Round 1 - Referee Mario Yamasaki in the cage for the night's middleweight co-main event. Dollaway open with a jab and Sarafian circles on the outside. Dollaway reaches a little with some early punches, but Sarafian misses the counters. Crisp left lands for Sarafian. He rushes in with a right hand, and Dollaway smiles before missing a big right of his own. Dollaway kicks to the body and avoids a counter punch. Sarafian is swinging with bad intentions, but he's picking his shots. Big right hand lands to the temple and stuns Dolalway. Sarafian pushes in with the crowd chanting his name, but Dollaway scrambles up to his feet and resets. Dollaway lands again with a kick to the body, but Sarafian looks as if he's gaining confidence. Crowd chanting the local kid's name. Sarafian works a jab to the head and body. Leaping left scores for Sarafian. Dollaway still moving forward, but he is obviously aware of his opponent's power. Round ends, and MMAjunkie.com sees it for Sarafian, 10-9.
Round 2 - Sarafian rolling his shoulders and moving well as he tries o bait Dollaway into opening himself for a counter. Dollaway scores a straight left, and Sarafian misses a spinning heel kick. They scramble a bit, and Sarafian moves into the clinch, but Dollaway defends well before they break and reset. Stiff jab for Sarafian. Right hand scores for Sarafian, and drives through on a takedown. Dollaway rolls through it, and they spin all thew ay back to the feet. Dollaway keeps working the kicks and lands a few solid jabs. Sarafian catches a knee and trips Dollaway but doesn't follow. Two minutes left. Sarafian looks to be tiring a bit, but he's still moving well. He lands a nice overhand, but Dollaway does the same. Sarafian getting the better of the offense, but he alos seems to be slowing, and Dollaway is landing with more frequency. Dollaway tries to kick and eats a counter. Dollaway lands a big uppercut that stuns Sarafian as he tries to move in. Sarafian tries like hell to finish, but the bell sounds before h can. Tide turning. MMAjunkie.com likes the late flurry from Dollaway and gives him the round, 10-9.
Round 3 - Sarafian seems to have cleared the cobwebs and is moving well. Both fighters miss on high kicks. Big left lands for Sarafian. A right comes shortly after. Still, Dollaway absorbs the blows. Sarafian drops his hands and moves around the cage. Dollaway moves forward to chase. Sarafian with a crisp right, but Dolalway back with a left of his own. Dollaway scores a right hand, and Sarafian points at his chin for more. Dollaway obliges and then scores a takedown. He moves into mount. Sarafian turns and stands with no problem. Still, Dollaway stays tight and scores a takedown from the body lock. He moves to the back as Sarafian turns to his knees. Sarafian rolls again, and Dollaay takes mount. But Sarafian is wily underneath and turns and spins until he moves to top position. Less than two minutes. Sarafian in a good spot, but he needs to work. A few right hands come in from the top. Sarafian spins to Dollaway's back. Crowd erupts as Sarafian starts to seek the choke. Dollaway defends well and spins into the hold. Sarafian scrambles again at the close. The round ends with both transitioning, and it's a close final frame. MMAjunkie.com leans slightly toward Dollaway, 10-9, but not by much, giving him the fight 29-28. C.B. Dollaway def. Daniel Sarafian via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).