Nice bet by GDP
R1: They meet in the center and Tiger lands a body jab. Tiger's spinning roundhouse kick is dodged. Brooks changes levels and Tiger makes a strong statement by shucking it off easily. One-two and left high kick combo from Brooks on the clinch break. Tiger knifes in with a long one-two of his own. Tiger whiffs a spinning back fist but pieces together a nice left-right combo and upward knee from the clinch; Brooks tries a duck-under takedown and gets it but Tiger is right back up.
Brooks jams Tiger on the fence with the over-under, throwing knees to the thigh. Brooks peels Tiger's hips off the cage with a body lock takedown and immediately looks for a pass. Tiger scoots back and wraps him up in a full, closed guard. Brooks postures up and pings down a right. Tiger shrimps out and stands, landing double hooks to the body. Tiger defends Brooks' clinch and lands an up-knee but Brooks gets him down with another double leg. Brooks goes to a Couturesque half guard by underhooking the far-side arm and cradling the head with his right and firing elbows with his left. 10-9 Brooks.
R2: Brooks is light on his toes and busy with left front kicks to start the 2nd. Tiger goes to the body with a jab and misses another spinning back fist. Brooks counter-clinches but can't get the takedown and lands a stiff knee on the cage. They disengage and Brooks hits a blast double to put Tiger down again. Tiger goes rubber guard with his head jammed on the fence and Brooks is more patient in maintaining pressure this time.
Brooks cross-faces with the elbow to smother Tiger and then lands a few pressure-release forearms. Tiger seems to get frustrated and takes a knee, allowing Brooks an easy pass to back control. Brooks gets one hook in and lands successive lefts to the head, causing Tiger to spin into full mount. He clings to double underhooks for dear life to end the round. 10-9 Brooks.
R3: Brooks opens up with a cracking left high kick and then powers Tiger to the floor. The Russian looks a tad helpless in the face of Brooks' merciless onslaught. Brooks sandwiches his head on the fence and peppers with short elbows and punches that spring some blood from Tiger's head. Tiger oddly sticks with a closed guard while his head is on the fence, drastically limiting his options.
Tiger doesn't show a sense of urgency to move and Brooks keep him in the same spot, mashing his face into a bloody pulp with elbows and punches. Brooks gets full mount with a half-minute left and finishes the round with back control after Tiger tries to spin out. 10-8 Brooks for a 30-26 his way.
Will Brooks defeats Alexander Sarnavskiy by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x 2)