‘TUF 13’ Finale Live Results & Play-by-Play

Jun 4, 2011
Sherdog.com will report from The Pearl in Las Vegas at approximately 6:35 p.m. ET with play-by-play and live results of “The Ultimate Fighter 13” Finale.

The card is to be headlined by a co-main event featuring the finals of “TUF 13” and Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Guida.

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Reuben Duran vs. Francisco Rivera
Round 1
After 30 seconds of bouncing on the feet, Duran shoots in and gets caught in an arm-in guillotine. Rivera is latched on tight, but Duran postures up and shakes him loose, muscling his man into the fence. Duran gets off a hard shot to the face of Rivera before they work back to the feet. As they do, Duran finds himself in another guillotine choke, this time with Rivera’s back to the fence. Again it looks tight, but again Duran waits it out and extracts his head. The bantamweights clinch up and trade tit-for-tat punches and knees to the body and head. Rivera tries a trip, but Duran defends and responds with hard right hands and knees. Duran gets the takedown with 90 seconds on the clock and puts Rivera against the base of the fence. Duran stands up and falls back for a guillotine of his own. It doesn’t stick, and Rivera winds up in Duran’s closed guard, mashing with hard elbows to the jaw.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Rivera
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Rivera
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Rivera

Round 2
Rivera comes with leg kicks while Duran tries to come over the top with a right hand. Duran goes to a left jab and gets socked, a hard hook from Rivera putting him on rubbery legs. Duran recovers quickly, however, and resumes his boxing. An inside thigh kick catches Rivera in the cup and referee Herb Dean calls for a break. Rivera recovers quickly and they resume with 3:17 on the clock. Rivera tries an inside thigh kick and gets rushed on. He backs into the cage and jumps guard for another guillotine attempt. Duran breaks the choke by putting Rivera on his back and begins punching to the ribs. Rivera leans to his right, locking up Duran’s left arm and shrimping along the fence. Duran works from half-guard with 85 seconds to go in the round. Rivera sweeps, nearly gets mounted, but instead gives up his back. Duran looks for a rear-naked choke for the final 30 seconds, but Rivera defends nicely, turning into the choke.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Duran
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Duran
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Duran

Round 3
Duran looks the fresher fighter in the third, sticking Rivera with rights and left jabs. Rivera lands a crisp leg kick, but Duran answers with a few of his own. A powerful takedown from Duran lands him straight in side control on Rivera’s left, where he begins searching for a crucifix. He gets it momentarily, but Rivera flips, giving up his back. Duran sinks in a rear-naked choke and quickly elicits the tap, the end coming officially at 1:57 of the third round.

Scott Jorgensen vs. Ken Stone
Round 1
The southpaw Stone comes out active, flicking out jabs and high kicks. Jorgensen puts a straight right on his chin and Stone answers with a clipping right hook of his own. Short left hand from Jorgensen finds its mark, followed by a hard right. Jorgensen is controlling the center of the Octagon, pressing out on Stone. Hard left from Stone, then a kick to the body, then one to the head. The bantamweights clinch on the cage and Stone finds a knee in the middle. They disengage and Stone starts putting combinations on “Young Guns,” who dives for and scores a takedown with two minutes to go. Stone throws up his legs from underneath, latching onto an arm and forcing Jorgensen to back out. As Jorgensen dives back in, Stone almost finds another submission, but Jorgensen threatens a slam and Stone relents. Jorgensen works from Stone’s guard. A big right hand turns Stone’s head and the second seals his fate. Stone is out cold as a pair of follow-up punches land. Referee Steve Mazzagatti leaps in for the save at the 4:01 mark.

