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Ramsey Nijem falls to Tony Ferguson in latest Ultimate Fighter Season Finale

The thirteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter has wrapped with the latest champion being crowned, Tony Ferguson.

Ferguson continued to show the same stand-up skills earning him a spot in the TUF 13 main event against fellow finalist Ramsey Nijem by dropping his opponent in the opening round and finishing him to earn the title of “Ultimate Fighter”.

Also on the card was an explosive lightweight showdown between top contenders Anthony Pettis and Clay Guida, where Guida outpointed Pettis, as well as a middleweights match-up between Tim Credeur and Ed Herman where Herman finished Credeur early after a well-placed uppercut.

Read below for detailed TUF 13 Finale results:

PRELIMINARY CARD

Reuben Duran def. Francisco Rivera via Submission Round 3 (Rear Naked Choke)
Scott Jorgensen def. Ken Stone via KO Round 1 (Punches)
Clay Harvison def. Justin Edwards via Split Decision
Shamar Bailey def. Ryan McGillivray via Unanimous Decision
George Roop def. Josh Grispi via TKO Round 3 (Body Shot)
Jeremy Stephens def. Daniel Downes via Unanimous Decision

MAIN CARD

Chris Cope vs. Chuck O’Neil

Round One: O’Neil opened up with a lot of leg kicks early while Cope tried to establish his jab. Cope did a nice job going to the body while his strikes but O’Neil hung tough and fired back with counter punches while continuing to chop the leg of Cope. Cope may have been busier with his strikes but I feel that O’Neil landed the more effective strikes. Close round overall though. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for O’Neil.

Round Two: O’Neil kept up with the leg kicks while Cope continued to mix things up with his hands. Cope was once again the more busier of the two fighters and this round he really limited O’Neil’s effectiveness by avoiding the kicks and counters. Much better round for Cope, who looks like he’s starting to take control of this fight. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Cope.

Round Three: Cope came out and once again controlled the pace by mixing up his strikes and putting together good combinations. O’Neil really struggled to get anything off in this round. O’Neil went for a takedown halfway through the round but Cope stuffed it, made O’Neil pay with strikes, and then let out a “WOOOO!” as he broke free. Cope rocked O’Neil with a spinning back fist but O’Neil survived as Cope tried to end it with a flurry. Very strong round for Cope. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Cope and the fight 29-28 for Cope.

Result: Chris Cope def. Chuck O’Neil via Unanimous Decision

Fabio Maldonado vs. Kyle Kingsbury

Round One: Kingsbury started strong with some good knees in the clinch but Maldonado did a nice job blocking most of them. Kingsbury went for a takedown and was caught in a guillotine but managed to escape. Maldonado did a nice job jabbing to the body of Kingsbury and landing a good left hook. Kingsbury kept trying to clinch but Maldonado made im pay with some good hooks to the body. Kingsbury got a takedown but Maldonado got up and went back to the body. Kingsbury landed some good knees at the end of the round. Close round but a slight edge to Moldonado based on all the body shots. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Maldonado.

Round Two: Kingsbury got an early takedown but Maldonado swept him and got to his feet. Kingsbury again tried to do the majority of his work from the plum clinch with knees but Maldonado kept working the body with uppercuts. Kingsbury worked hard for takedowns but Maldonado fended them all off. Close round but a slight edge again to Maldonado. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Maldonado.

Round Three: Maldonado started strong with some good right hands but Kingsbury fired back with some stiff jabs. Maldonado continued to work the body of Kingsbury. The left eye of Kingsbury is a mess. Maldonado got a takedown but Kingsbury controlled him and forced a stand up with a minute left. The fight ended with Maldonado getting a takedown. Good round for Maldonado. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Maldonado and the fight 30-27 for Maldonado.

Result: Kyle Kinsgbury def. Fabio Maldonado via Unanimous Decision

Ed Herman vs. Tim Credeur

Round One: Creuder opened strong with some good counter punches but in the middle of the exchange, Herman caught him with a short uppercut that dropped him. On the ground, Herman landed a couple of punches that put Creuder out and forced the ref to jump in.

