The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13 Finale is scheduled to take place tonight (Sat., June 4, 2011), from the "Pearl" at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It will air LIVE on Spike TV, beginning with the televised main card at 9 p.m. ET. "Prelims" action will also begin to stream live on Facebook at around 7 p.m. ET.
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"Guida vs. Pettis" will feature Anthony Pettis putting his lightweight number one contender spot on the line when he throws hands against energetic caveman Clay Guida, while the top two finalists from the Spike TV reality show -- Anthony Ferguson vs. Ramsey Nijem -- will square off for a chance at a "six-figure contract" and TUF bragging rights.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest TUF 13 Finale results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.
TUF 13 FINALE QUICK RESULTS:
Jeremy Stephens def. Danny Downes via unanimous decision
George Roop def. Josh Grispi via TKO at 3:14 round 3
Shamar Bailey def. Ryan McGillivray via unanimous decision
Clay Harvison def. Justin Edwards via split decision
Scott Jorgensen def. Ken Stone via knockout at 4:01 round 1
Reuben Duran def. Francisco Rivera via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:57 round 3
Anthony Ferguson defeats Ramsey Nijem via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Clay Guida defeats Anthony Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Kyle Kingsbury defeats Fabio Maldonado via Unanimous Decision
Ed Herman defeats Tim Credeur via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Chris Cope defeats Chuck O'Neil via Unanimous Decision
TUF 13 FINALE PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
Anthony Ferguson vs. Ramsey Nijem
Round one: Ramsey comes out and engages with a good combo. Ferguson ducks under and gets a surprise take down! Half guard for Ramsey. Shoulder jab from Ferguson. Ramsey grabs a leg and gets a reverses and is almost on top but cannot close. Ferguson lands a combo on the way up and Ramsey counters with a combo of his own. Leg kick from Ferguson. Good right from Nijem. Good body kick from Ferguson. Jab from Nijem. Left hook from Ferguson. Good right from Ferguson. Big flurry from Ramsey. Ferguson stuffs a take down and is sprawling out right now. Back to the feet. Ramsey with a good combo that lands flush. Jab from Ferguson. Right from Nijem. Good right then a HUGE left that knocks Nijem out COLD. Ferguson adds a punch after the fact, but it doesnt matter Nijem was out on his feet. Ferguson is your new TUF champ. Impressive win.
Final result: Anthony Ferguson defeats Ramsey Nijem via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Clay Guida vs. Anthony Pettis
Round one: Guida bouncing around like a maniac as usual. Pettis still with his hand cocked ready to counter. Sharp head kick from Pettis. Body kick from Pettis and Guida catches it and gets the take down. Pettis now going for a triangle choke. Guida slips out for now. Short punches from Guida nothing on them. Knees to the thigh from Guida. Hard punch from Guida. Pettis keeping wrist control looking for the submission. Full guard now for Pettis. Wild right for Guida and now Pettis jumps off the mat with a kick that just misses Guida. Their on their feet and now Guida fights for and gets another take down. Guida with some ground and pound but now Pettis almost locks in another triangle. Pettis is really working the high guard and wrist control looking for the finish off the back. Guida passes to half guard now. Some shoulder shots from Guida to end the round, and Guida won that round with his usual M-O. 10-9 Guida.
Round two:Jab from Pettis. Another jab from Pettis. Left hook from Pettis and a good combo from Pettis. Leg kick from Guida. Good one two from Pettis. Guida with the duck under and pick up semi-slam take down. Pettis has his back against the cage as he sits on his butt trying to work his way to his feet. More shoulder jabs from Guida. Pettis trying to walk the cage now. Pettis to his feet. Guida holding onto a single now. Pettis breaks loose with a hard uppercut left hook. Big head kick now from Pettis lands flush. 360 spinning back kick from Pettis wow that was insane. One two combo from Pettis, leg kick from Guida. Guida dodges a combo and again gets another take down. Pettis throws up his legs for another triangle and just misses locking it in. Pettis locks in an arm bar, but there is only 10 seconds left!!! Guida spins around but cannot get out and the bell rings!! Wow that was almost a finish for Pettis. Another round for Guida though this is his fight to loose. 10-9 Guida.
