Round 1 - Lots of circling early. Galvao goes high with a kick but doesn't have much behind it. Patino answers with a combo and high that are checked. Galvao rushes in and puts his opponent against the cage. Patino is forced to the mat, and Galvao tries to pull him away from the cage. Galvao then postures up and delivers some punches as Patino works a butterfly guard. But Galvao uses the opportunity to move into side control. Patino tries to get back to his feet, and Galvao takes his back from the standing position. Patino is hunched over but eventually shakes his opponent off, and we restart. Patino goes low with a kick and eats a counter punch. Patino moves in with lunging shots but doesn't have the reach. Galvao answers with a nice left to the side of the head. Patino lands a nice combo, and Galvao falls backward. Patino moves in with punches and knocks Galvao back down when gets to a knee. Galvao gets back up but eats more big shots, and he's clearly wobbly. Both fighters look exhausted. Galvao shoots lazily, and Patino collapses on top of him and looks for a dominant top position. MMAjunkie.com scores the round 10-9 for Patino, who came on strong at the end.
Round 2 - Galvao rushes in despite obviously gasping for breath. Patino sidesteps it, rushes in with punches and kicks, but he can't land anything. Galvao shoots and attempts a grad-takedown, but Patino puts his back against the cage to stay upright. Galvao, though, finally gets the takedown and works from his opponent's guard. Patino goes back to butterfly guard, and Galvao postures up to deliver punches and then frees a leg as Patino tries to secure guard. Galvao throws short elbows to the ribs. Patino again with the butterfly guard and tries to kick his way free, but Galvao moces back into his guard. Galvao then postures up to throw a punch and misses, but he delivers punches and knees to the ribs of his kneeling opponent. Patino nearly gets to his feet, but Galvao pulls him back to the mat, takes his back, locks in hooks, but Patino somehow escapes to his feet. Galvao tries to wrestle him back to the mat and finally puts Patino in his back. Galvao nearly secures the mount and delivers punches, and Patino's open guard allows his opponent to posture up and deliver more blows. Patino seems to be absorbing most without problem, and Galvao is slowing due to fatigue. With the 10-second warning, Galvao postures up and delivers another quick burst of shots to secure the round, 10-9.
Round 3 - Both fighters look a bit fatigued as the final round begins. Patino moves in with an uppercut that misses wide. A punch and high kick then miss, and Galvo easily takes the fight to the mat while his opponent is off balance. Working from half guard, he delivers a steady stream of punches to the head and chest. Galvao continues maneuvering for better position, takes his opponent's back, throws punches, and then rolls him over. Patino again kneels, and Galvao again delivers punches while on his back. Patino gets to his feet and eats punches on the way up, and Galvao takes him back down and continues the assault. Suddenly, the bout is waved off after Galvao connects on a few more punches.
Andre Galvao def. Jorge Patino via TKO (strikes) - Round 3, 2:45.