The two massive light heavyweights start out the round relatively quickly with Te Huna getting a body lock and dragging Jimmo to the ground. However, a fantastic left head kick caught Te Huna completely caught Te Huna off guard, dropping him to the floor.
Jimmo capitalized landing some vicious ground and pound from Te Huna’s guard. Te Huna got back up and went for a guillotine choke, yet Jimmo was able to escape and continue his attack on the ground.
Jimmo starts the round energetically bouncing around the cage and landing stiff jabs on Te Huna until he’s able to get him to the cage and hold him there. However, Te Huna managed to reverse position and slam Jimmo into side control, landing a number of well placed strikes to Jimmo’s head. Te Huna lands heavy ground and pound against Jimmo who seems to be incredibly tired from the first round.
Both men seem tired after both of them showcased their skills, with Jimmo taking him to the cage and trying to hold on to Te Huna. However, Te Huna is able to escape and land some strong strikes to the body and head of Jimmo, before taking him down to the floor and landing more strikes from the bottom for the remainder of the round.
A fantastic battle between two very violent light heavyweights and should be considered an early contender for FOTN with Watson and Nedkov
James Te Huna wins via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)