Clay Harvison vs. Justin Edwards
Round 1
Edwards is on the offensive immediately after the glove-touch, swarming with punches and then clinching Harvison into the cage. With over-unders, Edwards whips him to the ground, but Harvison is quickly back up. Edwards puts a nice three-piece on Harvison before putting him against the cage with another takedown. Harvison uses the fence to work back up, but is immediately slammed back down. Edwards grabs for a guillotine as Harvison shrimps. It’s not there, and Edwards lets his man back up before kneeing Harvison in the gut. Harvison answers with one of his own and then sprawls on a single-leg. Edwards’ next shot is successful; he sits in the closed guard of Harvison momentarily, but Harvison pops back up. Edwards tries for a trip, misses it and eats punches on the floor, but he rolls for a leglock. Harvison falls to the mat and Edwards goes back into his opponent’s closed guard with 90 seconds left. Harvison locks up an armbar from the bottom and Edwards leans back, removing the limb. Edwards rolls and looks for an armbar, but Harvison ends up on top. He tries for a guillotine. Edwards pops loose and finishes on top.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Edwards
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Edwards
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Edwards

Round 2
Edwards lobs a tired low kick and Harvison volleys over the top with punches. Another one-two finds Edwards’ chin. Edwards clinches and Harvison drills a knee to the midsection, sprawls on a shot. Edwards tries to work from the clinch, but is tied up by the taller Harvison, who defends two more takedown attempts. Harvison is racking up strikes, putting elbows and knees on Edwards’ ribs. Edwards backs out and connects with a solid spinning back-kick before clinching again. Harvison puts Edwards’ back on the cage and referee Josh Rosenthal tells them to get busy. Both men are slowing noticeably with two minutes to go in the second, their punches landing but without much force. They clinch and Harvison puts a combo on Edwards, causing him to shoot. Harvison defends; Edwards grazes with another spinning kick and tries another unsuccessful shot before the end of the frame.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Harvison
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Harvison
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Harvison

Round 3
Edwards comes out firing, but gets banged with a two-piece from Harvison, who sprawls on a shot and tees off some more. Edwards dives for another takedown, gets sprawled on and eats a knee to the face. Harvison stands his man back up and trips him to the ground, where he fires off three or four hard elbows from half-guard. Edwards regains full guard and throws his legs up for an armbar. Harvison answers with a solid right hand to the face and uses the position to take side control. Edwards gets to his feet and lands a combo, then takes Harvison down. Harvison’s right side is to the fence with Edwards on his right, grinding his elbow into Harvison’s face. Knee to the body from Harvison is answered by an Edwards jab. Edwards scores a takedown with a minute left and takes Harvison’s back, but slips off with 30 seconds to go. Edwards finishes strong, holding Harvison against the cage and punching away to the bell in what should be a very close decision.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Edwards (29-28 Edwards)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Harvison (29-28 Harvison)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Harvison (29-28 Harvison)

Official scores: Judge Douglas Crosby sees it 29-28 for Justin Edwards, while judges Sal D’Amato and Glenn Trowbridge have the same score in favor of the winner by split decision, Clay Harvison.

Shamar Bailey vs. Ryan McGillivray
Round 1
Bailey stands and trades for a moment, but ducks under a combination from McGillivray at the 30 second mark and puts the Canadian on the floor. Bailey works from side control, driving knees into McGillivray’s ribs. McGillivray uses his feet to push off the fence and stands, but Bailey grabs a Thai plum upon standing and leaps with a few knees up the middle. Nice left hand from Bailey, who has a single-leg stuffed by McGillivray. The left eye of McGillivray has begun to swell. Bailey backs up and taunts McGillivray, trying to get him to come forward. The wrestler rushes McGillivray and nearly gets taken down, but Bailey winds up on top. McGillivray has an underhook and twists underneath, trying to keep guard. Bailey winds up in side control and McGillivray gives up his back, then rolls through when Bailey tries to take it. Referee Chris Tognoni tells McGillivray to stand and they resume trading with less than a minute to go. Bailey scores another takedown at the horn.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Bailey
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bailey
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Bailey

Round 2
McGillivray is moving quickly at the start of the second, throwing volume punches as instructed by cornerman Jason MacDonald. He snuffs a single-leg from Bailey, but the next try sees Shamar put McGillivray on his back with ease. Bailey tries to pass half-guard, dropping intermittent punches and elbows. Bailey lays a forearm across McGillivray’s throat and McGillivray rolls, putting Bailey back in closed guard. Bailey stands and dives back down with a hard right hand. He shucks the legs of McGillivray and takes side control in the center of the cage. For the second time in the fight, McGillivray flattens out and grabs at a brabo choke from underneath. Instead, he turtles while Bailey punches to the head and knees at McGillivray’s side. McGillivray’s foot becomes trapped in Bailey’s trunks and Tognoni frees it. Bailey closes out the round on top.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Bailey
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bailey
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Bailey