Round three: Jab from Guida. Double jab from Pettis. Hard right from Guida and then he gets a take down!!! Full guard for Pettis. Guida with shoulder jabs. Pettis with his high guard again and is looking for the finish. Guida looking to pass. Nice elbow from Guida. Pettis goes for a triangle but cannot lock it in. Knees to the thigh from Guida. Hard shoulder jabs from Guida. Pettis looking to walk the cage. Guida hellacious with trying to hold Pettis down. Pettis gets to his feet but there is not much time left. Guida goes for a hip toss but Pettis reverses and lands on top and gets the full mount!!! Guida gives up his back now and Pettis is desperate for the finish he has no other choice!!! Guida now slips out the back door and he is back on top!!! This crowd is going insane. 30 seconds. Guida now has one hook in and is going for the back. Guida with both hooks now but the bell rings and that is the fight!!! Wow exciting fight, Guida just worked his gameplan to perfection you could see Pettis is an extremely talented man on the feet and off his back but Guida just fought the perfect fight neutralizing the talent of Pettis. 10-9 Guida.
Final result: Clay Guida defeats Anthony Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Fabio Maldonado
Round one: Jab from Kingsbury. Body kick from Kingsbury. Jab from Kingsbury. Clinch from Kingsbury and he lands 3-4 HARD knees. Jab from Kingsbury. Hard right from Maldonado. Front kick from Kingsbury. Jab from Kingsbury. Right from Maldonado. HARD knee from Kingsbury wobbles Maldonado. Kingsbury now charges forward and gets a take down. Maldonado has a guillotine locked in tight!!! Kingsbury flips it over and reverses his way out. Their back to the feet and good jab from Kingsbury. Nice left from Maldonado. Leg kick from Kingsbury. Right from Kingsbury. Good combo from Maldonado. Nice left hook from Maldonado. Kingsbury with a clinch knee and then lands a combo. Maldonado with great body combos while in the clinch. Another takedown from Kingsbury. Half guard for Maldonado. Nice elbows from Kingsbury. They get up abd Maldonado with good body shots and Kingsbury with knees form the clinch at the bell. Both men are landing hard and this is a good match up to this point. 10-9 Kingsbury.
Round two: Body kick from Kingsbury. Duck under take down from Kingsbury and now he is in half guard. Maldonado reverses positions now and is on top and then their right back to their feet. Jab from Kingsbury. Another jab from Kingsbury. HARD head kick from Kingsbury and counter right from Maldonado. Clinch from Kingsbury again and he lands knees as Maldonado lands hard body shots. More hard knees from the clinch by Kingsbury. Kingsbury misses a take down and trips and Maldonado lets him up. Kingsbury tags Maldonado with a kick. Jab from Kingsbury. Duck under take down again from Kingsbury. Maldonado sweeps Kingsbury and has north south position. Their back up and a good knee from Kingsbury in the clinch. Good body shot from Maldonado. Good hooks to the body from Maldonado in the clinch. Jab from Kingsbury. Body kick from Kingsbury. Right from Kingsbury. That is the bell, Maldonado getting best of stand up but Kingsbury getting the take downs. 10-9 Kingsbury.
Round three: Nice hook from Maldonado. Jab from Kingsbury. Hook from Maldonado and jab from Kingsbury. Leg kick from Kingsbury. HARD combo from Maldonado. Another good one two from Maldonado. Clinch form Kingsbury and Maldonado lands hard body shots. Kingsbury with the tackle take down. Their back up and tied up against the cage. Good combo from Maldonado. More hard body shots from Maldonado. Hard jab from Maldonado. Triple jab from Maldonado. Kingsbury goes for a take down and settles for a body clinch. Their against the cage. Good left hook from Maldonado and now Kingsbury goes for a take down but Maldonado gets control and ends up on top. Kingsbury's eye is a mess. Kingsbury goes for a take down after a stand up. Knee from Kingsbury. That is the bell, and Maldonado gets a last second take down in the process. Great fight, but odd match Maldonado did much more damage and Kingsbury scored more points. 10-9 Maldonado.
Final result: Kyle Kingsbury defeats Fabio Maldonado via Unanimous Decision
Tim Credeur vs. Ed Herman
Round one: Jab from Herman and then a right. Jab from Credeur. Good combo from Credeur. Jab from Credeur. Herman lands a BIG uppercut and drops Credeur and then Herman pounces and lands 3-4 more BOMBS and thats it Herb Dean steps in and stops it. WOW.
