In a style that was called blanket-like by announcer Mauro Renallo, Kennedy smothered Cummings throughout the entire first round. He methodically landed punches throughout the round, showing off both wrestling and striking abilities.
Cummings withstood the bevy of punches, but started the second round with a very beat-up face. Halfway through the round, Kennedy sprawled out of a Cummings takedown attempt, and grabbed Cummings neck. Kennedy turned that into a textbook North-South choke, forcing Cummings to tap out at 2:43.