Gomez plants Hamade to the mat after an errant kick just seconds into the scrap, but Hamade quickly works his way back to his feet. Hamade answers with a takedown of his own and works right into side-control and then mount. Hamade unleashes a torrent of strikes, but a game Gomez remains calm and sweeps Hamade and gets back to his feet. His good fortune did not last long as Hamade jumped into a guillotine choke that left Gomez gasping for air. Gomez tried to keep the fight standing as he strained to gain his breath, but as a last second option he tried to slam his way out. Once the fight hit the mat it was virtually over. With a deep arm-in guillotine latched on, Hamade elicited the submission as Gomez capitulated at 2:03 of the first period.