R1: Both toss out heavy leather early. Ward triples a jab while feinting a level change but Parlo isn't biting. Ward tries to hit a hip toss with the whizzer, twice, but Parlo stays upright. He gets it on the third attempt but Parlo is right back up, and pushes Ward on the fence with an underhook. Parlo gets the body lock and nearly puts Ward down with a trip.
Parlo stays on him, still holding the right underhook. Ward pummels under and creates space with his forearm on the throat and they're back in open space. Parlo lands a left hook and Ward answers with one of his own. Parlo meets Ward on the level change and circles Ward onto the fence after the unsuccessful takedown. Parlo digs into Ward's lead leg with a low kick that puts him off balance. Ward shoots again with no set up and ends up with his back on the fence again. 10-9 Parlo.
R2: Ward straightens out his jab and bloodies up Parlo's eye, drops him with a stiff jab, then clubs him with a charging left hook. Ward blitzes Parlo with a succession of right jack-hammers; Parlo staggers back and is clearly out of sorts, eating unhindered haymakers from Ward. The referee is on point and steps in to wave it off even though Parlo is still on the feet and protesting. It was the right call.
Brennan Ward defeats Mikkel Parlo by TKO (punches), Round 2