Round 3
McGillivray has a head kick blocked, lands a follow-up left hook, and then gets taken down. He springs back up, but Bailey slams him down again and lands in side control on McGillivray’s left. Bailey tries to trap the left arm, but McGillivray gets it loose and turtles again. Bailey shoves him into the cage and punches away; Tognoni warns him not to hit the back of McGillivray’s head. McGillivray stands and Bailey grabs a guillotine with three minutes to go. He doesn’t have the angle on the taller McGillivray and lets it go. Back on the feet, McGillivray is throwing heavier shots than the spent Bailey, but Bailey nonetheless executes another takedown. Bailey leans from McGillivray’s left to right and grinds away with punches. McGillivray gets to his feet and throws his hands up in frustration. Bailey responds by going for another takedown, and that’s where it ends.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Bailey (30-27 Bailey)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bailey (30-27 Bailey)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Bailey (30-27 Bailey)

Official scores: It’s a clean sweep for Shamar Bailey, who takes a unanimous decision with scores of 30-27 from judges Adalaide Byrd, Junichiro Kamijo and Cecil Peoples.

Josh Grispi vs. George Roop
Round 1
Without a touch of gloves, Grispi comes straight forward and puts Roop’s back to the fence. Roop drives a few hard elbows to the head of Grispi before being double-legged to the canvas. Roop sits with his back to the fence while Grispi controls his wrists and looks to mount. Grispi doesn’t mount, but does take control of Roop’s right side with control of Roop’s left arm. Knees to the body by Grispi are followed by a guillotine attempt. Roop stands and frees himself, delivering more nasty elbows as he’s taken down again. Ref Herb Dean warns Grispi to keep the elbows away from the back of Roop’s head. Grispi takes mount halfway through the round, grabs at another guillotine, and quickly lets it go. Roop uses the cage to work back up, but is still pressed against it by Grispi. Nonetheless, Roop is the more active fighter, landing short elbows along with punches and knees to the midsection. Roop shucks Grispi off, but “The Fluke” is right back on him. Roop reverses him into the cage, where Grispi jumps guard with a minute to go. The guard is open and Roops stacks him up, punching away with a dozen or more unanswered blows to the end of the round.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Roop
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Roop
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Roop

Round 2
Roop puts Grispi on his back with a front kick to the gut and gives chase to the floor. He shoves Grispi into the cage, where Grispi slows the action with wrist control. Roop’s length allows him to get enough space to land short shots and elbows from guard anyhow. Grispi is offering nothing but defensive grappling in reply as he attempts to roll free. Roop won’t allow it, going back into Grispi’s closed guard with 90 seconds on the clock. Roop is pouring on the punishment down the stretch, banging Grispi up with strikes from guard whenever he can get his hands free.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Roop
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Roop
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-8 Roop

Round 3
Grispi tries a lazy body kick and eats a counter right. Roop comes forward with a three-punch combo followed by a pair of kicks to the body. Takedown for Grispi inside the first minute, but Roop is back up within 20 seconds. Grispi gives chase and puts Roop down on the fence, but his face remains buried while Roop punches away. Ref Herb Dean stops the action twice inside of a minute for Grispi to reinsert his mouthguard, then warns the Massachusetts native to keep it in. When they resume, Roop tees off with a flurry of punches and kicks. The last one in the combo is a shin across the thighs; Grispi says he was hit low and Dean allows him a few seconds to recover. Roop smells blood and comes forward. A big right hand to the breadbasket puts Grispi on his back and Dean steps in to save the exhausted fighter from more damage. The official time of stoppage is 3:14 in round three.

