Round 1 – Faber slips a strike and capitalizes with an early takedown. Crowd firmly behind Faber. McDonald tries to sneak his right leg up the back and on to the shoulder. Faber patiently defends from the top. He finally gets to rattle off a punch, but McDonald is doing a good job of tying things up. Short punches from the top. McDonald turns his hips, looking for the armbar. Not there, and referee Herb Dean steps in to bring them to the feet. Faber shuffles his feet and moves in with a big right hand that just misses. Faber drills the body. McDonald patient, but he needs to open up the offense. Faber changing stances and staying mobile. He just misses a big right hand. He lands a heavy right hand that stuns McDonald. Faber quicker in the first, and he takes the round on the MMAjunkie card, 10-9.
Round 2 – Round 2 – McDonald opens with a left that just misses. He’s looking to land a heavy shot, but Faber just a little too quick. Faber wants a takedown, but McDonald defends it. Faber lands to the groin, and we take a quick break, but McDonald is back rather quickly. Faber tags him on the restart. McDonald hurt, and Faber sees it. He stalks for the finish, but he slows when a wounded McDonald swings back. Front kick for Faber. Great series. McDonald looks to have recovered, but he was in trouble. McDonald kicks the leg. Faber still moving well, in and out of range. He ducks into a kick and looks a little hurt. Still, he’s game to trade, and a huge right floors McDonald, and Faber jumps in and takes a guillotine. He rolls to the top and then his back. It’s deep, and McDonald has to tap. Crowd goes nuts. Incredible performance.
Result: Urijah Faber def. Michael McDonald via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:22