Round 1 - Referee Mario Yamasaki oversees the evening's co-main event. Herman with an early kick to the body. Nogueira moves inside for a clinch, but Herman hiptosses him to the floor. Herman scrambles on top but eventually backs away and resets. Straight punches land for Nogueira. Herman smiles a bit as he backs away and resets. Herman continues to attack the body with kicks and knees. Into the clinch, and they fight for position. They break away and reset.Herman kicks the leg, but Nogueira answers with an overhand. Crowd electric as they chant for the Brazilian. Right hand for Nogueira. back into the clinch. Nogueira showing some pop, but Herman has yet to be really hurt. Herman holds his right arm out and again kicks the body. Nogueira lands a right and pushes into the clinch. Final minute of the first. Herman stands motionless as Nogueira punches on the outside. He's landing, but Herman absorbing it all right now. Round ends, and MMAjunkie.com gives it to Nogueira on the late work, 10-9.
Round 2 - Nogueira brings the crowd to life as Herman hits the deck on a left hand. Nogueira pounces and immediately looks for submission openings. Herman stays tight and avoids a few looks at his arms. He pulls away and resets and goes back to the stationary fighter pose. Nogueira pushes in, and Herman again scores a toss to the floor. He doesn't want to stay there, and he backs away. Nogueira with three punches on the restart. No idea what Herman's strategy is, but Nogueira grans him and drags him to the floor. mount, and he switches out to an armbar. He's in a great position, but Herman keeps the hands locked. Final minute, and Nogueira trying hard to break the hold. Herman rolls over to try and release himself, but he flips back the opposite way and is forced to tap. Crowd goes insane. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Dave Herman via submission (armbar) - Round 2, 4:31.