Round 1 - A tentative/respectful start. Souza either goes for a Capoeira hand-stand kick or a scissors takedown. Oropeza back steps and clinches with an underhook, pushing Souza on the cage. Souza grabs a tight body lock and circles Oropeza onto the fence but disengages on behalf of a big Oropeza up-knee.
Oropeza charges with a flurry and they clinch -- Souza attempts a semblance of a belly to belly suplex and pulls Oropeza on top of him ala ninja Scott Morris vs. Pat Smith at UFC 2. "Sammy O" comes forward and pastes Souza with a Lawler-esque lunging right hook, dropping him. Oropeza pounces and lands a volley of unhindered left hands; Souza protests the stoppage despite staring at the canvas throughout the closing flurry.
Sam Oropeza defeats Cristiano Souza by TKO (punches), Round 1