Round 1 - Nazare is upwards of a -1500 favorite here and he is blasting Barrantes with punches early. Nazare is tagging him with punches and a big head kick that buckles Barrantes' knees. Barrantes tried to trade with him in a flurry but Nazare had the far better accuracy. Nazare with a takedown and there is a lot of blood coming from around the nose of Barrantes. Barrantes tries to get his legs up for a triangle or armbar but Nazare avoids any trouble at all. Nazare looks for a guillotine as the round ends but can't finish it. 10-8 Nazare, Barrantes did nothing.
Round 2 - Barrantes tries to come out aggressive but Nazare is just tight with his defense and lands a few strikes before getting the takedown. Nazare working effectively from inside the half guard of Barrantes. Barrantes is eventually able to sweep the much better Nazare but they end up back standing. Nice uppercuts by Nazare hurt his opponent but he elects for another takedown. THe round ends and it was another clear one for Nazare.
Before the third round begins the doctor calls an end as Barrantes' eye was completely swollen shut.
Rene Nazare wins by TKO (doctor stoppage), round 2.