Round 1 - Marc Goddard officiates our pay-per-view opener featuring a pair of "TUF" runners-up. There's some kicking early, and Fletcher lands nicely to the body. Ricci lands a left, then kicks high. Fletcher backs Ricci up with a kick fake. But Ricci gets in and stalks him down and lands an inside leg kick, then tries to bring a straight left. He kicks to the body, but Fletcher catches in and tries to bring a combo behind it. They trade lefts and kicks midway through. Ricci lands a spinning kick to the body. Ricci lands a nice jab, then a couple more kicks to the body. Fletcher lands a kick too low, and it sounds like they hit the 10-second clapboards, it was so loud. Ricci gets a little time to recover. On the restart, he lands a right hook over the top. Ricci kicks with 10 seconds left and Fletcher catches it, but can't take him down. It's really close, maybe even a 10-10. But MMAjunkie.com will give the slightest of 10-9 edges to Ricci.
Round 2 - Both fighters come out throwing early, and it's Ricci who utilizes his corner's advice right away with a takedown. He pushes Fletcher to the fence and lands a punch from side control. Fletcher throws his legs up and we'll see what he looks for here. Fletcher is in an awkward position, and he goes after a leg. But Ricci gets out of it. Fletcher gets back to his feet, but he's cut up from those shots on the ground. The cut on Fletcher looks to be under his right eye. They break apart midway through the round and go back to the center where both look to land kicks. Ricci lands a few jabs, but Fletcher comes back with a nice leg kick and a body kick that is partially blocked. Ricci goes to the body with a minute left. Fletcher keeps trying to get kicks through, but they don't seem to be doing anything big to Ricci. MMAjunkie.com gives the second to Ricci 10-9.
Round 3 - Fletcher looks for a single-leg 20 seconds in, but Ricci keeps it standing for now. He spins it around, but Fletcher turns it right back. Ricci having little trouble keeping this on the feet though Fletcher still wants it on the ground. Ricci lands an elbow and they break. Fletcher lands nicely midway through and spins into an elbow that works. But Ricci catches him wtih a jab as Fletcher goes for a Superman punch. Now it's Ricci who wants the fight to the ground, and he gets it with Fletcher in half guard. Ricci tries to work some ground and pound, and he passes and takes Fletcher's back with 40 seconds to work. He gets a choke in, but Fletcher defends. Ricci won't get the finish, but he takes the third 10-9 and should take the fight, as well. Mike Ricci def. Colin Fletcher via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)