Saad Awad entered this fight with a mma record of 23-10-0 (73% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.48 lightweight in the world. He fought three times last year defeating JJ Ambrose and Ryan Couture. Brandon Girtz, has an official record of 15-8-0 (73% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.110 in the same weight class but he won just one out of his last five bouts, against Luka Jelcic in 2017; after this fight, in 2018.
Result: Brandon Girtz def. Saad Awad (unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28).