Round 1 - Referee Jason Herzog oversees the action. Camozzi towers over Yang in the center. Yang moves forward and lands a nice outside leg kick. Camozzi circling left and lands a nice combination. Yang returns to the low kick. Camozzi tries one of his own, but Yang catches it, closes the distance and tosses Camozzi to the floor with a bodylock. Yang with a clean hammerfist. He works aggressively to pass the guard. Camozzi tries to hold him up with a triangle choke, but Yang passes it and continues to punch. Camozzi works to his knees, and Yang tries to take the back. Camozzi feels the moves and reverses the position. Camozzi on top, but he returns to the feet, and Yang follows. Camozzi kicks to the body. Yang punches over the top. Camozzi lands a nice right hand that seems to stun Yang. Camozzi grabs a Thai clinch and delivers a knee before Yang pushes him away. More lead rights by Camozzi. Yang lands a nice two-punch combination, but Camozzi fires right back. Yang takes a second to tug at his knee pads. Both fighters have their mouths wide open, but Yang is moving straight in, and Camozzi is capitalizing on the lack of angles. That said, Camozzi walks into a straight that snaps his head back. Close round, but MMAjunkie.com sees it for Camozzi, 10-9, based on the more effective strikes. Very close.
Round 2 - Camozzi with an early kick, but Yang pushes in and secures a takedown. Camozzi tires to scramble up and briefly exposes his back. Yang can't secure it and Camozzi elevates and pops out the back door. Camozzi tries to jab at distance. Camozzi kicks, and Yang grabs it and pushes in again. He pulls away from the clinch after a stalemate. On the restart, Yang finds a home for a few straight punches. Camozzi scampers away after eating a few to the chin. Halfway in. Yang pushing in with more frequency. Camozzi settling for low kicks that aren't doing much damage. Camozzi does fire a knee into the body, and he secures a bodylock while pushing Yang into the cage. Can't capitalize, and Yang pulls away. Camozzi really seems to be hunting for the Thai clinch. Camozzi does land a knee, but Yang lands a straight punch up top. Camozzi telegraphs a shot, but Yang sprawls out. Both fighters settling for single striking attacks. Camozzi tries to rush in during the closing seconds, but Yang lands the counter. Another close round, but MMAjunkie.com gives Yang the nod, 10-9.
Round 3 - Yang takes the center, and the crowd applauds in hopes of an explosive third. Two jabs score for Camozzi, but Yang delivers a power shot. Yang tries for a takedown but catches a knee to the gut. Yang the aggressor, but Camozzi's reach a challenge at times. Camozzi lands a few glancing counter shots. A left straight for Camozzi wobbles Yang, and the crowd comes back to life. Yang tries for a hip toss, but Camozzi remains upright. Yang's face busted up from that power blow, but Camozzi resets at distance rather than remain on the attack. Yang telegraphs a shot, but Camozzi stuffs it, lands a high knee and a right to the chin as Yang moves away. Camozzi gets one knee from the clinch. Yang escapes, but he looks done halfway in. Inside leg kick from Camozzi. He follows with a glancing uppercut. Yang lands a lead hook but doesn't follow with more. Camozzi pushes in, but Yang slides to the side and moves to the back in a standing position. Camozzi tries to secure a kimura from the spot, but Yang circles away. Less then a minute. Big inside leg kick from Camozzi. Both fighters come up short on punches. Camozzi drops in a fee knees in the closing seconds, and he should have done enough to take the fight. MMAjunkie.com sees the final round for Camozzi, 10-9, and awards him the fight, 29-28. Chris Camozzi def. Dongi Yang via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).