Fighters touch gloves and settle into fighting stances. Prindle upright with his hands low and Santos throws a big overhand right, changes levels and takes Prindle down. Santos lands right in side control and Prindle struggling to escape. Prindle has his left arm pinned and Santos attempts a north-south choke but Prindle fends it off. Santos starts ground and pounding and positioning himself to attack Prindle's left arm. Santos looking for kimura on that left arm but Prindle bucks and slips his arm out. Prindle has zero hip movement is stuck on his back, stalling for a stand up. Santos going for an Americana, Prindle defends, but now Santos has a knee on the belly. Now Santos posutures up from side control and Prindle makes no attempt to escape. Santos goes for a spinning armbar, but Prindle is able to escape. Santos gets mount momentarily but Prindle is able to stand up. Santos jumps guard, and Prindle axe kicks Santos in the cup. Santos is in agony, sprawled out on the mat and groaning in pain.
The ref actually said "don't kick him in the groin about a minute before the kick occurred, so there is a chance Prindle is DQed. It looks like the fight is going to be called off as Santos is barley able to turn over and appears to still be in serious pain.
Official Result: Thiago Santos wins by Disqualification (Flagrant Groin Strike) at 4:51 of Round 1