Round 1 - Referee Kim Winslow returns for the evening's final preliminary bout. Stephens runs to the center. Davis circles left, then right. Tentative open as the sluggers check the distance. Stephens leaps in with a left that misses. They clinch briefly before moving away after both miss knees. Davis light on his feet as he moves around, but neither has yet to really score. Stephens kick the thigh. He pushes in, maybe looking for a takedown, but they clinch and he presses Davis to the cage. Davis circles off and trips Stephens to the floor. Davis in half-mount. Slow pace on the floor. Davis smothering on top, but Stephens scrambles o his feet. Davis continues to push in against the cage. They finally break. Davis lands a left hand after missing two jabs. They clash in the center, and Stephens staggers back after eating an overhand left counter. Davis rushes in to finish, but Stephens recovers quickly and clinches. Stephens throws a few knees, but the round ends there. MMAjunkie.com sees it for Davis, 10-9.
Round 2 - Stephens takes the center again, and he looks fully recovered. Big right misses, Stephens lands an outside leg kick. Davis with solid had movement as he slips a punch. Stephens tries to rush in with a knee, but Davis catches him with a counter straight. Stephens lands a straight right. Davis looking to counter everything Stephens does. Davis holds the center and tries to land a straight and move into the clinch, but Stephens pushes him away. Stephens just short on a spinning backfist. Very methodical pace. Davis really looking to outbox the slugger. Stephens drops a level and pushes Davis to the cage halfway into the round. Davis defending well. Davis grabs a single and trips Stephens, but as he falls, Stephens grabs a kimura on Davis' left arm. It looks dangerous briefly, but Davis quickly pulls it in to safety. Stephens gives it another go, but Davis ulls it in again. Shirt right hands from the top. Stephens tries a half-hearted guillotine form the bottom. Davis tries to get bust from the top. Stephens also firing from the bottom. Davis stands as the round ends. Close round, but MMAjunkie.com gives it Stephens, 10-9.
Round 3 - Stephens comes out firing heavy leather, but Davis mostly avoids. Stephens starting to open up a bit. Davis still looking to box, and he avoids most while delivering a few counters. Stephens lands a lead shot as Davis tries to move in. Left hook staggers Stephens briefly. Davis still showing nice movement, but Stephens does land a two-punch combination. Davis mixing in a few low kicks this round. Stephens lands to the body. Davis with a straight to the chin. Halfway in, and Stephens lands right hand on the button. Davis falls back, and he is out. Stephens dives in with one completely unnecessary blow before Winslow can get there. Jeremy Stephens def. Marcus Davis vis knockout (punch) - Round 3, 2:33.