Round 1 - Referee Josh Rosenthal in the cage as we go live on Spike TV. Soto land a jab from southpaw. He leaps in with a knee. McDonald having trouble settling in the earl going as Soto pushes in. Soto kicks low. Soto lands to the body. McDonald tags him with a crisp as he comes in with a low kick and is dropped. McDonald all over him with punches. Soto somehow makes it through the initial rush, but an uppercut lands on the button. A flurry of shots follow before Rosenthal can save him. Brutal finish.
Michael McDonald def. Alex Soto via knockout (punches) - Round 1, 0:56.