Round 1 - Referee Leon Roberts in the cage as we go live on FIEL TV. Hollett takes the center as Maldonado backs to the cage. They exchange punches early as they feel out the distance. Turning low kick from Hollett lands to the cup. He apologizes, but Maldonado is on the floor. Roberts communicating with the Brazilian, who is on obvious pain. Still, he crawls up says he'll continue. He stomps his legs a little as Hollett apologizes. Maldonado rushes forward with punches that miss. Hollett staying at distance. Maldonado waves him in, but Hollett shoots in on a takedown. Maldonado falls to half-guard. Roberts calls for action, and it's a quick stand-up. On they restart, they move back in to the clinch. Crowd chants for Maldonado, but he's stuck on the fence. Hollett controlling the clinch, but Roberts breaks them apart again. Hollett kicks the leg. Maldonado again asks for more. Instead, Hollett shoots in on a takedown. Maldonado tries to grab the neck as he falls, but Hollett pulls free. Hollett finishes the round on top and earns the first on the MMAjunkie.com card, 10-9.
Round 2 - Maldonado tries to push forward, but Hollett stuns him witha few quick punches. Maldonado continues to impress, but Hollett is a touch quicker with his hands. Spinning back kick for Hollett lands to the chest. Maldonado punches the body. Hollett lands a straight and a jab, but the iron-chinned Maldonado doesn't budge. Into the clinch, and Maldonado works the body. Hollett answers with a few knees, but Maldonado continues to work in short punches to the body. Hollett spins off the cage and retursn the favor before backing away. Maldonado picking up the colume. Hollett thinks about takedown, but Maldonado stuffs it and continues to work the gut. Hollett's right eye is busted up, and he looks to be tiring. He pushes in from the outside and trues to tie things up, but they eventually break apart. Hooks traded, and Maldonado pats his chin. He wants more. Instead Hollett looks for another takedown. Maldonado hops on one leg to the fence and keeps his balance. Maldonado tries an inside trip that doesn't come. Instead, he continue to rip to the body. Hollett bleeding over his left eye, and the bodyshots must be taking their toll. Round ends, and MMAjunkie.com sees it for Maldonado, 10-9.
Round 3 - With the crowd in a frenzy, Hollett earns an early takedown. Maldonado pops right back up and looks to work inside. Hollett tries to measure a few big punches, but Maldonado slips and absorbs them and goes back to work inside. Crowd on its feet as Maldonado works the head and body. Hollett staggers a bit before settling against the cage. Maldonado keeps up the assault. They're not finishing blows, but they're certainly doing damage. Two minutes remain. Hollett looks exhausted, but he's standing in there and taking the damage. Maldonado continues to press forward. Hollett leaping forward, but he can't score flush. Maldonado continues the pressure and adds a late takedown for good measure. Round ends, and MMAjunkie.com gives Maldonado the round, 10-9, awarding him he fight 29-28. Fabio Maldonado de. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-27)