LinkRound 1 - Referee Steve Mazagatti in charge of the night's first televised bout. Touch of gloves to open. Yager misses with an early low kick. Both throw punches, and Yager rushes forward to follow the initial exchange. Yager quick early and Attonito struggling with the reach issue. Attonito pushes in, and Yager defends against the cage. Attonito trips the action to the floor, but Yager pops immediately back up. Knee inside for Yager. Low kicks scores. Two minutes in. Yager lands a right hand followed by a low kick. Attonito returning fire, but he's coming up short. Yager kicks low and Attonito lands with the right-hand counter. Attonito lands a left hand, and Yager retreats and resets. Attonito lands another right ahnd counter over the low kick and Yager stumbles. Attonito rushes in and pushes Yager to the cage. Bothing there, and he backs away. Yager misses a left, and Attonito scores with another right. Yager gets a right hand in, then a Brazilian kick. Good back-and-forth action to open. Close round, but MMAjunkie.com gives a slight nod to Yager, 10-9.
Round 2 - Spirited flurry early. Attonito looking for big shots, while Yager working well from distance. Attonito lands a right as Yager tries to slip. Both fighters working the hands well. Attonito works in a kick, and Yager does the same. Attonito slips a few Yager punches and lands a few counters. Nice combo from Attonito has Yager scrambling. Attonito patient in his attack, and he lands with another solid right hand. Yager tries a wild jumping strike that misses. Attonito slipping Yager's punches and countering over and over. Two minutes left. Attonito attacks the body. More solid punching combinations from Attonito, and Yager drops. Attonito moves immediately to the back and starts looking for the choke. Crowd erupts at the maneuver. Yager defends well, but Attonito stays pinned to the back. Attonito flattens Yager out and starts unleashing right hands. Yager tries to defend with his right arm, but the punches are coming quickly. Mazzagatti watches closely as the shots add up, and he finally rushes in to halt the bout.
Rich Attonito def. Jamie Yager via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 4:25.