The first round starts and Rosholt lands a leg kick. Feeling out process. "Leben" chant fires up. Just trading leg kicks right now through 100 seconds. Rosholt lands a shot but Leben answers. Knee by Rosholt and he pulls guard but Leben has him up against the cage. Rosholt is cut. Back to the feet. Leg kick for Leben. Rosholt lands a leg kick. Lots of circling. Rosholt lands a nice shot. He drives Leben against the cage and takes him down and mounts him with just less than a minute to go. Rosholt steps out and looks for a weak guillotine. Rosholt lands a shot that hurts Leben. Back to the feet. Leben runs in and lands a shot. Leben misses three wild shots as the round ends.
The second round starts and Rosholt lands a combo and gets too confident and Leben drops him with a wild left. Leben into half-guard and Rosholt appears recovered. Rosholt reclaims full guard. Rosholt looks to push off but he can't. Rosholt hanging on looking for a standup and he does get it. Rosholt evades a Leben left. Leg kick for Rosholt. Leben answers. Leben with a high kick and lands a big left straight through the guard but Rosholt is OK. Foot stomps for Leben as they clinch against the cage.. Rosholt is talking to him. Rosholt is angry about the foot stomps and gets a takedown. Leben is cut near the side of the right eye. Half-guard for Rosholt. Rosholt stands and lets Leben up. Leben trades near the end.
The third and final round starts Middle kick for Leben. Rosholt times a kick and gets a takedown into half-guard. He lands a shoulder strike. Rosholt uses an arm-triangle to take mount. Nice elbows by Rosholt. Rosholt trying to takes his back and he locks in a perfect arm-triangle choke. It's deep and Leben goes out. Great finish by Jake Rosholt.
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