Coming out with a clear intention to take Barnett to the ground, Flynn moved quickly to try and score an early takedown but was unable to do so. Barnett endeavoured to keep the fight on the feet for the majority of round one and when the fight eventually did go to the canvas, the MMA Academy fighter imposed his will on Flynn before receiving a one-point deduction for strikes to the back of the head.
Round two appeared to go the same way as Barnett threatened a rear naked choke attempt. However, Flynn reversed the position, attacked the neck and held on to the guillotine that won him the Lightweight Title.
Watch Flynn vs Barnett below: