Mutti, despite having a height and reach advantage, chose to go after Murphy. Both traded jabs and power shots, mostly in each other's range. Murphy was down in round 9 after taking a series of punches. An exhausted Mutti was dropped in round 11 by a right. In round 12, both fighters simultaneously exchanged right hands, and both fell to the canvas. The referee picked up a count for both fighters. Murphy struggled up to feet, but a completely exhausted Mutti laid hunched on the canvas, unable to beat the count. Mutti was kept down for 3 minutes afterwards by his handlers.