“The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale” took place Saturday night inside the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tony Ferguson quickly disposed of Ramsey Nijem in the card’s featured contest. His thrilling 1stRound KO not only earned him a six-figure UFC contract, but also a future with the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion.
Anthony Pettis was thoroughly outwrestled by Clay Guida in the night’s co-main event. “The Carpenter” had the former WEC lightweight champ pinned on his back for much of their 15-minute affair.
Reuben Duran Defeated Francisco Rivera via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:57 in the 3rdRound
Scott Jorgensen Defeated Ken Stone via KO (Punches) at 4:01 in the 1stRound
Clay Harvison Defeated Justin Edwards via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Shamar Bailey Defeated Ryan McGillivray via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
George Roop Defeated Josh Grispi via TKO (Punch) at 3:14 in the 3rdRound
Jeremy Stephens Defeated Danny Downes via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Chris Cope Defeated Chuck O’Neil via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kyle Kingsbury Defeated Fabio Maldonado via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ed Herman Defeated Tim Credeur via TKO (Strikes) at 0:48 in the 1stRound
Clay Guida Defeated Anthony Pettis via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tony Ferguson Defeated Ramsey Nijem via KO 3:54 in the 1stRound (The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finals)
Fight of the Night
Kyle Kingsbury & Fabio Maldonado ($40,000/each)
Submission of the Night
Reuben Duran ($40,000)
Knockout of the Night
Tony Ferguson ($40,000)
Post-Fight Press Conference Notes:
UFC president Dana White did not attend the presser, as customary with the smaller shows.
According to the UFC, 1,857 fans packed The Pearl for a live gate of $429,000.
Guida: Pettis is really tricky off his back. He was throwing everything at me and he was close.
Guida gives props to Pettis for not waiting for Edgar/Maynard 3.
Pettis doesn’t regret his decision to fight Guida. Hindsight is 20/20…
Pettis was clearly disappointed, but was promising to come back better than ever.
Ferguson wouldn’t mind fighting Amir Sadollah since he is a former TUF winner. “That would be a good start,” he said.
Herman knows he didn’t come off that great when he was on TUF, but he has matured a lot since then. Fans still call him out on his behavior 10 seasons ago.