R1: Zaromskis jogs across the cage to meet Spiritwolf. They're both surprisingly hesitant for the first minute but Zaromskis finally unloads a nice jab and overhand. Outside low kick by Spiritwolf, who's circling while Zaromskis prowls. They take turns charging with strong combinations. Zaromskis throwing heaters but he's a little wide with his punches and Spiritwolf is looking to time a counter.
They collide with mutual combinations and Spiritwolf's power backs Zaromskis up. Left hook and right straight combo from Spiritwolf, who can't stop playing around with one of his gloves betwixt exchanges. Several sequences occur where Zaromskis pops in with 1-2s and Spiritwolf counters with his left hook and right cross combo. Zaromskis gets in a clinch knee. Spiritwolf hits a takedown but it's after the bell has sounded. I saw that pretty even: Zaromskis seemed to land cleaner and a bit more often but did suffer a small cut. 10-10.
R2: Zaromskis stalking again to open the 2nd. Spiritwolf keying off his lunging left hand, twice, but Zaromskis uncorks a high kick to even things up. Outside low kick from Spiritwolf but he eats a stiff punch against the fence, then a kick to the body to move ahead in the stand up battle. Spiritwolf plows his left hook through again but Zaromskis is too wary of the right cross follow up to sling a counter.
Inside low kick by Spiritwolf. They collide with punches every few seconds and Zaromskis seems to be getting the better end by a small margin with cleaner strikes and better balance. Zaromskis goes downstairs with the straight left and lands it twice. Spiritwolf shoots a takedown but Zaromskis avoids it. 10-9 Zaromskis for the more effective striking.
R3: Spiritwolf still trying to play the counter game but it's time to switch it up. Zaromskis is leading the exchanges, walking him down and landing more often. Spiritwolf whiffs with a stumbling left hook. Spiritwolf retreating and circling out while Zaromskis attacks frequently with punches. Spiritwolf completely misses on a left hook and almost losing his footing again. He shoots but Zaromskis easily evades.
Spiritwolf finally comes forward with a straight right and low single, but nothing's doin'. Zaromskis wings a 1-2 and follows with a high kick. Spiritwolf shoots a deep double but Zaromskis bases out and gets back to his feet. Spiritwolf show's he's perfected the stumbling left hook technique as the bell rings. 10-9 Zaromskis. I have it 30-28 for Zaromskis as we await the official decision.
One potentially intoxicated judge sees it 29-28 for Spiritwolf, but the two sober ones have it 29-28 and 30-27 for Marius Zaromskis, who defeats Waachiim Spiritwolf by decision.