Round 1: Warren presses to the fence early, gaining the clinch and trying to take down Galvao. Galvao falls on Warren, gets the back, and starts teeing off on Warren. Warren blocks the shots and rolls over. Galvao can't keep Warren stable in the position, and Warren spins out. They scramble back to the feet. Both men struggling to maintain the dominant position in the clinch. Galvao is visibly bigger, moving around Warren. Warren attempts to dump Galvao, but Galvao once again topples on top of Warren. Galvao tries to slip the hooks in, but Warren defends. Back to the feet, Galvao lands a solid knee. Warren in the clinch again, eating knees, attempts to throw Galvao. Galvao uses the fence to stop the spin and topple Warren. Warren relentlessly regains his feet, presses once again. Galvao topples Warren again... and Warren gets back to his feet. The cycle continues. Warren finally separates with 1:30 left in the round. Warren lunges in, lands a nice straight right, then strangles Galvao's waist. Galvao defends. Warren backs off, then comes forward with strikes. Everything misses. Warren is visibly slower now with 20 seconds left. He presses forward with strikes, misses, but dumps Galvao at the end of the round. BloodyElbow.com scores it Marcos Galvao 10-9.
Round 2: Warren taking some damage early from Galvao, eating a few knees and blows. Galvao is attempting to counter Warren's rushes with knees. Galvao is getting tired, and we all know that Warren will be relentless to the end. Galvao landing some nice lefts and rights, and a huge knee as Warren attempts to clinch. Galvao eats a heavy right to the body as Warren comes forward once again. Galvao continues to stuff Warren in the clinch, very impressive. Galvao is dead tired now. Warren is attempting to dump Galvao, but Galvao's length is troubling. Galvao with another knee to Warren's granite chin. Wow.... another huge knee from Galvao. Warren is an absolute beast. He's eating knee after knee and eventually dumps Galvao with 0:30 seconds left. Warren isn't doing much, round easily goes to Marcos. BloodyElbow.com scores it 10-9 Marcos Galvao.
Round 3: Warren comes out hard in the third, pressing the action instantly. Galvao counters and clips Warren a couple of times, but Warren doesn't seem to care. Warren charges forward, taking down Galvao. Galvao attempts to escape, but Warren keeps him down. Galvao regains his feet after threatening with a submission. Warren takes down Galvao as Galvao visibly holds the fence. He lets go as the referee warns him. Warren in top control now. Warren smothering Galvao in wrestling in this round, but can he finish? Three minutes pass, round ends. Warren smothers Galvao for the rest of the round from the top. BloodyElbow.com scores it 10-9 Joe Warren, scoring the bouts 29-28 for Marcos Galvao.
Official scores: Judge Chuck Wolf has it 30-27, while judges Henry Gueary and Brooks Mason each see it 29-28 in favor of the winner by unanimous decision, Joe Warren.
I think Marcos Galvao should have gotten the decision, 29-28.
I think BFC underestimated Marcos and purposely put him up against Joe for Joe to use him as a stepping stone. BFC thought Joe will get an easy win to look good and go on to defend his title for whoever next for him.
Marcos is an unknown fighter in BFC, why would BFC put him against a champion. If Joe Warren wants to have a non-title match, why does it have to be Macro who hasn't even had 1 single fight in BFC. Why can't Joe fight someone who already has 2 or 3 fights in BFC?
Does anyone think Marcos was paid to "go easy" on Joe. I don't fight so I can't tell but does anyone think Marcos wasn't trying hard enough to stop Joe?