Round 1 - Referee Bo Nesslein in the cage for this lightweight contest, the evening's first fight to stream on Facebook. Means in a southpaw stance to open. Low kicks traded to start. Means takes the center as Magalhaes circles left. Nice cutting low kick from Magalhaes before missing on a few punch attempts. Magalhaes continues with the low kicks, and Mean nearly catches him with a counter straight. Magalhaes shoots in, but Means stands him up and counters with a knee inside. Flurry from both, but Means mixes in knees under Magalhaes' punches. Means gaining confidence, and he's stalking. Knee lands to finish a combo. Another knee scores. Means waves his opponent in. Another combo sends Magalhaes to the floor, but he seemed to go there by himself. Means follows to the floor and nearly locks in a choke but returns to the feet when Magalhaes sweeps. Final minute, and Means is in control on the feet. Magalhaes busted up under his right eye. Magalhaes moving side to side on the cage, but Means just walking him down. Stiff low kick lands for Means, as does a knee before the round ends. Good work from Means, who takes the opening round 10-9 on the MMAjunkie.com card.
Round 2 - Means with an early low kick, and Magalhaes catches it but can't get the fight to the floor. Means continues his assault on the feet. Magalhaes moving but looks frustrated and uncertain of how to overcome the reach disadvantage and get the fight to the floor. Magalhaes tries to land an overhand into a clinch, but Means sees it and backs away. Magalhaes does land an overhand left, and he gets a bodylock but Means pulls away and knees on the inside. Halfway in, and Means goes to the body. Means verbally implores Magalhaes to, "Come on," but Magalhaes continues to back away. Means works inside and lands in the clinch before Magalhaes backs away again. Magalhaes is simply overmatched stylistically right now and looks to have no answer. Means lands two crisp punches, and Magalhaes shoots. He drops to his back, and Means goes briefly before backing away. Round ends, and Means takes another clear round on the MMAjunkie.com card, 10-9.
Round 3 - Means tries to pump the crowd up between rounds. They respond briefly, but it's obvious they want Magalhaes to answer in the pocket. Touch of gloves to open, and it's immediately a repeat of the previous two rounds. Magalhaes punching a little more to open, but another takedown is stuffed. Magalhaes dives for a leg but again comes up short. Means still stalking. Magalhaes dives for a leg and then stays on the ground when Means backs away. Crowd not happy about that. Magalhaes finally gets in deep on a single leg, but Means simply pulls away. Means lands a left to the body, and Magalhaes drops to the floor. Means backs away, and Magalhaes is forced again to stand. Means continues to sprawl and brawl. Magalhaes dives in again, and Means gets on top, firing punches and elbows. He doesn't want to stay on the floor, and Magalhaes again very slow to rise. Magalhaes bleeding from his left ear in the final minute. Means still stalking. Magalhaes does fire off a few desperation overhands, but this is Means' fight. MMAjunkie.com scores the final round for Means, 10-9, giving him the fight 30-27. Tim Means def. Bernado Magalhaes vis unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26).