Jeremy Stephens vs. Daniel Downes
Round 1
Stephens presses forward early and puts Downes’ back on the fence. They split and clinch in the center of the cage, where Downes puts Stephens on the cage and defends a takedown. Stephens digs an uppercut to the ribs and a right hand over the top, then another one-two as Downes backs into the fence. Downes reverses the position, but takes a knee to the ribs upon exit. Stephens is racking up low kicks as he looks for a right-hand haymaker over the top. The smaller Stephens appears the stronger fighter as he muscles Downes around the perimeter in the clinch, hitting with knees up the middle. Downes breaks free and tries some leg kicks of his own, eliciting a “come on” wave from Stephens. Another crisp uppercut-hook combo lands for Stephens, followed by another right hand that wobbles Downes. Another leg kick from Stephens and then a left hook. Downes tries to reverse the momentum, but only manages a few kicks before the end of the round.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Stephens
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Stephens
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Stephens

Round 2
Stephens starts the round with an outside thigh kick and a left hook that rattles Downes’ head. The Roufusport fighter catches a leg kick from Stephens and pushes him into the fence, but it’s Stephens who reverses and scores with a trip takedown. Downes has an arm-in guillotine from his back, but Stephens isn’t concerned, waits it out and extracts his head. Stephens stands and takes side control on Downes’ right. He leans across and wrenches Downes’ left arm behind his back, but Downes won’t tap. They roll once, twice and Downes still refuses to relent, despite the unnatural angle his limb is bent at. Stephens finally gives up the lock and blasts Downes with a few hard forearms to the jaw. Downes, undeterred, stands back up and goes toe-to-toe with Stephens, but soon thereafter catches “Lil’ Heathen” with a kick to the cup. Stephens recovers and referee Steve Mazzagatti calls time-in with about a minute to go. Stephens lands another right uppercut, then one over the top, and gets a takedown with 30 seconds left. He takes the back of Downes, who stands and takes a knee to the face before the horn.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Stephens
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Stephens
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Stephens

Round 3
It’s another quick takedown for Stephens early in the final frame, but Downes is right back up. When he stands, though, “Danny Boy” is streaming blood from the corner of his left eye as he’s shoved into the fence. Stephens tries a double-leg, can’t get it, and instead throws Downes over his shoulder and runs him across the cage before slamming him to the ground. His face now covered in red, Downes stands, but can’t escape the clinch of Stephens, who takes him right back down. Each time Downes stands, he absorbs another hard knee to the face. Downes finally gets away from Stephens in the final two minutes, but is taken back down around the 90 second mark. Downes is throwing up legs, angling for a come-from-behind submission as time ticks down, but Stephens is all over him. He takes Downes’ back and locks in a rear-naked choke; Downes appears to consider tapping, but time expires before he does.

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-8 Stephens (30-26 Stephens)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Stephens (30-26 Stephens)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Stephens (30-27 Stephens)

Official scores: Judge Mark Smith has it 30-27, while judges Sal D’Amato and Glenn Trowbridge submit slightly wider scorecards of 30-26, all for the winner by unanimous decision, Jeremy Stephens.

Chuck O’Neil vs. Chris Cope
Round 1
Both men come out swinging hard, Cope with left hooks and O’Neil with leg kicks. O’Neil puts Cope on the fence, drives few knees to the body and then breaks off. Cope misses with a Superman punch and follows up with a chopping leg kick. O’Neil whiffs on a huge right high kick. Cope circles the outside, pumping his jab to the head and body. A big counter left hook from Cope zaps O’Neil, but “Cold Steel” stays up. Cope ducks in for a combo and catches a right hand. Cope scores repeatedly with jabs to the body, leg kicks and then a spinning back-kick that pushes O’Neil away. Left head kick by Cope is deflected and answered with a hard body kick by O’Neil. The men slap hands and embrace at the end of the opening round.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Cope
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Cope
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Cope

Round 2
O’Neil goes back to his leg kicks to start the second, adding a stiff right jab to the equation. Cope answers with some low kicks and the pair briefly clinch along the cage. Cope keeps O’Neil at range with a sweeping left hand and inside thigh kicks, every once in a while backing him up with a spinning kick. Cope is scoring at will with leg kicks and now O’Neil is having trouble finding the range. Cope finishes strong with low kicks inside and wrecking-ball right hands over the top.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Cope
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Cope
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Cope

