Round 1 - Southpaw Ronson working a quick jab. He counters over the top of a Prazeres kick to the body. Prazeres gets inside on the body and tries to drag the fight down. Ronson hits a knee but pops back up. Prazeres stays tied to the body and just muscles Ronson to the floor. Prazeres in side control. He tries to step over to the back, but Ronson crawls up. Prazeres sumps him again with a nice slam to the canvas. Prazeres scoots around to the back. Ronson trying to work to his feet. Prazeres attacks the neck but gets more of a crank than a choke. He lets go, but he's tight on the back. Prazeres goes again for the choke but can't get it. He tries to move over to mount, but Ronson prevents the pass. Prazeres relentless with the attempts, but Ronson survives. Still MMAjunkie.com gives the first to Prazeres, 10-9.
Round 2 - Ronson with an early front kick. Prazeres slips under a punch and takes Ronson quickly to the canvas and again to the back. Ronson scrambles up, but Prazeres drives in for another takedown. Ronson gets his back to the fence and complains to Lavigne that nothing is happening. Prazeres punches him a few times in the face and then stands to get into a front control position. Prazeres threatening a guillotine, but Ronson pulls up and walks away. Ronson tries to get busy on the feet, but Prazeres just pushes in again and drives the action to the floor. Prazeres just outmuscling his opponent right now. Ronson gets to his feet, but he's got no space at all to work. He finally pulls away with a little more than a minute remaining. High kick lands for Ronson. Kick to the body scores. Two punches score, and he defends a takedown. He pushes a second one aside. Ronson showing signs of life, but time winding down here. Round ends, and MMAjunkie.com gives it to Prazeres, 10-9.
Round 3 - Ronson looks lively to start, and he scores with a push kick to the body. A side kick comes in, as well. Ronson scores with a nice lead uppercut. Prazeres tries to shake it out, but he's slowing a touch. Kick to the legs for Ronson. Left to the body. High kick blocked, but he's turning up the pressure. Prazeres shoots in but is stuffed. He does score with a right hand. He catches a kick and counters with a left. Ronson overcommits with an uppercut, and Prazeres slips under it, but he can't get the takedown. Ronson pulls away, and Prazeres stays on his back. Ronson kicks the legs a bit before finally backing away. Quick punches from both on the restart. Ronson getting the better of it, but he's not landing flush. One minute left, and Prazeres finally gets underneath and in on a takedown. He'll be happy to stay here. Ronson turns to his knees and crawls to his feet. He uses the cage to turn in and scores with a powerful slam, rifling punches at the bell. Unfortunately, it's too little, too late, and MMAjunkie.com gives him the final round, 10-9, but awards Prazeres the fight 29-28.
Result: Michel Prazeres def. Jesse Ronson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)