Returned all stakes due to the fight ending as a draw:
Round 1 - Referee Dan Miragliotta makes his first appearance of the night in the evening's final dark match. Bongfeldt misses on an early low kick. He fires again to the body, and Natal catches it and moves into the clinch. From there, it's straight to the ground. Bongfeldt scrambles underneath. Natal backs away and tries to bait him by walking away slowly and then firing a spinning punch, but Bongfeldt slips it. Natal scores another takedown anyway. Fast opening minute. Bongfeldt with full guard. Natal keeps his head tight and fires off hammerfists. Natal passes to side control. Bongfeldt tries to roll free, but Natal stays pinned to his back and delivers more hammerfists. Bongfeldt spins again and takes top, but Natal sweeps again. On the feet, and NAtal works an outside trip and stays pinned to Bongfeldt with a bodylock. Knees from the clinch, and Natal is all over Bongfeldt. Natal steps in front of Bongfeldt for another trip and works immediately to the back. Two minutes left, and Natal has both hooks in and is working on the choke. Bongfeldt rolls from side to side. He's keeping the arm off the neck, but he's not improving position. He finally turns in and sets up on top. Bongfeldt backs away, and Natal attacks the leg. Bongfeldt pulls free and when Natal rises, he delivers a driving takedown of his own. Entertaining scrambles ensue, and Bongfeldt again takes top position. Closing seconds, and Bongfeldt delivers on elbow from the top. MMAjunkie.com sees the round for Natal, 10-9.
Round 2 - Bongfeldt takes the center, and the two clash with punches. Natal falls to his back, and Bongfeldt immediately leaps in with more punches. Natal tries to cover up underneath, but Bongfeldt works to mount. Bongfeldt takes the back when Natal rolls. Natal spins in and works back to his feet. He thinks guillotine but settles for a clinch. Bongfeldt drops for a single leg. Natal grabs the fence to prevent it and gets an official wanting from Miragliotta. Natal apologizes. On the restart, Natal slips a punch and rives in for a double-leg takedown. It works, and he transitions first to side control and then the back. Both hooks in as the fighters are on their left-hand sides. Natal takes mount when Bongfeldt spins, and he stays on the back when Bongfeldt spins again. Bongfeldt continues to roll and works back to his feet, but Natal immediately drags him back to the floor. Bongfeldt right back up, but Natal is clearly superior in his positioning on the floor. Natal again takes the back. He nearly sneaks the right arm under the chin in the closing seconds, but Bongfeldt survived. Close round with the early flash knockdown, but MMAjunkie.com sees it for Natal, 10-9.
Round 3 - Natal came out without his mouthpiece, so he needs a break 10 seconds in. Corwd doesn't like it. Natal ducks in for a takedown on the restart, but Bongfeldt stands him up. Bongfeldt drives in a knee to the gut. Natal retreating, and he's trying to counter Bongfeldt's punches with a takedown. Bongfeldt forced to chase him around the cage. Bongfeldt delivers a low kick defends a takedown, then kicks the body. Natal trying desperately for a trip, but Bongfeldt able to shake him off. Bongfeldt kicks the outside of the leg. Bongfeldt delivers another kick and moves into the clinch. He lets go and resets. Natal staggers away. He's got nothing left. Bongfeldt delivers another punch to the gut and trips Natal to the floor. Bongfeldt drops down into a mount, and NAtal locks the body to avoid damage. Bongfeldt lands a few punches and elbows from the top. Natal spins and nearly pushes up to his feet. Natal hanging on as best he can, simply staling underneath and hoping for a standup. Bongfeldt tiring, but he's delivering when he can. One minute left. Natal spins and tries to attack Bongfeldt's leg. Bongfeldt slips it out with ease and punches a turtling Natal. Natal trying to desperately to roll and spin, but Bongfeldt punching for his life. They're tired punches, but they are landing. Round ends there. Bongfeldt didn't do enough from the top for a 10-8, but MMAjunkie.com will give him the round, 10-9. Nevertheless, MMAjunkie.com awards Natal the win, 29-28. Rafael Natal and Jesse Bongfeldt fight to a majority draw (28-28, 28-28, 29-28 Natal).