Round 3
Cope is whipping kicks inside and out to the reddened legs of O’Neil. He clinches and O’Neil reverses Cope into the fence, but Cope slips loose. Cope still looks fresh, using good head movement and footwork to duck in and tenderize O’Neil with kicks and punches to the gut. O’Neil tries to slow him down in the clinch, but can’t execute the single-leg on the cage. They jockey for position with over-unders, Cope scoring with knees and short strikes. They split and Cope pours on the combinations. A spinning backfist finds its target on O’Neil’s chin. Cope is throwing nonstop two- and three-punch combos mixed with leg kicks, attacking O’Neil down to the final horn.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Cope (30-27 Cope)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Cope (30-27 Cope)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Cope (30-27 Cope)

Official scores: All three judges -- Douglas Crosby, Sal D’Amato and Tony Weeks -- see it 30-27 in favor of Chris Cope, winner by unanimous decision.

Kyle Kingsbury vs. Fabio Maldonado
Round 1
Maldonado is sporting a shiner beneath his right eye before the fight begins. Kingsbury gets the Thai clinch and drives half a dozen knees to the Brazilian’s midsection, most of which are deflected, and one to the head. Kingsbury’s body kicks have already marked up Maldonado’s right side. The American follows another knee to the head with a takedown, but Maldonado snares a guillotine choke on the way down. It looks bad for a moment, but Kingsbury shakes himself loose and stands back up. Maldonado is the aggressor now, pushing forward on Kingsbury and clipping him with left hands. Kingsbury has slowed his pace midway through the round and now eats another two-piece. The light heavyweights stand in the pocket trading blows, Maldonado getting the better with punches to the head and body. Kingsbury gets a trip takedown into half-guard with a minute left. Maldonado keeps active with short punches to the body, but Kingsbury responds with hard, short elbows. Maldonado scrambles to his feet off a failed kimura attempt and blasts Kingsbury’s body with punches. Nice knees from Kingsbury in the waning seconds; he slips on one just before the horn and it ends there.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Kingsbury
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Maldonado
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-10

Round 2
Kingsbury ducks under a punch and drives Maldonado down, but the Brazilian sweeps beautifully from half-guard and they’re back to trading on the feet. The next shot from Kingsbury is stuffed. He clinches and looks for knees, but it’s Maldonado swinging uppercuts to Kingsbury’s ribs in close quarters. Now Kingsbury gets off a few knees and tries to trip Maldonado down. Kingsbury falls to the mat and Maldonado motions for him to stand. He does and Maldonado continues coming forward, but is soon taken down by Kingsbury. Another guillotine attempt from Maldonado allows him to sweep and stand. Kingsbury clinches and Maldonado motions to referee Chris Tognoni, wanting a restart. Maldonado gets his own, exiting the clinch with a knee. Maldonado finishes with a leg kick and winging punches that miss.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Kingsbury
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kingsbury
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Kingsbury

Round 3
Maldonado is landing short left hooks to start round three while Kingsbury goes low with kicks. Another combo lands for Maldonado, who is bleeding from his right eye, but still eggs Kingsbury on. Kingsbury replies to the taunting with a takedown from which Maldonado pops right back up. They clinch on the fence with Kingsbury delivering knees to the gut. Kingsbury has a bleeding mouse under his left eye, which is swollen badly. Maldonado keeps coming forward, sticking the slowing Kingsbury with frustrating left hands. Kingsbury clinches up and Maldonado looks for a single-leg that is defended. It’s back to walking Kingsbury down for Maldonado, who blocks a trip and winds up atop Kingsbury. After a moment of Kingsbury nullifying the action with rubber guard, the ref stands them up. Maldonado defends a takedown, but absorbs a few more knees to the body. The Brazilian pauses to replace his mouthguard, defends another takedown, and scores one of his own just before the end.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Maldonado (29-28 Kingsbury)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Maldonado (29-28 Maldonado)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Maldonado (29-29 Draw)

Official scores: The scorecards from all three judges -- Adalaide Byrd, Junichiro Kamijo and Patrici Morse-Jarman -- read 29-28 in favor of the winner by unanimous decision, Kyle Kingsbury.

