Saffiedine takes it, that guy who likes picking underdogs is right again:
Round 1 - Saffiedine feigns a few jabs early, and he's trying to keep his level low. Saffiedine switching stances and trying to keep his distance while measuring a jab. Crowds wants instant action. Larson runs in with wild punches, but Saffiedine tags him with a counter. Larson stumbles and retreats. Larson yet to shoot, and he exchanges punches as well. Saffiedine gets the better of it. Larson circling with his back near the cage. Saffiedine lands a jab. Larson punches, but Saffiedine retreats and answers with his own series. Saffiedine misses a high kick. Larson runs forward recklessly. Saffiedine stays away, but Larson finally latches onto a leg. Saffiedine shows excellent balance and remains upright. Larson tries to suck him off the cage, but he trips back. As he falls, he tries to attack the leg. Saffiedine keeps it safe and fires a few right hands from the top. Larson pulls half-guard underneath. Larson looks to secure a kimura from underneath, but Saffiedine does a good job of keeping his arm safe while scoring points with strikes from the top. Saffiedine stands in the final seconds, and he takes the opening round on the MMAjunkie.com card, 10-9.
Round 2 - Saffiedine lands a nice right hand up the pipe. Larson continues to fight with his back against the cage. Saffiedine kicks the thigh. Saffiedine switches stances and jabs. Saffiedine misses a punch, but Larson's counters are no more successful. Larson continues to fight from the cage.He moves to the center, but he immediately retreats back. Saffiedine leaps in with a knee, and Larson catches it. However, Saffiedine again shows excellent balance while remaining upright. Larson holds Saffiedine's right leg, but "Sponge" won't be toppled. Knee inside from Saffiedine. Referee appears comfortable with the "action." Larson drops for a double, but Saffiedine pulls away. Saffiedine kicks the thigh on the restart. He just misses a high kick. Larson does not want to fight in the middle of the cage. He does land a leaping right. Saffiedine kicks the leg and presses in. Nothing there, and they reset. Little flurry in the end, and a few shots are dangerously close to the bell. Less offense in the round, but MMAjunkie.com sees it again for Saffiedine, 10-9.
Round 3 - Both fighters run to the middle, but guess where Larson goes? Yup - to the cage. Saffiedine measures him and lands a right hand. Saffiedine with a front kick. Low kick. Punches land flush, and Larson drops for a takedown. Saffiedine just backs away. High kick misses for Saffiedine - just over the top. Yes, he's throwing high kicks against someone who should theoretically be shooting in at all times. Larson grabs a single leg. Saffiedine spins to the cage and again shows excellent balance. Saffiedine slips his leg out and walks to Larson's back. Larson spins in, but Saffiedine is now on top throwing punches. Larson tries to keep the action close, but Saffiedine is elevating and landing while maintaining control. Saffiedine is landing left hands at will. Larson rolls to his side, but he's got nothing from his back. Round ends there. It's 10-9 Saffiedine on the MMAjunkie.com card, and he takes the fight 30-27. Poor showing from Larson. Tarec Saffiedine def. Brock Larson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).