A quick right by the hard hitting Marco Antonio Rubio in the first round wobbled The Dream back against the ropes, but it was another Rubio right hand seconds later that put Ouma down on his seat. Ouma escaped a first round scare, and battled back throughout the remaining rounds throwing hard shots behind his jab to land flush against Rubio’s head. Both fighters stayed active throughout the bout, fighting in close, and tossing out crushing hooks upstairs to land on at will. It was only because their power had lost some steam that neither fighter went down from the amount of punches they were each absorbing. The championship rounds was fought more in spurts with Ouma and Rubio throwing two-punch combinations, ducking an inevitable combination of counterpunches, and then clinching each other until referee Joe Cortez broke them apart. When the judges had their say one judge had it 114-113 for Rubio, but was overruled when the other two had it 117-110 and 116-111 for Ouma. The Dream keeps his regional junior middleweight title and improves his record to 24-2-1 (15 KO’s), while Rubio falls to 32-3-1 (29 KO’s).