G | 44 PBP Commentary
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lafayette takes one to the side of the head.
Some wild striking there from Dunkley.
Lafayette looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Lafayette slips under a jab.
Lafayette is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Dunkley with a body shot.
Lafayette swings for the body but Dunkley moves out of range.
Dunkley scores with a shot to the body.
Dunkley rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Lafayette moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Lafayette steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Dunkley.
Lafayette uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Dunkley.
Dunkley ducks under a wild hook from Lafayette.
Dunkley swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Lafayette ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Dunkley throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Lafayette changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lafayette takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Dunkley gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Lafayette fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dunkley manages to avoid it.
Lafayette tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Dunkley defends well and Lafayette ends up having to push Dunkley into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Dunkley throws a left and a right that both miss
and Lafayette counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Dunkley wants to get back to his feet but Lafayette passes into half guard.
Dunkley on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Dunkley tries to get out of the position.
Lafayette trying to control the action but Dunkley is working from the bottom. #SUB2#
Lafayette maintaining the dominant position here and is working for a kimura. He's locked it up! Dunkley could be in real trouble here! He's trying to wriggle out but Lafayette has cracked it and Dunkley is screaming in pain - he's tapped out! Great finish by Lafayette!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Rene Lafayette!
In his post fight interview, Rene Lafayette started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.