Round 1 - Roller lands a nice left jab to open the fight. He then looks to use low kicks to set up punches, but Tavares easily snuffs it out. Roller then ducks under a punch. Tavares stays light on his feet but eats a straight left to the belly. Roller is the aggressor early, but little is landing. Tavares fires back but like Roller has too much distance. Roller paws a jab and backs up his opponent, but little is landing from either. The fighters miss on kicks from varying levels, and Tavares whiffs with a wild hook. Roller does the same but follows up with a nice knee to the chest. Tavares unloads a combo and wobbles Roller, who's trying to regain his wits. Tavares surpisingly backs up, and Roller appears recovered. Roller tries a low-kick, punch again, but Tavares easily peddles away. Tavares snaps off a solid low kick. Roller shoots, but Tavares easily stuffs it. Roller may still be dealing with cobwebs, but he tries to strike out of it. Tavares remains patient and avoids the punches and kicks. Roller shoots again. Tavares sprawls, and Roller pushes him against the cage to wait out the round. MMAjunkie.com scores it 10-9 for Tavares.
Round 2 - The fighters circle to open the round, and Roller struggles to land anything. Tavares finds success with his jab and a couple low kicks. Roller moves forward with a combo, but Tavares ducks under it and gets the takedown. Roller gets back to his feet, paws his left and then drops Tavares with a flush right. Roller pounces with a couple follow-up blows before the ref can halt the bout. Amazing knockout. Shane Roller def. Thiago Tavares via KO (punches) - Round 2, 1:28