Round 1: Near instantaneous action. Psycho with a big body kick as Rickels retreats. Some wild strikes from both and Amoussou takes a push kick direct to the nuts. Yow. Amoussou taking time to recover. The cutman comes out to help adjust and so on. A cup strap is broken and they are taping it up. ALright, they're done and the referee is starting things up anew. Ok, another wait for commercials, I suppose. Rickels tries another push kick amazingly and Psycho punishes him. A trip brings Rickels flat to the ground and Amoussou fires from side control, as Rickels reguards. Amoussou trying a can opener from guard and Rickels nearly sweeps. Amousso explodes back to top guard and Rickels controls the head and arm. Rickels firing short punches from guard and Amoussou kinda doing nothing. Referee stands them both up. Amoussou appears to knee Rickels in the balls exactly as Rickels flies up in the air for a flying knee. They hit the ground once more and then get back up. Another trip lands Amoussou in top of side control on Rickels. RIckels blocking punches as Amoussou stays tight and slowly works some punches to stay active. Rickels chilling out and appears to be unconcerned. Psycho shoved back to guard and stands up and out, but comes back in firing. Rickels pulls a high guard then goes back to regular closed guard as Psycho punches away a bit. Rickels pokes Amoussou in the eye and the referee stops things briefly to warn Rickels. They resume and Amoussou lands more punches. Rickels staying mostly damage free though and starts double clapping Psycho's ears. A high guard to rubber guard attempt is stopped by a stand-up inside the guard and they reset to closed guard with Karl punching away. Rickels trying to work his hips better and tries rubber guard halfheartedly before abandoning it as Amoussou stands. Amoussou trying a weird can opener thing again and Rickels sort of swivels for an armbar. That opening of the guard makes Psycho feel comfortable and he punches away. A last second dropback for a leglock for Amoussou. Rickels hangs out and punches the thigh until time ends. 10-9 Amoussou.
Round 2: Rickels tries a slow head kick and then fires a quick outside leg kick before dancing away. Rickels doing more leg kicks, as Amoussou steps in to fire punches and clinch. Rickels backs away, they clinch again and Amoussou lands a sweet foot sweep into top of Rickel's guard. The Caveman is slapping away at Amoussou's head trying to offput him and Amoussou keeps base and postures up to punch away. Rickels opens up guard and Amoussu moves with him to stay in good position to punch away. Not much action from Amoussou right now as Rickels is shifting constantly. The referee stands them up. Amoussu tries a high kick and a lunging knee to little effect. Rickels fires back with a high kick. Psycho lands with a big punch. Rickels gets a nice straight that snaps Psycho's head back. They circle and Amoussu dashes in again. Clinched up against the fence as both guys work for underhooks and short uppercuts. Amoussou looks visibly bigger, but Rickels is landing knees and uppercuts of his own. A slugfest here, with Rickels winning the flurry. Amoussu looks rocked and backs away. Push kicks from Psycho and a big punch backs Rickels off. Slugfest again! Rickels winning! Amoussu goes for a single leg and lands himself in an omoplata! Rickels working a gogoplata, but Amoussu works free. Little action from Psycho as he is still visibly stunned from RIckels' punches. Rickels staying active and tries a hip bump, but gets shoved back down. Armbar attempt! Amoussu spikes RIckels down twice! Nothing doing for either guy! They go back to guard and the round ends. 10-9, Rickels. One of the best rounds of the year.
Round 3: Psycho smiling. Rickels more serious. Strikes miss for both and Amoussou takes another shot to the groin. He's visibly in pain this time. Another push kick to the nuts from Rickels. This is probably worthy of deducting a point for doing that two times in a fight at that range. No point is deducted. They reset. Rickels gets an outside leg kick and fires back with punches as Amoussu lunges in. Leglock off some kind of mutual guard pull for Psycho! Still working leglocks! Rickels lands in top of guard. Amoussou has tight control of head and arm. Rickels slowly swims a hand mostly free. Punching away at the body. Amoussu punches back to the head and lets Rickels go free. Rickels postures up and then back down tight and then back up. Hammerfists from Rickels. Amoussu keeping a tight closed guard. Rickels punching away and landing to the body and the face. Amoussu looks out of it. Referee warns Rickels. More slight punches to the body from Rickels as Amoussu fires back ineffectively while keeping wrist control. Still working from the top and Rickels goes for a Caveman smash with both hammerfists. Doesn't land. Amoussu still controlling a wrist and punching upwards. Rickels landing hammerfists when he tries them. Trading hammerfists. Amoussou's left eye is visibly swollen. Illegal upkick lands, but it's not enough to stop the fight. Amoussou works a heelhook, but loses it, grabs it again and loses it again. Rickels standing up in guard and dives back in. Amoussou still on his back and doing little to stand up himself. Rickels punching away to stay active. Amoussou puts a foot on the hip, but goes back to closed guard as Rickels works little punches here and there. Another Caveman Smash fails. Rickels working the body and head. Several Caveman Smashes in a row, with some landing to the body and one to the head. 10-9 Rickels and 29-28 Rickels on this unofficial card.
Official Decision: Karl Amoussou by Split Decision. Rickels throws down a water bottle and goes storming away and interacting with the crowd.