Round 1 – Cerrone walks forward, and Dunham shoots immediately. Cerrone stands him up and just misses a knee on the exit. Cerrone kicks the legs. Dunham wants to get inside, but Cerrone catches him with a knee. Dunham wobbling, and Cerrone sees it and rushes forward with punches as his opponent hits the floor. Dunham recovering well underneath, but he’s in trouble. Dunham somehow sweeps to the top, but Cerrone answers with a smooth omo plata sweep. Nice work from both, and they crawl back to the feet. Dunham now pressing in from the outside. Cerrone pops him with two stiff knees. Dunham’s face bloodied, but he’s somehow still on his feet. He’s looking to trade, as well, but Cerrone is happy to do the same. Cerrone chopping the legs as Dunham tries to turn the momentum. Round ends there, and MMAjunkie gives it to Cerrone, 10-9.
Round 2 – Dunham ready to mix it up to open the second. He’s the busier fighter to open. He shoots in and just avoids another knee. Cerrone just misses a reverse elbow. He looks very relaxed, and he’s hunting the head with his knees. Cerrone shoots in on a takedown and tries again to land a knee when it misses. Dunham’s movement serving him well right now, and he’s punching from odd angles. Cerrone kicks the body and then the legs. It’s Cerrone that seems to want the takedown now. He does push in and moves to the back, dragging Dunham to the floor. Dunham’s cuts opened up and bleeding down his face. He holds half-guard underneath. Cerrone tries to move to side control. He’s too high as Dunham slips out, so he winds up on the bottom. No matter, as he immediately slips on the triangle choke and rolls it over to the top, squeezing until he gets the tap. Impressive finish from an odd angle.
Result: Donald Cerrone def. Evan Dunham via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:49