Ed Herman vs. Tim Credeur
Round 1
Herman comes forward, leading with his left hand while Credeur swings wild combos. Herman ties up and drops Credeur with a hard right uppercut. He shucks Credeur’s legs and pours on the punches, turning out the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt’s lights. Further punches wake Credeur back up, but referee Herb Dean has seen enough and calls a halt to the contest after only 48 seconds.

Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Guida
Round 1
Guida bounces frantically in front of Pettis, who taps the “Carpenter” with a one-two and backs him up with a head kick. Guida grabs an outside thigh kick and puts Pettis on his back, where the former WEC champ throws up a high guard. Guida extracts his arm and stacks Pettis up, but Pettis controls Guida’s wrists. Guida’s shots from on top are mostly missing while Pettis’ punches from his back find their marks. Pettis kicks Guida off and jumps to his feet; Guida doesn’t give “Showtime” space to break out his striking arsenal, depositing Pettis at the base of the cage. Pettis continues controlling the wrists and throws up a triangle which Guida shakes quickly. Guida passes to half-guard in the final 30 seconds, but can’t manage more than shoulder strikes for offense as Pettis wraps him up.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Pettis
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-10
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-10

Round 2
Pettis counterstrikes for the opening minute of round two, neither man landing very solid strikes before Guida dumps Pettis to the floor with a high takedown. Pettis sits with his back to the cage, Guida driving his shoulder into the Milwaukeean’s midsection. Guida has a waistlock, but mounts no offense for a solid 90 seconds, only trying to advance position as Pettis uses the cage to stand. Good, wide base from Pettis, who uses an underhook to neutralize Guida’s takedown. Finally, Pettis breaks loose and socks Guida with a crisp two-punch combo. Head kick from Pettis grazes Guida’s mane. Pettis misses with a flashy spinning back-kick which sees him use the cage to launch. Guida gets a takedown with 50 seconds left in the frame. Pettis angles for a triangle, then an armbar, but can’t find either. The next armbar attempt looks tight, but Guida twists and resists as the round expires.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Guida
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Guida
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Pettis

Round 3
It’s another takedown for Guida in the opening minute of the last round. Pettis closes up guard and looks for an armbar while Guida bucks and flails atop him. Guida slams his shoulder into Pettis while controlling the younger fighter’s head and arm from half-guard. The shots don’t appear to be doing much, but they’re preventing referee Steve Mazzagatti from issuing a standup. Pettis gets to his feet and nearly gets taken down again, but he sweeps and winds up on Guida’s back. Pettis has both hooks in and drives hard right hands to the side of Guida’s head. Pettis rides too high and Guida slips out the backdoor with under a minute remaining in the fight. Guida gets on Pettis’ back and sinks in both hooks, and that’s where it ends.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Guida (29-28 Guida)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Guida (30-28 Guida)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-10 (30-29 Pettis)

Official scores: All three judges at cageside -- Adalaide Byrd, Douglas Crosby and Junichiro Kamijo -- score the bout 30-27, awarding a unanimous verdict to Clay Guida.

Ramsey Nijem vs. Tony Ferguson
Round 1
Nijem is throwing hands right off the bat, but gets taken down quickly. Ferguson appears to be headed for full mount, but winds up in half-guard and then gets his leg picked by Nijem. Back on the feet, a nice two-punch combo from Nijem. The welterweights trade kicks to the body. Ferguson begins finding his range with lead left hooks. Nijem swarms with a wild combo and gets sprawled on by Ferguson, who stands and chops away with a few inside thigh kicks. Nijem lands an overhand right, eats a stiff left jab. Ferguson lands a left hook that takes Nijem’s legs out from beneath him. A follow-up right hand from “El Cucuy” puts Nijem to sleep and referee Josh Rosenthal peels Ferguson off his unconscious opponent. The finish comes at 3:54 of the opening frame and Ferguson is named the 13th-season winner of “The Ultimate Fighter.”

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