Result: Ed Herman def. Tim Creuder via TKO Round 1 (Punches)

Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Guida

Round One: Guida got an early takedown off a kick. Pettis attacked with submissions but Guida stay postured, avoided them, and landed some punches. Pettis tried a spring up kick but Guida avoided it and kept Pettis down. Pettis still attacking off his back but Guida would have none of it. Guida landed some good shoulder strikes on the ground to end the round. Good round for Guida. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Guida.

Round Two: Another early takedown by Guida and he put Pettis’ back against the cage and just controlled him. Pettis got up but Guida stuck to him for a good period of time. Pettis finally got up and landed a good head kick but Guida took it. As Guida backed against the cage, Pettis tried a push off 360 spinning back kick but Guida avoided it. Guida got another takedown with just under a minute left and controlled Pettis. Pettis nearly got an armbar at the end of the round but Guida managed to survive. Another good round for Guida with the takedowns and control. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Guida.

Round Three: Guida got another quick takedown after a good right hand. Pettis continued to look for submissions off his back but Guida stuffed them all. Pettis got up and Guida went for a throw but Pettis reversed it and ended up on top. Pettis got the back but Guida escaped out the back door and got on top. Guida ended the round on the back of Pettis. Another strong round for Guida with the takedowns. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Guida and the fight 30-27 for Guida.

Result: Clay Guida def. Anthony Pettis via Unanimous Decision

Tony Ferguson vs. Ramsey Nijem

Round One: Nijem came out strong with strikes but Ferguson ducked under and got a takedown. Nijem got to his feet, ate some uppercuts on the way up, but fired right back. Ferguson landed a good combo but Nijem came right back with a flurry and then stuffed a takedown. Nijem was hanging in there on the feet but Ferguson clipped him with a left hook that put Nijem down. A couple of punches on the ground and Nijem with out.

Result: Tony Ferguson def. Ramsey Nijem via KO Round 1 (Punches)

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

43 COMMENTS
  • Dufresne says:

    For being a first round pick, Shamar hasn’t impressed me at all.

  • Dufresne says:

    Jesus, Downes is tough as nails.

  • Dufresne says:

    It should be inferesting to see how Pettis does against a wrestler as persistent as Guida.

    And I can’t believe I’m rooting for Stripper Ramsey, but after the shit Tony said I hope Ramsey caves his face in.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    FKN kingsbury just got his ass handed to him aand won. Great fight shitty decision, both very tough guys with great heart though.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Nice to see Jorgensen get back in the W column

  • Dufresne says:

    I had it as 29-28 for Maldonado. I guess I could see an argument for 29-28 in Kingsbury’s favor, but 30-27 across the board? Really?

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Cope really looked good.

  • Dufresne says:

    Crap, I wanted Credeur to win that.

    Pretty GnP by Herman though.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    awesome win for Herman, very happy for that,

  • Rece Rock says:

    Dr- “do you know where you are?”. …
    Words you don’t want to hear

  • JollyDV says:

    Dos Santos said “Don’t Blink” , loved it!

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I’d give Clay round 1 for sure but very good round for both guys.

  • Dufresne says:

    There’s a woman in the crowd that sounds like a wounded goat.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    2 rounds for clay

  • Dufresne says:

    The Energizer Hippy should get the UD easily with that performance.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    exciting little bit of grappling for sure, but Clay out lasted Pettis. Although I would have sworn Kingsbury lost also.

  • Dufresne says:

    After MMA, Guida needs to go into auctioneering…

  • Dufresne says:

    Oh god damnit!

  • Dufresne says:

    Damn! Jorgensen dropped the hammer on Stone!

  • Angry Mike says:

    No surprise that Ferguson won. Impressive hands. Nijem should drop to 155. Guida did exactly what he should have. Time for a title shot.

  • MCM says:

    I still don’t like Tony, but that was some damn fine wrestling and a mean left hook.

    Guida/Miller for a title shot?

    Kingsbury can take some serious punishment and has really improved since TUF, but I still had him losing 28-29.

