Round 1 - Thompson working his kicks early from a wide stance. Clements pushes forward and throws a spinning strike of his own. Clements chops the leg. Clements moving in and out of range, kicking the leg. Thompson misses a kick, and Clements shocks him with a slick low sweep. Thompson off-balance, but recovers against the cage. Thompson looks for a takedown and nearly ducks into a knee. Clements goes to the floor but stands back up, and Thompson pulls away. Clements misses a straight and eats a counter right. Halfway mark. Thompson settles in a bit and lands with more orthodox strikes. Into the clinch, and just as they break, Clements nearly hits McCarthy by accident. On the restart, Clements slips on a kick. Thompson pushes to the floor, but Clements scrambles up. Solid work from Clements early. Thompson switching stances, and he kicks the leg. Thompson rushes in with a strong jab and a takedown. Clements scrambles and scores with a rolling strike from the bottom. Round ends, and MMAjunkie.com sees it for Clements, 10-9.
Round 2 - Thompson with a heel kick to the body then to the head. He's moving well to start, and he leaps in with crafty punches that drop Clements. Thompson follows to the floor, but Clements quickly recovers. Thompson scrambles away, and Clements follows to the feet. Thompson moving again, and a straight right blasts Clements. He staggers, and Thompson measures him for another blow. A glancing right is followed by a straight left. It puts Clements on the floor, and McCarty steps in.
Result: Stephen Thompson def. Chris Clements via knockout (punches) - Round 2, 1:27