Round 1 – The pair moves quickly to the center and trades. Both looking to punch early. Villante with a slapping low kick. Donovan answering with punches. Quick pace 30 seconds in. Villante agains kicks the leg. Stiff jab from Donovan. Villante looks comfortable, but Donovan pressing the action. High kick from Donovan, as well as two punches. Donovan presses forward, but Villante turns and pushes him to the cage. Nothing there, and they reset. Stiff low kick from Villante. Donovan working level changes and finding success with his hands. Nice right hand from Donovan. Villante body kick leaves a nasty mark on Donovan’s left rib cage. Villante catches a kick and pushes his opponent to the floor. Donovan works his legs inside and kicks away, climbing to his feet before Villante can use the position. Sneaky left from Donovan, and he avoids the counter. Stiff shots traded in the final seconds. Donovan blinking as he backs away. Round ends there, and MMAjunkie likes Donovan, 10-9.
Round 2 – Villante quick with the jab to open. He’s pushing the pace. Donovan quickly answers with a big right hand. Jabs starting to bust up Donovan’s face. He pushes in for a takedown, but Villante defends, and they reset. Donovan gets busy with his hands. Good back and forth, but Villante catches him coming in with a kick and counters with a stiff right hand over the top. Donovan is hurt, and he falls to his back. Villante seizes the opportunity and rushes forward with punches until referee Kim Winslow waves off the fight.
Result: Gian Villante def. Cody Donovan via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:22