Final result: Ed Herman defeats Tim Creduer via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Chris Cope vs. Chuck O'Neil
Round one: Left from O'Neil. Leg kick from O'Neil. Another leg kick from Chuck. Right from Cope and body shot from Cope. Inside leg kick from Cope. O'Neil charges in with a combo and now their tied up against the cage and O'Neil lands a good knee to the body. Leg kick from Cope. Leg kick from O'Neil. Nice combo from Cope and leg kick from O'Neil. Body kick from O'Neil. Left from Chuck, and Cope lands a HARD left hook. Cope with another good left and O'Neil ties things up to regain his wits. Leg kick from O'Neil. Good counter right from O'Neil. Inside leg kick from Cope. Hard right from O'Neil as Cope lands a good body shot. Leg kick from Cope. Double jab to the body from Cope. Nice leg kick from Chuck. Nice hard body kick from O'Neil. Cope takes the 1st round as the bell rings, he is just more crisp with his striking. 10-9 Cope.
Round two: Leg kick from O'Neil and another. Good leg kick from O'Neil again. Inside leg kick from Cope. Nice body shot left hook combo from Cope. Cope charges in and O'Neil briefly has a clinch and misses a knee now their tied up against the cage. Good knees from the clinch by O'Neil. Left from O'Neil. Leg kick from O'Neil. Nice right from Cope. Inside leg kick from Cope. Left hook from Cope. Left from O'Neil. Inside leg kick from Cope, leg kick from O'Neil. Nice left hook from Cope and counter left from O'Neil. Leg kick from O'Neil. Right from Cope. Inside leg kick from Cope. Another inside leg kick from Cope. Nice combo from Cope. Right from O'Neil. That is the bell and Cope is just controlling this match he is the much quicker fighter O'Neil cannot pull the trigger. 10-9 Cope.
Round three: Leg kick from O'Neil. Leg kick from Cope. RIght from O'Neil. Cope ties things up and their against the cage and Cope lands a good elbow and some knees. O'Neil looks for a hip toss but looses control. Left from Cope. Leg kick from Cope and a hard left hook from Cope. Double jab from Cope. Hard combo from Cope. Good combo from Cope ended with a leg kick. Hard left from Cope. Head kick from Cope and a spinning heel kick that lands a little bit. Their tied up now and O'Neil is trying to get a single and Cope stuffs it and lands some good knees. Knee from O'Neil in the clinch. O'Neil needs to go for broke. Good right for O'Neil. Inside leg kick from Cope. Good combo from Cope and a HARD spinning backfist. He unloads another good combo. Nice left from Cope. Nice body shot left hook then right hook combo from Cope. Right from O'Neil. Nice combo and head kick from Cope. Cope closes things out with a good combo and he dominated that fight. He just looked like the faster crisper fighter. 10-9 Cope.
Final result: Chris Cope defeats Chuck O'Neil via Unanimous Decision
TUF 13 FINALE PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE UNDERCARD COMMENTARY:
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Danny Downes vs. Jeremy Stephens
Round one: Stephens immediately takes command of the center of the cage. He presses forward and clinches with Downes. Both men clinch and Stephens backs away. Downes tries to use a jab and Stephens presses forward with some big power strikes that connect. Stephens clinches and Downes reverses him, throwing a short elbow on the way out. Stpehens throws a nice inside and outside leg kick that connects and Downes responds with a kick of his own. Downes presses forward, clinches and throws a nice knee to the body and Stephens presses him into the fence. both men trade knees and Downes connects with an inside leg kick. Stephens connects with some power shots but Downes seems unfazed. Stephens lands a combination and closes it off with a clinch. Big right hand from Stephens connects and stumbles Downes but Downes recovers and lands a nice elbow. Downes comes forward with a combination and a pair of high kicks as the round concludes. 10-9 Stephens
