Darrick Minner continued to roll in featherweight action, as he won his second straight over Charles Rosa.
Scores were 30-26, 30-27 and 29-27 for Minner, now 26-11. Rosa falls to 13-5.
Both fighters slugged it out as the bout began until they visited the canvas in the second minute. Minner immediately went to work for a submission, but Rosa defended well and kept his eyes open for his own submission. With 90 seconds left, Minner sought out an arm triangle, and when that came up empty, Rosa tried for a leg lock, capping off a fast-paced frame.
Minner rocked Rosa with right hands early in round two, and the fight was back on the mat. This time, Minner landed in the full mount, and while he didn’t stay there long, he was controlling the action and avoiding any sub attempts from Rosa. With under two minutes remaining, Rosa briefly got to his feet, only to be dragged back down to the canvas by Minner, who again looked for the arm triangle. He didn’t get it, and Rosa nearly locked up an arm late, but the horn intervened.
In the third, it was still Minner controlling the fight, and by the end of the frame, he had his second UFC victory.
Official Result: Darrick Minner def. Charles Rosa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)