Round 1: Mach Sakurai clips Chonan which sends him to the mat. Sakurai followed Chonan to the ground and looked to cause damage from the top. The fighters are back to their feet with a minute and a half left. Chonan lands a kick to Mach's thigh. Sakurai with a spinning hook kick. Leg kick from Chonan. Mach clinches and gets the fight to the ground but can't keep it there. 30 seconds left and they're clinched against the ropes. The referee calls for action and so do I. Where's the USA chant when you need it?
Round 2: Sakurai clinches as the round begins. Chonan spins off the ropes and lands an uppercut on the exit. Mach back to clinch work and the referee breaks the fighters after Mach didn't try to attack from the clinch. Left hook from Sakurai. Right hook from Chonan. Combination from Sakurai. Sakurai clinches and gets the fight to the ground. Sakurai working from side control and Chonan lands knees to the head from the bottom. Minute remaining and Sakurai staying busy from the top.
Round 3: Mach and Ryo trade body shots before Sakurai clinches. Uppercut-left hook from Chonan lands flush. Chonan is pushing the action looking to finish Mach before the end of the round. Mach is definitely time from the first two rounds of action. Mach clinches and gets the takedown. He's looking to cruise the final minute. WOAH! Sakurai passes mount and gets Chonan's back. He's looking to finish the RNC! Chonan reverse and finishes the round on top. It's too little too late.
Official Result: Hayato Sakurai defeats Ryo Chonan by Unanimous Decision