Round 1 - Roberts looks to engage quickly as Attonito circles. Roberts' high kick is checked. Roberts works low kicks, but his head kicks are continually checked. Attonito stalks but quickly must defend against an attack from the clinch. Attonito checks another head kick but continues pressing forward. Robers throws a head kick and trips to the mat. He's back up, and Attonito opens up with a flurry. He continues stalking. Roberts shoots, but Attonito fends it off. Attonito continues stalking. Roberts tries to mix in some punches and kicks, but Attonito avoids most of it. Attonito unloads some blows, but they're off mark. He continues circling after Roberts and counters with a right hand that briefly knocks Roberts to the mat (more of a slip than a knockdown of any sorts). Roberts tries some leaping knees and then shoots, but Attonito sprawls and collapses on top of him on the mat. A kneeling Roberts looks to control the wrists before rolling to his back. Attonito works from half guard and delivers a few punches before the round ends. It was a close round and hard to score, but MMAjunkie.com scores it 10-9 for Attonito.
Round 2 - Roberts shoots and gets the single-leg takedown, but Attonito is back up quickly. Roberts clings to him and continues working and finally gets the takedown. He takes Attonito's back in the process, secures his hooks, and looks for the rear-naked choke. Attonito defends, and Roberts may be positioned to high too score the submission. But he keeps at it. Attonito, though, slips free and then reverses the position. Roberts looks to secure an arm from the bottom, but he's forced to give it up as Attonito delivers body punches from the top. Attonito continues the peppering shots from half guard, stands out of a leg lock, and moves back to half guard. Attonito postures and delivers punches, but Roberts blocks most of them. Attonito works in forearm strikes as Roberts pulls him back into guard. Attonito's blows are starting to mount, and he continues with punches to the head and body. Roberts aptly defends but eats a big right. Attonito closes out the round with more blows. MMAjunkie.com scores it 10-9 for Attonito.
Round 3 - The fighters trade body kicks, but Attonito finds success with punches as he continues stalking. He counters with another nice right and then a low kick. He lands another, and Roberts clearly is fatigued. Roberts tries to kick back but is countered immediately. Attonito picks away with punches and low kicks, and Roberts may be on borrowed time. Attonito continues stalking and picking away at the fatigured fighter. A head kick drops Roberts, and Attonito pours on follow-up shots. Roberts somehow survives and ties up the action before they reset standing. Attonito stalks the injured prey, and Roberts can barely stand. He shoots to no avail, and Attonito punishes him with straight punches. Attonito lands another straight punch, check body kicks, sprawls and then delivers punches from top position while on the mat. Attonito stands over him and delivers kicks to the legs. Roberts hops back up and looks to engage, but he's nearly out of energy. Attonito snaps off a low kick, lands a couple straight punches, watches Roberts stagger, checks a body kick, and then wrestles his opponent to the mat. Attonito throws some punches and hammerfists before the fight ends. He didn't get the finish, but Attonito gets the round, 10-9, for a 30-27 win on our scorecard. Rich Attonito def. Daniel Roberts via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 29-28)