They really are ... for a guy as inconsistent as Masvidal and a pretty decent seeming undefeated 2-0 prospect the odds seem too lopsided. Not enough to go crazy, but this deserves at least a small investment.
Round 1 - Chiesa is quickly in on a takedown. Masvidal defends well against the fence, but Chiesa picks the leg and drags him to the floor. Masvidal is patient against the fence and climbs back up. Once there, Chiesa tags him, and Masvidal hits the floor. Chiesa follows with big shots before trying to lock in a choke. Crazy sequence. Masvidal somehow survives it and crawl back to the feet where he takes over and lands a huge kick to the body. Two-punch combo lands for Chiesa. Masvidal in the center and walking forward. Masvidal patiently stalks. Chiesa kicks the body. Straight left lands. Masvidal scores with a right hand in the final minute. Chiesa doing a good job of linking together his punches and kicks. Masvidal with a nice left, but he slips on a kick to close. Good round, but MMAjunkie.com gives the first to Chiesa, 10-9.
Round 2 - Masvidal moves to the center. Chiesa shoots in and drags Masvidal to the floor. Masvidal wraps the neck as he sits against the cage. He turns it to a nice guillotine choke, but Chiesa pulls his head free after a few tense moments. Chiesa immediately back in on another takedown attempt. Masvidal again scrambles free and then peppers the body. Right hand for Masvidal. Kick to the body. Two punches for Chiesa and he has a kick caught. He answers by firing off a spinning kick with the free leg, but it's short. He sets up on the bottom. Chiesa rolls for a kimura, but Masvidal stalls it and fires heavy punches from the top. Chiesa turns to his knees, but Masvidal blasts him with knee to the body and then swarms with punches. Chiesa works his legs high, looking for options. Nothing there, but it does slow the attack. Chiesa scrambles, and Masvidal tries for the back in the final minute. He can't quite get it, but he circles around to the front and locks in a choke from there. It's tight. Clapper sounds, and Chiesa tries to hang on. Can't do it, and he taps right before the horn. Jorge Masvidal def. Michael Chiesa via submission (D'arce choke) - Round 2, 4:59