Damian Jackson is significantly stronger than the 6'2" Van Slyke, so I'm looking forward to seeing how that affects the fight. Both showing respect for each other's striking, until Damian pegs him pretty hard with a superman punch.
Having already tasted some power, Van Slyke then goes in and works for a takedown. Jackson shows a great sprawl, but is eventually pressed up against the cage and brought down. Not a whole lot of action from Vince, and he did no damage through the fight. However, seeing as he was in the dominant position for 1:30, you can't give Jackson the round.
10-9 Van Slyke
The round opens up with little action, both pawing at each other until Jackson goes in and hits Van Slyke with yet another perfect superman punch, which drops him. Dropping a couple hammerfists, Vince gets back up and goes for a takedown, and succeeds in doing so. Van Slyke throws a few punches every few seconds, but does no damage.
However, once again, he was in the dominant position for half the round. But since they each owned half the round, I'd have to go with Jackson, since he did a lot more damage. It's become clear who is the better fighter standing up, to this point
Jackson throws a head kick shortly after the opening bell, then Van Slyke tries for a takedown and fails. Jackson slips throwing a punch, then pulls guard, which Van Slyke jumps into.
From there, Vince throws some punches, but the fight is stood up. Jackson connects with a left, but Van Slyke presses Damian against the cage and ends the round.
10-9 Van Slyke
Official decision: Vincent Van Slyke by unanimous decision
It is a disappointing loss for the ever-talented "Master Chief", but he is young, gifted, and in excellent shape so he will most indubitably improve with time.
On the other side, Van Slyke looked very good with his takedowns and showed that despite being the less powerful fighter, he was able to work leverage well and get Jackson down. I was surprised, and very impressed with how well he did.