Round 1 - Referee Herb Dean in charge of the first set of "The Ultimate Fighter 12" contestants to enter the cage. Watson kicks to the body then offers a hew to the legs. Into the clinch, and Chivitchian circles off and pushes Watson into the cage. He reverses quickly and fires a knee to the body. Watson grabs a high crotch but can't score the takedown. The two continue two jockey inside, They break briefly, but they clinch up again quickly. Watson finally gets a takedown. Chivitchian pops up, but Watson moves to the back and scores another takedown. Chivitchian again up immediately, and he pulls away and delivers a few crisp straights. Watscon answers with knees. Chivitchian really coming alive. Watson shoots in to nullify the strikes and gets another takedown. Chivitchian scrambles up but eats a few shots to the face. Chivitchian pulls away and finds a home for his jab. Watson retreats, and he trades punches with Chivitchian briefly. Watson kicks in the final seconds. MMAjunkie.com scores it for Watson, 10-9, but Chivitchian had some nice moments on the feet.
Rond 2 - Watson opens with a low kick Chivitchian moving in, and Watson lands a counter, but Chivitchian really starting to look comfortable. Watson clinches up. and drives a knee inside. Chivitchian pulls away and takes the center of the cage. Watson with an inside leg kick. Chivitchian works a jab, and he follows it with another. Watson rushes in with a telegraphed takedown, and Chivitchian easily avoids. Chivitchian pushes in against the cage before backing away to reset. Chivitchian has a high kick blocked. Chivitchian fires a wide punch, and a little of the zip is disappearing. Right hand scores inside for Chivitchian. Two minutes left. Watson kicks low and misses a Superman punch. Clinch, and Watson knees to the cup. Chivitchian takes a brief break with Dean's permission, but they're back quickly. Both fighters trade ineffectively and move into the clinch. Chivitchian circles and drives Watson into the cage. Chivitchian tries a hip toss in the closing seconds. Watson avoids it and takes the back. Round ends, and MMAjunkie.com sees it for Chivitchian, 10-9.
Round 3 - Chivitchian opens with a few straight punches, and the pop is back for now. Watson fakes a low kick and lands square on the chin. Chivitchian moving forward. Watson ducks for a takedown and grabs the legs, but he can't finish it. Traded low kicks. Chivitchian lands a short right. Watson working to counter, but Chivitchian has the best strikes right now. Watson clinches up and scores a takedown, but it falls on the side, and both fighters leap up immediately. Chivitchian with a low kick that staggers Watson. Both fighters moving the head well and searching for openings. Two minutes remain. Chivitchian walks into a counter. Watson kicks high again. Watson clinches up and tries for an outside trip, but Chivitchian retreats to the cage and stays upright. Chivitchian circles away and lands a short right hand. Hands traded inside before Watson retreats and resets. Watson kicks the body, but Chivitchian drives in a few more punches in the closing seconds. Another close round, but MMAjunkie.com gives it to Watson, 10-9, and gives him the fight, 29-28.Kyle Watson def. Sako Chivitchian via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).