Round one: We get underway with a flurry from Held, then Nover almost drops him with a good shot but Held recovers quickly. Held misses with a head kick then shoots, and after a good scramble they're back up. Held tries a trip, and goes for a heel hook, Nover is trying one of his own but loses it.. Held goes for a kneebar, then a heel hook again, but Nover gets away. Held comes in for a kick but Nover catches him with a punch. Nover lands a solid body kick. Held moves in to clinch and gets Nover on the cage, trying to get a takedown. Held eats a knee to the body then pulls guard. Nover is landing some ground and pound, then stands up. Held rolls in for a kneebar but loses it. Nover tries an armbar, can't get it, and the round ends. 10-9 Held just for being more aggressive in my book.
Round two: Held gets Nover down quickly but it ends up with Nover in half guard. Held is trying to get up but can't. Nover is landing some elbows and is holding half guard. Held is landing a lot of shots to Nover's head from the bottom. Held tries for an armbar but Nover gets out and stands up. Held lands some upckicks but nothing damaging. Nover lets him up. Held shoots and gets a takedown. Nover goes for a kimura, then lets it go. Nover can't get full mount so he stands, then dives in with a solid punch. Nover landing good ground and pound and the round ends. 10-9 Nover that time.
Round three: Held comes forward immediately and gets a takedown. Held being very active in the ground, finally gets half guard. Held lands a bunch of little punches but Nover is trying to power his way out. Nover spins, and gets on top of Held against the cage. Back on their feet, then Held gets Nover down again and is going for an ankle but Nover gets loose. They're up, Nover lands a left then Held clinches him on the cage. Nover goes for a double and gets Held down. Nover in half guard now, landing shots to the body and legs. Held is trying to turn but Nover keeps him down. End of the fight. I give it to Nover, 2 rounds to 1.
Marcin Held def. Phillipe Nover via split decision ... somehow.