Round two: Leg kick from Stephens is caught by Downes and he clinches, attempting a big elbow. Stephens changes levels and drops for a takedown and gets it but Downes latches on a guillotine choke. Stephens seems fine and his head slips out. Upkick from Downes connects but Stephens drops down with a big strike that helps him pass into side control. Stephens latches on a Kimura and he's really torquing Downes' arm. Downes is hurtin gbad and Stephens continues to twist on his arm. Huge elbow from Stephens and then another. Downes was very close to tapping but credit the kid for his heart. Downes gets back to his feet and bounces around as the crowd cheers him on. Head kick attempt from Downes and both men trade right hands. Downes' hands are dropping a little bit and that could be dangerous. Downes throws an inside leg kick that lands on the cup and they reset. Downes pushes forward with a combination and a left kick. Another inside kick from Downes and Stephens responds with a nasty body kick. Stephens lands an uppercut and overhand right on Downes but Downes responds with a solid right hand. Stephens shoots and secures a takedown, passing to side control and taking Downes back. Nice knee from Stephens as Downes is on his way up as the round ends. 10-9 Stephens
Round three: Big combination early from Stephens and he shoots for a takedown. Downes gets back to his feet and takes inside position in the clinch, throwing a nice left to the body. Downes is busted open, bleeding near his left eye. Stephens lifts Downes up into the air and runs across the cage Matt Hughes/Frank Trigg-style and slams him down directly into side control. Downes again gets back to his feet and eats a big knee from Stephens. Big combination from Stephens as he presses Downes into the cage and he takes Downes down. Downes turtles and raises to his feet but eats a knee. Stephens has a body lock on Downes but Downes escapes and resets with Stephens in the center of the cage. Downes presses forward but Stephens takes him down and looks to drop some ground and pound from his full guard. Downes throws his legs up looking for a submission but Stephens looks unconcerned. Big short strikes from Stephens and he passes to half guard. Downes is getting overpowered. Downes tries to sit up but Stephens passes to mount and sinks in a rear naked choke as time expires but Downes is saved by the bell. 10-9 Stephens
Final result: Jeremy Stephens defeats Danny Downes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Josh Grispi vs. George Roop
Round one: Grispi pushes forward immediately and clinches. Roop throws some nice short elbows in the clinch but Grispi takes him down. Grispi passes to half guard and then to side control. Grispi is relentless on the ground right now. Nice knee to the side from Grispi and Roop turtles to get back to his feet. Grispe shoots in and eats some elbows from Roop, lots of nasty elbows from Roop and that can't feel good. Grispi takes Troops back and Roop turns into him but he gets mounted by Grispi. Grispi attempts a guillotine but Roop uses the fence to stand. Grispi drops down for a takedown in the clinch and eats more elbows from Roop. Roop throws some knees in the clinch and forces Grispi to back away. Roop throws a head kick and Grispi pushes forward with lunging hooks. Grispi looks tired and Roop circles away and takes inside position in the clinch. Grispi pulls guard and Roop throws some left hands from top position. More left hands from Roop and he finishes the round with a nice knee as Grispi turtles. Roop stepped it up there. 10-9 Roop
Round two: Roop opens with a big front kick to the stomach that knocks Grispi down. Roop stacks Grispi up along the fence and works some ground and pound. Grispi tries an elevator sweep but the cage gets in the way and Roop continues to ground and pound. Roop passes to half guard and continues to punish Grispi with left hands. Grispi turtles and Roop continues to trow soem left hands. Roop backs off and lunges forward with a 1-2 combination as he dives into Grispi's guard. Roop throws some big elbows to Grispi's stomach. Huge elbow from Roop from above and he drops soem knees to the turtling Grispi. Grispi tries to roll but Roop just keeps punishing him with ground and pound. Dominant round for Roop. 10-9 Roop
Round three: Grispi with a body kick and Roop throws a big head kick and connects with a 1-2 combination. Roop presses forward and finishes his combination with a front kick to the body. Grispi catches a leg and turns the corner. He needs a finish. Roop attacks with an omaplata but Grispi steps over. Roop gets back to his feet but Grispi lunges forward with a takedown attempt and pulls Roop's legs out from under him. Grispi tries to step over Roops legs but his mouthpiece falls out. He puts it back in and they reset. Roop lands a big combination of strikes to the body and head but closes it off with a low kick. They reset and Roop continues to punish Grispi with his stand-up. Roop is just hammering Grispi here and he throws a HUGE right hook to the body that crumples Grispi and Herb Dean stops the fight.
