The first round began and they touched gloves. Cote landed a nice leg kick. Cote landed another nice leg kick a moment or two later. Smith missed an inside leg kick of his own. Cote landed a good body shot. Smith blocked a combination. Cote landed another good leg kick. Smith missed a combination and Cote blocked a high body kick with the arm. Cote landed a big right hand and another and they clinched. Smith landed a good right hand inside and they broke and Smith smiled and winked. Smith checked an inside leg kick. Smith landed an inside leg kick. The crowd chanted 'USA'. Cote blocked a body kick with his arm. Smith landed a leg kick and a counter and they clinched and Smith landed a good elbow inside and Cote landed a knee. They fought for position. Smith went for a high knee, Cote caught it and slammed him to side control and then pounded from guard and Smith stood to the clinch nicely with a single and back to the regular clinch. They broke. Cote landed a leg kick. Cote landed a good body kick as he pushed forward and they clinched and broke. Smith pushed forward with a Forrest-esque missed one-two. Smith landed a leg kick and ate a body shot. The first round ended.
The second round began. Smith landed an inside leg kick after a moment. Cote landed a leg kick. Cote landed an inside leg kick. Smith blocked a Superman punch from Cote. Smith missed a combination and another and they clinched, Cote showed good head movement there. Cote landed a pair of knees to the body. Cote landed a good body shot. Not much going on, boos starting to come. Foot stomp from Cote. The referee told them to break just as they actually broke. Cote landed a good counter right hand to the temple and rocked Smith hard and Smith stumbled back into the cage. Cote smiled and made crazy faces but didn't pounce. Smith did a strange karate stance with his leg out and arms out. Smith was still dazed-looking. Cote landed a leg kick more to the knee, though. Cote pushed forward with a missed combination and they clinched. Smith broke briefly with a missed one-two and they clinched, Cote broke with a nice leg kick in close, really hard, and they circled out. They circled, Smith didn't seem to want to engage anymore after that one right hand. Circling in close with Cote more aggressive. Smith blocked a one-two. Smith landed an inside leg kick and ate a body shot. Cote landed a big leg kick. They clinched. Smith landed a good elbow inside. They broke and the crowd was really booing at this point. Less than ten seconds left. The second round ended and the crowd was restless.
The third round began. They touched gloves and Smith patted Cote on the back. Cote landed an inside leg kick. Smith landed a good right hand and another and a good combination and a body kick and a good right hook and they clinched now. Smith appeared fully recovered. Smith was looking for the single-leg. Cote avoided and Smith quit looking for it after a moment. The crowd was booing as they were clinched. The referee broke them up quickly. They circled with Cote bouncing around. Cote landed a leg kick. Cote pumping a jab out. Smith missed a one-two. Smith walked into a counter right hand again and nearly fell but Cote didn't pounce again. Cote landed a good jab. Cote landed an inside leg kick. Cote landed a hard body shot and a big combination inside, partially blocked by Smith. Cote circled away and blocked a combination and they clinched, Smith looked for the single-leg and nearly had it, Cote made it back to the regular clinch. The crowd booed and the referee broke them up quickly. Cote missed a big right hand cleanly. Smith landed a good right hand and a body kick and a good right hand and another and that rocked Cote and they clinched again. Cote landed a knee to the body and a shot inside. Cote landed another knee. Smith broke with a good left hand and they clinched again. Forty seconds left. Crowd booing. Good elbow inside by Cote. Cote looking for the double-leg now. Cote broke with a good combination of shots and clinched again to avoid the counter. Theye xchanged a shot each inside and Smith landed an elbow over the top. They broke. Ten seconds left. The third round ended and the crowd booed. Cote had the win by unanimous decision.