KJ Noons scores a surprising takedown early, but Billy Evangelista quickly hip escapes and regains his feet. Evangelista looks for a takedown of his own along the cage, but Noons escapes as Evangelista looks to latch onto a guillotine choke.
Noons jabs and scores with some leg kicks before eating a big elbow against the fence. Masvidal scores with a looping left hook shortly after.
An uppercut misses for Noons, but he lands a follow-up right hook. The round ends with Evangelista landing strikes against the cage.
B/R scores the round 10-9 Noons.
Noons is keeping distance well with his jab and using kicks, which he hasn't done in the past. The professional boxer scores with a nice combination.
A straight right lands to the chin of Evangelista, who smiles back at Noons. Evangelista answers with a right hook and stuffs a Noons takedown attempt. Evangelista makes Noons pay with a knee, but Noons places his hand on the canvas to avoid further damage.
Both fighters plant their feet in the center of the cage and trade blows. Evangelista cracks Noons' thigh with a leg kick. Noons looks to take the fight to the ground, but Evangelista stuff the attempt again.
B/R scores the round 10-9 Evangelista.
Noons and Evangelista hit each other with solid right hands in the opening minute of the round. Noons catches his opponent with a head kick, which prompts a takedown attempt from Evangelista.
Evangelista attempts a front choke, and it looks deep, but Noons fights it off and presses forward with punches. Evangelista lands a straight right, and both fighters land solid left hooks.
B/R scores the round 10-9 Evangelista (29-28 Evangelista).
Noons defeats Evangelista by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).