Just as he said he would, Jared "The Jackhammer" Papazian brought the fight to Dustin Pague on Friday night at the
But, unfortunately for the Gracie Barra Burbank-trained
From the onset, Papazian (14-8), who was cornered by Glendale's Alberto Crane, closed the distance with punches, but after a Papazian flurry, Pague (11-5) locked up a standing plumb clinch that led to a trip from Pague and subsequent top position on the ground.
From there, Pague, a former "The Ultimate Fighter" cast member, maintained his base, as Papazian looked to scoot to the cage before rolling and giving up his back. After Papazian almost threw Pague off, Pague readjusted with his back against the fence and looked to lock in the rear-naked choke. Papazian fought well for a while before Pague locked in a body triangle and soon thereafter locked in the choke and secured the tapout.