Dean Burley vs. Jeremiah Talley in a 185 lb. number one contender fight. The fighters started with fast punches before clinching where Talley worked dirty boxing before taking it to the mat. On the mat Talley controlled position, worked GNP and worked for arm locks while Burley worked his defense. Round two had Burley press forward with strikes then Talley trapped a kick for a takedown. On the ground Talley spent the rest of the round working hard GNP and threatening with deep head and arm triangle submission attempts. Burley defended until the bell ended the round. Round three had Burley looking to close in with strikes but Talley got the clinch and scored a takedown. Once it was on the mat Talley controlled position and spent all round working GNP while Burley tried for submissions and escape attempts. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Jeremiah Talley.