Round 1 – “Slick”Willie Parks is a big favorite in this bout. He appears much shorter than Yager’s hair. Both guys are 27, although Parks looks 35 or 40. Touch gloves. Left hand from Parks, he’s chasing Yager. Parks lands another left and Yager goes down, but he jumps back up with a jumping roundhouse. Parks shoots, pushes Yager against the cage. Big slam from Parks who is on top in half guard. Big right from Yager from off his back. Yager with full guard. Yager striking off his back. Parks postures up with big punches. Ref watching closely. Yager gets his feet on the fence. Parks was an Iowa State wrestler. Parks was at one time roommate with Cain Velasquez in college. Parks postures up with a big right. One minute to go. Parks has his arms in arm triangle position but he’s not able to get his leg free to move over. Yager lands a couple nice elbows before the bell. 10-9 Parks.
Round 2 – Overhand right from Yager misses and Parks puts him on his back but Yager locked him up in a guillotine and Parks taps out. That’s an ENORMOUS win for Yager and the crowd is DEAD silent. Our girl Susan Cingari has an interview with Yager that we did not have time to get up before this fight, but it will be posted as soon as we can so stay tuned for that.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jamie Yager def. Willie Parks by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 2 (:21)