Round one: Stapleton takes the center early, but walks into a big right hand from Awad that drops him. Stapleton recovers and goes for the takedown, which turns into a clinch up against the cage. Stapleton gets a single let and takes Awad down a little over a minute into the round. The Brit throwing punches, but Awad active from the bottom. Awad explodes and reverses the position. Stapleton gets a body lock which stalls the fight out, but Awad gets the mount thanks to his efforts at creating a scramble. He ends up with the Brit's back. Awad throwing bombs from the top. The American looking for a rear naked choke now with 2 minutes left on the clock. Awad hammering away on Stapleton's head. Awad back to the rear naked. He cranks hard and gets the tap.
Final result: Saad Awad defeats Martin Stapleton via rear naked choke submission (Round one 3:46)