips off trying to take it. James on top in Villefort's guard now. Villefort looks for a triangle and then switches to a knee bar attempt, neither of which do much. James landing some punches and hammerfists. Very close round that time. I'll go 10-9 Villefort.
Round 3 - James is landing some punches early and he has started to really tag Villefort. Villefort shoots for the takedown now and almost gets the arm in guillotine but James gets out. James on top now landing some decent punches but should probably stand up as he was really busting Villefort up on the feet. They're stood up after a lack of action. James lands some nice punches but Villefort lands a nice back elbow. James with a takedown now. 10-9 James. I can totally see him taking this fight on at least 2 scorecards.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 all for Nate James. Nate James wins by unanimous decision. (edit: hearing that it was actually 30-27 Villefort, 29-28 James, 29-28 James for a split decision)