Round 1 - Referee Steve Mazzagatti in charge of the evening's final preliminary contest. Kelly throws a punch off the touch of gloves, but Cerrone ducks under and scores takedown. Kelly tries to control the head, but Cerrone slips free and moves into mount. Kelly bucks free, and the two reset on the feet. Kelly misses a flying knee but follows with a crisp left hook. Cerrone lands a knee to the belly. Both fighters punching early, and Cerrone mixing in a few low kicks. Kelly looking to stick and move to negate the reach advantage. Cerrone stalking, with straight punches. Kelly lands a stiff right hand. Two minutes remain. Kelly's hands seem a little quicker, but Cerrone mixes in a few kicks to the body and legs. Cerrone ducks under again and scores a second takedown. Cerrone in half-mount. Kelly tries to control with overbooks, but Cerrone drives in a few knees to the body. Cerrone finally works an arm free and delivers a few short elbows. Kelly has a nasty cut by his right eye, and it's flowing freely. Round ends there, and MMAjunkie.com gives it to Cerrone, 10-9.
Round 2 - In the pocket again, and Kelly again misses a flying knee but follows with the left hook that scores. Kelly's hands again a little quicker in the early going, and he's dangerous at the right range. Kick to the body for Cerrone. Kelly answers to the legs. Kelly still moving forward and landing up top. Cerrone retreating well and mixing in low kicks. Jabs traded. Cerrone ducks into a guillotine choke, and Kelly drops back to try and finish. Cerrone quickly pulls his head free and again sets up in half-mount. Cerrone advances to mount. It's a high mount, and Kelly rolls. Cerrone takes the back and locks in a figure-four around the waist. Cerrone lands a few bunches as he lies on his own back, and Kelly is bleeding by the right eye. Cerrone adjusts and locks in the rear-naked choke. It looks very deep, and Kelly tries to spin free, but he has no choice but to tap with the textbook finish. Donald Cerrone def. Paul Kelly via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 3:48.