Sean Sherk finally did what fans and media the world over have been waiting for him to do; he went back to his wrestling. The reach advantage that Dunham had was too much for Sherk to overcome. Dunham clearly got the better of him in the exchanges. He may have lost the fight but he made a name for himself.
Round 1 consisted of Sherk getting takedowns while Dunham worked his submission game. He tried hard multiple times to finish the fight with a guillotine but never quite could get it all the way in. After a reversal, Sherk landed on top of Dunham and nailed him with a huge elbow. That elbow opened up a big cut that bled all over the place. They stopped the fight to check the cut but allowed it to continue.
Sherk worked his shot in the second round the same as the first. Dunham sprawled well but Sherk controlled most of where the fight took place, which seems to be a big decider in the eyes of the judges. After minutes of Sherk pushing Dunham against the cage, they reset and traded punches. Dunham landed a big knee on Sherk as he was shooting in again and the round came to a close with both guys wearing down.
Dunham landed a nice kick to start the third that rocked Sherk. Another shot from Sherk was blocked but Dunham went to turn out after the sprawl and once again ended up against the cage. Sherk landed yet another takedown, which likely won him the fight. More pushing against the cage by Sherk and more guillotine attempts by Dunham. Finally, just as the fight was winding down, Dunham started to unload on Sherk. Unfortunately, it was too little too late.