Final result: George Roop defeats Josh Grispi via TKO at 3:14 of the third round
Shamar Bailey vs. Ryan McGillivray
Round one: Bailey presses forward, putting McGillivray on the defensive early. McGillivray attempts a huge right hand but Bailey ducks under it and takes him down easily. Bailey passes to side control easily and works some ground and pound. Goldberg pulls out the classic "explosive" line for Bailey. McGillivray attempts a D'arce choke from bottom to force Bailey to let him back to his feet and Baley throws some big knees on the way up. Bailey dives forward for a single-leg takedown but McGillivray avoids it. Bailey eggs McGillivray on and then pushes forward hard with a nice flurry. McGillivray attempts to take Bailey down but Bailey reverses and ends up on top. Bailey spins past McGillivray's underhook and takes side control again. McGillivray turtles and rolls under to reclaim guard. Bailey turns away from him and lets him back to his feet. Deep breath from Bailey after a big overhand right misses. Bailey throws a leg kick and takes McGillivray down right at the end of the round. 10-9 Bailey
Round two: Bailey with a lead right hook and McGillivray counters with a knee. Bailey ducks a left hook and easily takes McGillivray down right into half guard. Bailey pressing down hard on McGillivray's head and he throws a nice right hand. Bailey gets in tight and McGillivray turtles and rolls forward into full guard. Bailey throws some short elbows to McGillivray's thighs and some Bailey stand up. Bailey drops down and throws a right hand with authority that connects to McGillivray's face. Bailey passes around McGillivray's legs and goes to side control and McGillivray is again attempting the D'arce from bottom. McGillivray turtles and Bailey throws some right hands that connect and then a nice knee to McGillivray's side. Bailey rides out the remainder of the round in side control. 10-9 Bailey
Round three: McGillivray presses forward hard with head kicks and punches but Bailey uses his aggression to take him down and immediately take side control. Shamar tries to use his leg to trap an arm and McGillivray again turtles. Bailey throws some knees to the back of McGillivray's thighs and drops some hammerfists to the side of his head. Bailey latches onto McGillivray's neck but he gets back to his feet. Bailey throws a right body kick and shoots for a takedown but McGillivray stuffs it. McGillivray needs to finish the fight in the last two minutes if he wants to win. Bailey ducks a right hand and takes McGillivray down again, holding position in side control. Shamar throws some short elbows to the face and McGillivray turtles again and gets back to his feet with 45 seconds left. McGillivray ttaunts Bailey and Bailey raises his hands right back. Bailey catches a kick and closes the distance and McGillivray can't do anything as the fight ends. 10-9 Bailey
Final result: Shamar Bailey defeats Ryan McGillivray via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Justin Edwards vs. Clay Harvison
Round one: Edwards comes out aggressively and slips under a pair of hooks from Harvison and clinches. Edwards grabs the underhooks and throws Harvison with a lateral drop but he gets to his feet quickly. Edwards again drops for a takedown and Clay pulls guard and uses the fence to get back to his feet. Edwards again drops down, wraps up Harvison's legs and pulls them out from under him. Harvison gets back to his feet and Edwards throws a nice knee to the body. Edwards has some big swelling over his left eye and Edwards shoots forward and takes him down. Again Harvison gets to his feet and Edwards attempts a hip toss but Harvison defends. When Clay tries to work some ground and pound, Edwards latches onto a leg for a submission attempt and uses it to land on top. Harvison throws his legs up for an armbar but Edwards escapes and both men trade sweeps and submission attempts as the round ends. Fun first round. 10-9 Edwards
Round two: Edwards looks like he's lost a step here in the beginning of the round and Harvison tags him with a couple big strikes including two knees in the clinch. Edwards drops down for a takedown but is stuffed. Edwards again drops down for a takedown but Harvison defends. Big elbows to the body from Harvison and Edwards is fading here. Harvison is now in control. Edwards' punches look like they're in slow motion and he throws a nice spinning back kick that connects. Harvison pushes Edwards into the fence and connects with a nice left jab. Spinning back kick from Edwards grazes Harvison and Clay pushes forward clinching Edwards against the fence. Both men are very tired now. Harvison tags Edwards with a combination of strikes and he stuffs multiple takedown attempts from Edwards. Edwards is bleeding out of his nose now as the round ends. 10-9 Harvison
