Round 1 - Referee Kevin Dornan gets the undercard action started. Pyle paws with jabs and gets tagged with a body shot. Lennox lands a leg kick. Pyle closes, the two collide, then break off. Pyle with a jab, then a follow-up leg kick. Lennox stalking in. Lennox with another lunging body punch. Lennox with inside leg kick. Pyle is pawing with jabs, but not doing much else. Lennox with another lunging jab and a leg kick. Pyle gives a leg kick. Audience boos. Pyle tries to take the action down, but Lennox gets and underhook and keeps them up. They go back to a loose sparring match on the feet. Nothing big landing except for a few inside leg kicks and body punches. Lennox misses with a big hook. Lennox hints at a takedown, but doesn't follow through. Lennox with a nice body kick. Not much doing. They trade body kicks. Lennox with a nice body shot, then another. Audience is restless. Lennox misses with a bolo. The two clash and Pyle lands a knee in the clinch before they break off. Lennox lands a big left hook and looks to be on shaky legs, but as Lennox charges in, Pyle catches him with a straight right that staggers Lennox. Pyle immediately jumps on him and applies a guillotine, but Lennox squirms out and the round ends. MMAjunkie.com scores the round 10-9 for Pyle.
Round 2 - Lenox closing with punches, but Pyle lands nice straight right to open the fight. As Lennox leg kicks, Pyle clowns a little. Pyle is backing away with his body turned, almost daring Lennox to throw the bolo. Instead, he takes a big body shot. Lennox closes and the two spill to the canvas. Pyle snags an arm hinting at a kimura, and the two scramble for position. They turn over and over until Pyle ends up on top in half-guard. Pyle postures up briefly, but he puts his head into Lennox's chest and hints at a pass. Instead, Lennox re-gains guard. Pyle stands over him and wings a few shots down. Lennox pitches forward and Pyle chases him across the cage as they right themselves. But as they hit the cage, it's Lennox who drives Pyle down and ends up in Pyle's guard. Action has slowed markedly. Lennox with elbows to the body. Lennox posts up looking for something big, but he's tied up in Pyle's legs. Pyle rolls for an armbar and in the ensuing scramble Lennox is at his back as Pyle covers up on his hands and knees. MMAjunkie.com scores the round 10-9 for Pyle.
Round 3 - Knee lands early from Pyle. Lennox returns with a hook and a leg kick. Pyle meets a punch with a front kick. Pyle going hard with inside leg kicks. Lennox's face wears far more damage. But he's swinging for the fences with that hook, and Pyle is blocking them. Pyle with a nice straight right. Lennox with another blocked bolo. Pyle isn't giving him much--his strategy is to take the steam out of Lennox's predictable approach. As Lennox closes, he takes jabs and inside leg kicks broken up by the occasional straight right. Pyle taking control of the stand-up game. Pyle goes with a spinning hook kick, to which Lennox throws a spinning backlist. Both get air. Lennox's nose is bleeding badly. Pyle catches a punch as Lennox charges in, but he lands a knee at the cage edge before they break off. Lennox literally launches himself into Pyle and gets nothing. Pyle goes flatfooted and dares Lennox to throw. Lennox obliges, and plasters Pyle with a couple of big punches that have him in big trouble. Pyle gets the takedown and threatens with an armbar before catching his favorite submission, a triangle. Pyle alerts the ref that Lennox is out after throwing a few elbows to Lennox's dome. Official time is 4:44. Good win for Pyle. Mike Pyle def. Jesse Lennox via technical submission (triangle choke) - Round 3, 4:44.