Round 1 - Schaub works the jab. He looks for body kicks and then clinches and delivers body punches before resetting. Schaub is winging the left, but a light-footed Filipovic easily avoids. The fighters clinch, and Filipovic pushes him into the cage. Schaub reverses and works knees to the legs. The fighters throw short punches from the clinch, and Schaub is warned about a strike to the back of the head. Filipovic looks to move forward with punches, and Schaub ducks and easily gets the takedown. Schaub stands and eats an upkick, but he's not allowing Filipovic off his back while he circles around him. He dives back in with a right but misses. He works ground and pound to the head and body. Filipovic keeps a tight guard, but Schaub postures up and delivers some heavy right hands. Schaub gets overzealous and loses his base, and Filipovic wrestles his way back to his feet. Schaub clinches and puts him against the cage. Schaub works short punches tot he gut and then a knee. MMAjunkie.com scores it 10-9 for Schaub.
Round 2 - Schaub stays at distance. Filipovic goes high with a head kick, but it's checked, and Schaub immediately gets the takedown. Schaub postures up to deliver right hands and looks to pass guard. Filipovic ties him up in full guard. Filipovic tries to kick his way free but connects on an illegal kick since Schaub had one knee on the mat. After a timeout, they clinch, and Schaub puts Filipovic against the cage. Filipovic reverses and works knees to the legs. Schaub reverses and retains the clinch. The fighters continue jockeying for position, and Schaub lands a nice knee from the clinch before Filipovic's back against the cage again. The battle for position continues with some short punches from close range. Schaub now is showing a deep facial cut near the left eye, and blood is dripping. The ref calls for a timeout, and Schaub is deducted a point for another punch to the back of the head while in the clinch. Schaub closes the distance and presses Filipovic against the cage. He then lands a nice knee to the body before resetting. Filipovic lands some nice punches from the clinch before the round ends. MMAjunkie.com scores it 10-9 for Schaub, but with the point deduction, it's 9-9.
Round 3 - An early Filipovic low kicks nails Schaub, and we've got a timeout. Schaub clinches, delivers punches, and then ducks and scores a takedown. Filipovic gets up, but Schaub takes him back down. Filipovic keeps a tight guard, but Schaub rains down some steady punches. Schaub frees a leg and moves into half guard. Schaub stands, and Filipovic hops back to his feet. The fighters trade from close range before resetting. They clinch again. Schaub checks a high kick that draws ahhhs from the crowd. Schaub shoots, Filipovic collapses on top of him, and they go back to their feet. Once up, Schaub drops him with a big overhand right to the temple. Filipovic hits the mat in a heap, and the fight is called off. Brendan Schaub def. Mirko "Cro Cop" FIlipovic via TKO (punch) - Round 3, 3:24