The third fight in the main card was a middleweight bout. Number 9 ranked Kelvin Gastelum, who was stuck in a rough patch, after suffering three back-to-back losses, took on number 15 ranked Ian Heinisch who was coming off a victory against Gerald Meerschaert.
Round 1 :
Heinisch began with a low kick and then attempted a takedown. Gastelum defended it. Heinisch then tried tighten on a kimura, Gastelum saw it off. Heinisch isolated Gastelum’s left arm and again went for a kimura. Gastelum got through it. Gastelum then attempted a takedown and then executed another one successfully. Heinisch got back to his feet immediately. The round ended with Heinisch missing a right hand and somehow landing a kick. 10-9 Gastelum
Round 2 :
Gastelum evaded Heinisch’s powerful swings. Gastelum then took the fight to the floor. They exchanged leg kicks, after some action near the fence. Gastelum then attempted a takedown, but Heinisch evaded it. Heinisch kept the charging Gastelum at bay. Heinisch then landed a huge kick to Gastelum’s body. 10-9 Gastelum
Round 3 :
Heinisch landed a huge right hand, but Gastelum was up for it. Heinisch then landed a takedown, but Gastelum got back to his feet in no time. Gastelum then landed a punch. Gastelum then landed a combo. Heinisch then landed a flying knee, but a strong Gastelum grabbed it and took the action to the canvas. Gastelum kept defending the takedown attempts from Heinisch. The round ended. 10-9 Heinisch
Winner : Kelvin Gastelum def Ian Heinisch via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)