Round 1 - Referee Kerry Hatley in the cage. Natal feigns a kick and paws a few jabs as he circles around Attonito. Big left hook for Attonito. Natal tries to counter and moves away. Low kick for Natal. Attonito walks into a knee, but his hands look crisp early. Attonito to the body. Natal lands a few wild swinging hooks. Natal with a slapping low kick. Attonito ducking his head as he punches, and Natal looks like he's timing it early. Right hand counter lands for Natal. Natal with a high kick that's partially blocked. Wild hooks by both, but the longer Natal gets the best of it. Low kick from Attonito. Halfway in. Natal moving away well, though Attonito does land to the gut. Attonito kicks low, and Natal just misses over the top. High kick from Natal blocked. Attonito answers with low kicks. Side kick from Natal scores. Attoito ducks inside and lands a big right. Natal hits the deck. Attonito pounces with some 17 blows that connect with varying degrees of effectiveness. He lets Natal back to his feet, and the Braizlian has obviously not recovered yet. Attonito attacks, but he stays a little too far away. Natal stays away and shakes out the cobwebs. He shoots in and brings Attonito to the floor. Natal in half-mount. Attonito gains guard when Natal looks for the choke. Round ends there. Natal had a slight lead before getting clocked, and MMAjunie.com gives Attonito the round on that damage, 10-9.
Round 2 - Bot fighters back to boxing again early. Natal mixing a few kicks as well, and both fighters narrowly miss on a few homerun shots. Natal slips on a high kick, and he staggers as he regains his feet. Natal jabbing, and Attonito trying to get inside to deliver another massive punch. Natal using his kicks to maintain distance. Natal finally shoots in, and Attonito pulls guard. We're halfway in. Attonito does a good job f defending underneath and preventing any offense from Natal. Scramble back up t the feet. Pace slows justa bit. Attonito misses a lead left. Attonito does land to the body, and Natal nearly ducks into another uppercut. Attonito looks for a takedown, but it's not there. Natal maintains his distance. Natal tries for another takedown, but it's not there, either. It's a close round again, but MMAjunkie.com awards it to Natal narrowly, 10-9, based on his control of the pace and the one takedown.
Round 3 - Attonito pressing early as he tries to close the gap. Natal kicks high, but it's blocked. He throws again and lands a slapping blow. Natal ducks under a hook and tries a takedown, but Attonito pulls away. Natal jabs to maintain distance, but Attonito sneaks in a few right hands. Attonito catches a kick and lands one punch, but Natal pulls away before his opponent can really capitalize. Natal telegraphs a takedown, and Attonito shoves him to the floor and sets up in top position. Attonito postures and lands a few punches. He stands, avoids a few upkicks and dives in with a punch. Attonito on top in Natal's guard halfway in. Natal working his hips and legs underneath, but Attonito staying tight and firing punches when he can. Natal tries to grab wrist control on Attonito left arm, but he yanks it free and delivers a few punches. Attonito is claiming the round by staying on top and defending well. Elbow from the top with one minute left. Natal still trying to work, but Hatley stands them with 30 seconds left. Natal throws a high kick. Natal leaps in with a hook, but Attonito scores with the counter and sends Natal to the deck securing the likely win. MMAjunkie.com sees the final frame for Attonito, 10-9, and awards him the fight, 29-28. Rich Attonito def. Rafael Natal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).