Round 1 - Referee Mario Yamasaki in the cage. Herman takes the center, and Noke just misses a nasty front kick to the head. Noke does land a crisp right, but Herman sweeps to top on a takedown attempt. Noke pops up and earns a trip in a scramble, and he sets up in Herman's guard. Herman working hard for an armbar underneath. He gets close, and he shifts but Herman still has his legs on the shoulder. Noke postures and shakes and finally gets free. Herman immediately back into a triangle setup. Herman thinks omo plata, but he shifts into an armbar. Noke spins around, but he's not out of trouble. Herman still has the arm, and leans back with force. Noke somehow survives and actually advances into half-mount. He tries to pass to mount, but Herman feels it, squeezes free and latches onto a leg. Herman forgoes the knee bar and takes a heel-hook, and Noke is forced to tap. Excellent work from Herman. Ed Herman def. Kyle Noke via submission (inverted heel-hook) - Round 1, 4:15.