Round three: Harvison wobbles Edwards with a flurry of strikes and he presses forward, swinging for the fences. Edwards attempts two takedowns and Harvison sprawls easily and throws a big knee at Edwards on the way up. Both men clinch and it's Harvison with the takedown. Clay passes to half guard and lands a nice pair of elbows over the top. Edwards retains full guard and Harvison postures up with a big overhand right. Edwards throws his legs up with a submission attempt but Harvison slips out. Edwards backs away and escapes. Edwards dives forward with a takedown attempts, pressing Harvison into the cage and he turns the corner, taking Harvison down. Harvison smartly uses the cage to get back to his feet and both men exchange knees in the clinch. Edwards throws a nice stiff jab but eats a big right hand from Harvison. Push kick misses from Edwards but he follows it up with a right hand. Both men are fighting on fumes and Edwards scores a takedown with a minute left. Edwards tries to take Harvison's back but he's slipping off. Edwards slips off but sweeps Harvison with his feet and finishes the last 15 seconds on top. Extremely close round, could go either way. Edwards finished strong but Harvison controlled most of the third so I'm going with him. 10-9 Harvison
Final result: Clay Harvison defeats Justin Edwards via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Scott Jorgensen vs. Ken Stone
Round one: Excellent leg kick from Stone early and Jorgensen answers with a big right hand. Stone with a right hand of his own. Big right hand from Jorgensen and Stone responds with an inside leg kick. Stone needs to do a better job of avoiding Jorgensen's power shots. Both men land right hands at the same time and Stone pushes forward with a nice 1-2 combination. Stone working leg kicks, tripling up with them and he staggers Jorgensen with the last one. Jorgensen pushes forward with a clinch and Stone circles out, pushing Scott against the cage. Jorgensen circles away and lands a nice inside elbow but Stone pushes forward and tags him with some nice punches along with leg and body kicks. Jorgensen takes Stone down and Stone immediately works to throw up submission attempts. He tries a shoulder lock and then a triangle but Jorgensen picks him up and powers out of it. Jorgensen is in Stone's guard and he throws a HUGE overhand right that connects on Stone's chin and knocks him out cold. More follow-up shots from Jorgensen and the fight is stopped.
Final result: Scott Jorgensen defeats Ken Stone via knockout at 4:01 of round one
Reuben Duran vs. Francisco Rivera
Round one: Both men bouncing around the Octagon attempting to take the center of the cage. Duran shoots in immediately and takes Rivera down but Francisco locks on a tight guillotine choke that has Duran in trouble. Duran tries to posture up and shake out of it and he slips free. Rivera gets back to his feet and immediately latches on another guillotine choke but Duran starts elbowing him in the thigh and pushes forward until he's free. Duran presses Rivera into the fence and they both trade short inside strikes in the clinch. Rivera attempts a trip takedown but Duran defends and both men trade heavy leather. Duran changes levels and puts Rivera on his back, taking half guard. Now Duran latches on a guillotine choke and pulls full guard. It's tight but Rivera slips out and he's now in top position. Rivera drops a couple really big elbows and some ground and pound while Duran throws his legs up looking for a submission attempt as the round ends. 10-9 Duran
Round two: Both men in a feeling-out process in the first minute and Duran tries to sneak in an overhand right. Duran pops Rivera with doubled-up jabs and Rivera responds by tagging him with a big right hand. Both men exchange and connect with solid strikes and Duran throws an inside leg kick that jacks Rivera in the family jewels. After a brief pause, they reset. Rivera whiffs with a huge overhand right and Duran shoots in for a takedown. Rivera again latches on that guillotine and he pulls standing guard along the fence. Duran drops down to the ground and slips his head out yet again. Rivera may have gassed his arms out with that third guillotine attempt. Duran passes to half guard and smacks Rivera with a hammerfist to the face. Duran tries to pass to mount but Rivera sees it coming and turns his body. Instead, Duran takes Rivera's back and tries to work for a rear naked choke but can't lock it in as the horn sounds. 10-9 Duran
Round three: Both men posturing in the center and Rivera lands a nice leg kick. Duran responds with a spinning back kick and a leg kick of his own. Rivera throws a big straight right hand and Duran ducks under it and takes him down with authority immediately into side control. Duran attempts to work the mounted crucifix but Rivera slips free. As he turns away, Duran takes his back and transitions into a rear naked choke. He's got the submission locked in tight, palm-to-palm and Rivera is forced to tap out.
Final result: Reuben Duran defeats Francisco Rivera via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:57 or round three