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Schuckman comes forward from the outset. Schuckman throws punches to back Waterson up but eats a big shot and drops. Waterson tries a guillotine, but Schuckman gets on top and mounts. Waterson gives up her back to Schuckman. She is flattening out Waterson as she goes for the rear naked choke. Waterson fights out of the submission attempt. Waterson does work back to half-guard. Schuckman starts working on an Americana, but is unable to cinch it up. Waterson back in full-guard. Waterson goes for an armbar, but Schuckman gets out. Incredible scramble. Back to their feet they go. The round ends with Schuckman pressing Waterson against the cage.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Schuckman
Schuckman tries to close the distance at the start of the round, but Waterson defends well and keeps on the outside. Waterson goes for an axe kick, but Schuckman catches and uses it to clinch with Waterson. Schuckman tries to take Waterson down, but Waterson ends up on Schuckman's back. Schuckman moves to her back and is in half-guard. Schuckman is just tying Waterson up. Schuckman gets to full-guard. Waterson finally gets to posture up in the final ten seconds.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Waterson
Much more reserved start to the third round. Waterson tries a very fast spinning roundhouse kick but it misses. That could have made an all-time highlight reel had it hit. Schuckman hits close, but this time Waterson circles away from the fence. Waterson doing a good job staying off the cage in this round. Schuckman clinches with Waterson and is relentlessly trying to take this fight to the mat. Schuckman drags Waterson down. Big takedown late in the fight. Waterson sweeps! Going for an armbar lets Schuckman get back on top, but they get back to their feet. Waterson picking up the pace with her strikes. Schuckman clinches as the round ends.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Waterson, and the fight 29-28 Waterson
Waterson defeats Schuckman by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).