Chivitchian showed a varied striking offense throughout, using a barrage of right and left hooks, leg kicks and some high kicks, landing a big right and a Superman punch with his right in the first round, which also saw him initiating a lot of clinches. In the second, Scharf notched a takedown, but Chivitichian quickly stood and Scharf also took his back, but it was nullified by a standup from the ref after no action. Chivitchian landed a solid right cross after the standup and began with a flurry of rights and lefts and
later would get Scharf’s back as the round ended. In the third, Scharf had Chivitchian’s back for most of the stanza, trying to work in a rear-naked choke while also hitting Chivitchian with punches and opening up a cut across the bridge of his nose.
“I haven’t fought for [more than] a year, it feels good to be back,” he said. “If I stay healthy, it’s gonna be every two months [that I fight]. I’m still growing in my career. I came off “The Ultimate Fighter,” got injured, thank God I’m back.”