I expected Rashad to try for more takedowns and have better success with them, but it seems his fight smarts are even worse than I thought. Lil Nog's TD is decent but hardly the best in the world, and I could count the number of attempts on one hand with fingers left over, and the rest of the time he played patty-cake.
Another interesting thing to note was Rashad's careless footwork. He's fighting a southpaw and he always had his lead foot on the inside of Rogerio's, which gives Nog the better angle for landing his punches. Even though Nog is slower by a fair bit, he was able to slam the left straight on Rashad with a lot of success while Rashad had trouble connecting unless they got into a wilder exchange. This is why I've always said that Rashad's technical striking sucks, and he gets by mostly on speed & power. A more technical striker will beat him to the punch all night long, as Rogerio demonstrated in the fight.
Other notes. Rashad's kicks were working, but for whatever dumbass reason he stopped doing them. He was also coming out even or slightly ahead when they got into a brawling exchange, yet he didn't try to force them and instead he got stuck in a technical point fighting game. Which he lost.
To summarize, Rashad went full retard, and Lil Nog was more than happy to take advantage of that and fight a smart fight for the win.