Round 1 - Referee Herb Dean in the cage, and Minnesotan lightweight Volkmann gets a warm applause to start. Southpaw Volkmann pushes forward in a crouching stance and open with several kicks to all levels. Roller with his hands low, but he's blocking the high kicks as they come in. Volkmann dives for a leg, but Roller pulls away. Volkmann pushes right back in with a flurry of punches and more kicks before pushing in for another takedown. He wraps the body and transitions to the back. Roller tries to peel him off, but Volkmann works a figure-four around the body and punches away. Two minutes in. Volkmann looking for the choke as a kneeling Roller defends. He gets the left arm on the chin and flattens Roller out. Crowd on its feet as Roller tries desperately to peel away the arm. He thinks tap but continues to defend. Ultimately, he has to relent to the choke, and the crowd goes nuts. Impressive work from "Christmas." Jacob Volkmann def. Shane Roller via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 2:38.