Boughton quickly punches his way in and Newton body kicks him, trying to keep him outside. Boughton shoots, but Newton sprawls and controls his head. Newton rolls through and Boughton gets his back standing, dragging him to the mat and nearly getting his hooks in. “The Hardcore Kid” rolls through and Boughton looks for a triangle, then an armbar. Newton escapes but Boughton refuses to play guard, hopping up and going for a guillotine. Newton elevates and slams him to the mat, getting control of a front headlock again. Newton spins and tries to take Boughton’s back, but the Cesar Gracie product shakes him free. Newton finally finishes a bodylock takedown and sets up in half guard, chipping away with punches and elbows. Boughton tries to get back to his feet and get a takedown of his own, but Newton stuffs him along the fence. Newton trips Boughton to the mat again but can’t control him. Boughton gets in on his waist, desperate for a takedown, but Newton continues to shut him down with a front headlock. Newton bullies Boughton the mat with just over 30 seconds to go, but winds up in a kimura. Newton pulls free and punches away from guard until the horn. Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Newton
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Newton
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Newton
Both men probe with kicks. Boughton dives for another desperate single-leg and presses his foe against the fence. Newton shrugs him off but Boughton shoots in for another takedown. Newton shucks him by and swiftly dives onto Boughton's back, looking for a choke. He doesn't fully have his back but he sinks the choke with no hooks, then sinks his hooks in, and tightens the choke for the tap. The end comes at 49 seconds of the second round. Emanuel Newton advances to the semifinals of the Bellator 2012 Summer Series light heavyweight tournament.