Round 1 - No touch of gloves from Mitrione. he takes the center as Schaub circles. Both looking to box early. Schaub just misses on a big hook, but he also seems to be thinking takedown, as well. Mitrione kicks the leg and pulls away. Schaub misses a big overhand. He scores with a right. Mitrione looks relaxed. Schaub moves in to grab the body but pulls away and strikes. He lands a right. Schaub seems to be more about faking the takedown to strike right now. He does clinch up, but Mitrione pushes him away. Mitrione bleeding from the corner of his left eye. He kicks the leg. Schaub with a left that scores. Schaub flurries, bringing a smile from Mitrione. Schaub then ducks under and takes the fight to the floor. Schaub tries to set up a D'Arce choke from the front as Mitrione crawls up. It's in, and Schaub torques it. Mitrione signals he's awake, but Schaub says to check him shortly after, and he is asleep. Great finish.
Result: Brendan Schaub def. Matt Mitrione via technical submission (D'Arce choke) - Round 1, 4:06