Hatsu Hioki defeats Bart Palaszewski by Unanimous Decision. The judges scored the fight 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.
Hatsu Hioki dropped Bart Palaszewski early with a straight right hand. Bart recovered but was unable to defend a heavy body kick on the way up. Leg kicks from Hioki landed early. Hioki's boxing and timing looked great early in the round. Hioki dropped down and completed a single leg. Palaszewski threatened with a guillotine but Hioki survived and passed to side control. Hioki softened Bart with short punches to the head not giving any room to hip escape. Short elbows and punches bloodied up Palaszewski's face. Bart gave up his back and Hioki quickly transitioned to an triangle armbar. Bart defended but was getting completely dominated. Hioki landed massive shots while postured up in the guard. Bart survived the round but Hioki made a case for 10-8.
Hioki landed a head kick to open the second round. Bart Palaszewski landed a round house of his own. He followed up with a combination that landed cleanly. Hioki pressed the attack and found his range by mixing up his strikes. Palaszewski landed to the body. He followed up with a combination that ended with a leg kick. Left leg head kick from Hioki was blocked. Bart looked much more confident in the second round with his combinations. A left front kick landed low but Bart fought through it. Bart found a home for his leg kicks. Hatsu Hioki hit a double leg as the round ended.
Bart threw punches as the third round began only to get tripped to the ground. Hiok landed in an empty half guard and started to work for for side control. Hioki threw punches which allowed him to transition to side control. Hioki attempted to pass to mount but Bart defended and Hioki reset back to half guard. Hioki passed to side control and threw short punches from a high side control. Bart threw knees to the body from the bottom. Bart hip escaped but gave up his back which allowed Hioki to sink both hooks in. Big elbows to the head from Hioki while he tried to set up the rear naked choke. Hioki was unable to sink his arm under the chin and looked for an armbar as the horn sounded.