Welterweight Championship: Ben Askren (c) vs. Karl Amoussou - Round 1 - Amoussou comes out hard and lands a big right hand. Askren is looking to get inside and get the takedown now. Amoussou slips when throwing a kick and Askren is now on top. Askren doing his usual smothering top game stuff now while Amoussou is trying to throw a lot of strikes off his back. Amoussou is bleeding from the strikes of Askren but he is still looking for armbars and punching off his back. 10-9 Askren.
Round 2 - Right hand lands for Askren early in the round and then he ends up on his back as they scramble and now Amoussou drops for a heel hook. It was very deep but Askren does manage to get out and now he's on top. Bad idea to give up position going for the leg lock. Askren punching away and Amoussou is bleeding pretty badly now. Askren really opening up with some big punches now and Amoussou is just taking them. That was dominant 10-8 Askren.
Round 3 - Askren quickly with the takedown. He is just dominating. Punching Amoussou as much as he wants and completely owning this fight. Askren ends the round in full mount pounding away while the ref looks on. This should be stopped. 10-8 Askren.
There will be no fourth round. The referee has stopped the fight. Ben Askren wins by TKO (ref stoppage), round 3.