Jose Vega vs. Ed West - Round 1 - High kick from West is blocked. Right hand by Vega lands and West smiles at him. A bit of a scramble ends up with Vega having a front headlock and now he's on top. West is feeling around for a submission and is looking to attack the neck. West has the half guard and now gains full guard and immediately goes to rubber guard and trying to use it to sweep. He can't sweep but he's close to locking in a triangle. Now it's almost locked in. West can't quite cut off the blood but he's using the hold to land strikes to the head of Vega. The round ends and it should be a West round 10-9.
Round 2 - West tries for a throw and while he ends up on bottom he's looking to lock up a triangle again and somehow Vega is bleeding badly, it may have been due to a clash of heads on the takedown but that's just a guess on my part. West transitions to an armbar and Vega manages to get out. West goes back to the armbar attempt again and again can't sink it. He's being so aggressive that it's taking away Vega's ability to really work for anything. West with a kimura attempt and Vega rolls so West uses it as a chance to take the back. Both hooks in now. West keeps looking for the rear naked and just can't get his elbow under the chin. Vega manages to turn back over and the round ends. 10-9 West again.
Round 3 - Vega with a nice uppercut and now he ducks under and looks to be taking the back of Ed West as the go to the ground. West turns and Vega is on top in side control. West manages to stand back up and almost is able to lock in a guillotine choke standing but has to give it up. Jab lands for West. West with a hard kick to the body and Vega fires back with a leg kick that lands to the groin of West so we have a brief break in the action. As they resume West ducks under a punch from Vega and counters with a combination. Leg kick lands for Vega. West lands a high kick and the round ends. I don't see this decision possibly going to Vega. 30-27 West on my card.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 West, 29-28 Vega, 29-28 West. Ed West wins by split decision.