Round 1 - A touch of gloves get us started. James paws a jab as Mike fakes a shot. They circle and reset. James lands a lunging shot to the body. He then tries a few kicks that are checked. Mike charges with punches, but James counters with a single punch. Mike closes the distance and gets underhooks, and they jockey for position against the cage. Mike delivers knees to the body, but James actually forces the takedown. He's quickly back up, though, and they reset. James lands an uppercut as Mike lands a straight right, and Mike gets through a straight left right afterward. James returns fire. Mike briefly slips, and James lands a punch to the body and then a quick combo. James lands with more frequency until Mike backs him up with a left. Mike tries to catch a kick, but James shakes free and lands more punches while chasing. Mike quickly answers with straight punches. James wobbles Mike, who goes to his knees, and James wraps a guillotine and moves into mount. He torques the choke but doesn't have the position, and the round ends. It belongs to James, 10-9.
Round 2 - Mike is the aggressor early in the round, but James works body punches while chasing with straight punches. The fighters trade some sloppy punches and kicks in the center of the cage, and James briefly sends his opponent to the mat with a punch that knocks him off balance. James goes low with a kick and then eats a lunging right. Mike shoots, wraps the hips and gets the takedown. He immediately moves into mount and rains down punches as James can do little but cover up as the blows start to mount. The ref halts the bout, and Mike punches his ticket to the tourney finale. Mike Chiesa def. James Vick via KO (strikes) - Round 2, 1:55.