Round 1 – Musoke holds the center as Andrade slides to the right. Musoke with his hands high, and he kicks the body. Big punches traded, but Andrade drops down and drives Musoke to the floor. Andrade looking to posture and strike. Musoke gets to a knee and back to his feet before pushing his opponent away. Musoke with a stiff jab. Andrade with a big overhand right, and Musoke is down. Andrade raises his arms to celebrate, but referee Keith Peterson doesn’t think he’s done enough. Andrade pushes in to finish the job, but Musoke controls his wrist and tries to attack the arm. Tense moment, but he pulls free and settles back on top. Musoke recovers and pushes back to the feet. Musoke with a stiff jab. Andrade throwing wild, but it’s definitely powerful. Meanwhile, Musoke tighter with his shots, and he’s climbing back into this fight. They trade to close, and MMAjunkie gives the first to Andrade, 10-9.
Round 2 – Musoke moves quickly forward and looks to trade. Andrade with another big overhand right that just misses. Musoke pushes inside and locks the body. He drags Andrade to the floor, but it’s only briefly. Still, he stays very tight. Andrade eventually pulls away. He lands to the body as he retreats and looks to strike. Musoke gaining some momentum. Stiff straight and a high kick to the face. Takedown for Musoke. Halfway into the fight, and Musoke has recovered nicely from that terrible start. Musoke postures and tries to move past the legs. He’s looking to strike from the dominant spot. Crowd wants more action, but Musoke is doing just enough to stay safe on top. Andrade trying to tie things up, but Musoke sneaks in a few driving elbows from the top. Round ends with Musoke on top, and MMAjunkie gives it to him, 10-9.
Round 3 – Musoke seems the sharper fighter right now. Andrade still throwing with power, but the wild nature of the blows is making it easier for Musoke to evade. Musoke gets inside and locks the body again. He wants the back. He gets to it with a little effort, and he drags Andrade to the floor. Musoke is firmly in the position. Andrade controlling the hands and preventing the choke, but Musoke is racking up valuable time in control. Ninety seconds left. Time ticking away fro Andrade. Musoke still hunting for the choke. One minute remains. Crowd boos. They want action, but Musoke has earned the position. Andrade tries to punch behind him, but that’s not doing much. Musoke finishes on the back, and he takes the round on the MMAjunkie card, 10-9, giving him the fight 29-28.
Result: Nicholas Musoke def. Viscardi Andrade via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)