Amanda Rose (left) avoids a punch from Brooke Tibbets. (Photo credit: Sandy Hackenmueller of Fight to Finish Photography)
Big leg kick from Tibbets buckled Rose immediately, who then shot in against the cage; no takedown. Flailing attempts from Rose, but Tibbets stayed calm and took her to the ground. Tibbets immediately moved to mount. Beautiful sweep from Rose, though, before she took any damage. Tibbets finally pushed her away and got back to her feet. Tibbets continued to look for leg kicks, but Rose kept moving forward and landing strikes with her hands. The fighters exchanged shots from the clinch as the round came to an end.
Bleacher Report Unofficial Score: 10-9 Rose
Nice takedown from Tibbets, but Rose got the sweep and ended up on top again. Tibbets was doing a good job of not taking much damage at first, but panicked a bit when Rose landed a few shots. She did kick her off though and they stood back up. Both fighters look exhausted. A slugfest on the feet again turned into Rose getting another takedown. The round came to an end without Rose doing much from the position but controlling much of the action probably gave her the round.
Bleacher Report Unofficial Score: 10-9 Rose (20-18 Rose overall)
Tibbet’s standup defense looked rough in this round as she was exhausted and took quite a few shots just seconds into the round. Another takedown from Rose led to her landing more from the top. She backed up and nearly let Tibbets back up, but moved back in and landed more shots instead. The referee stood things up as Rose stopped being active enough. Tibbets shot in for a takedown, but a nice sprawl from Rose led to her nearly taking Tibbets’ back. Rose landed from the back as the final bell rang.
Bleacher Report Unofficial Score: 10-9 Rose (30-27 Rose overall)
Official Result: Amanda Rose defeated Brooke Tibbets by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)