    Chris Cope reminds me of Clay Guida.

  • Angry Mike says:

    Yeah, if Cope had hair, wrestling ability and world class cardio, he’d be Guida’s long lost twin brother.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Didnt see the guida fight but it sounds like guida won via control. Perhaps the judges should consider awarding fighters points on FIGHTING rather than control. I mean if all you can do is hug a guy and hold him so he cant attack you, you should not be rewarded. You should also not be rewarded for take downs unless they are slams or throws that cause damage. A fighter should not be rewarded for not being able to stand and fight just like a fighter is not rewarded for wanting to stand by defending take downs. If he gets the take down and attacks, fine but if he just gets the take down and controls he is not a fighter, he is a wrestler abusing the rules to win an MMA match. How about we bring the fighting back into MMA and promote fighting and trying to finish rather than allowing wrestlers who cant finish to win via points and anti-fighting. Like I said I didnt see the guida foght but it sounds like control got him over the line, which is just another way of saying he hugged him and smothered his opponents attemts to make it a fight. Rules need to change and will.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    By the way Guida has still only won 3 more fights than he has lost in his last 19, in the same number of fights Miller has won 15 more than he has lost and has only lost to the 2 guys fighting for the title in his entire career. Miller deserves a shot next, Guida dosnt yet deserve a shot at all.

  • adamsfamily says:

    I agree with you about Guida, there are others who are better and more deserving. But if I can address your previous post:
    We all want to see fights and finishes, or wars. But its undeniable the relevance of wrestling in MMA as a discipline. Yes the judging is not up to speed and bullshit – we all know – but control in the clinch, putting someone on the ground and control on the ground is a major part of (all) fighting. All the strikers should go to K1 or just get better, this is the evolution of our sport. And it needs to stay a sport for us all to enjoy it and guys to get paid doing it.
    The wrestler pays a price if he lays and pray and gets away with it with the judges. The fans usually tire of them and they get dropped by dana eventually. The only real judge who’s opinion matters. So they have to not rest on their laurels either. Its like the armourer and the swordsmith, a constant contest.

  • MCM says:

    MMA-LOGIC
    “You should also not be rewarded for take downs unless they are slams or throws that cause damage.”
    Sorry Logic, but that argument makes no sense. That’s like saying you shouldn’t be awarded points for landing strikes unless they break skin or cause a KO. Or that that you shouldn’t be awarded points for submissions unless they cause damage (which would negate the tap out).

    Why is it that some people (and you see them on every MMA board across the web) think knocking (or even tripping) an opponent down with a strike or jumping into guard and pulling an opponent down is perfectly acceptable, but grabbing a single leg and yanking an opponent to the mat shouldn’t count?
    I’ve heard people speak in awe of “BJJ” fighters that hold their opponents in “rubber guard” or “mission control” and praise them for keeping tight and controlling posture. Yet these same people will dismiss a “Wrestler”, like Guida, who is constantly looking to improve his position while trying to deliver damage. Even wrestlers that don’t deliver damage but are always trying to get side control or mount are often considered “boring”, but that’s what Grappling is. Why is the only form of acceptable grappling in MMA allowed to be BJJ when Wrestling has been a successful Martial Art of thousands of years?

  • MCM says:

    Angry Mike, I was think more along the lines of the tenacity of Guida. Both Cope and Guida seam to be likeable guys that come out to have a good time and go all out, win or lose, in each fight. But maybe with long hair……..

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Clay is wack hes not a finisher the only way he should get a title shot is after a good finish or hes gonna be like fitch go all the way to the top with boring safe style andhave to wait for a year to try and get a title shot when no one wants to see him fight. maybe penn vs guida then title shot.

  • Angry Mike says:

    MCM

    If Cope would grow a mullet to go with the “whoos”, I swear I’d build an alter to him in my back yard. Chris Cope, the god of annoyance.

  • JabCrossHook says:

    “I’ve heard people speak in awe of “BJJ” fighters that hold their opponents in “rubber guard” or “mission control” and praise them for keeping tight and controlling posture. Yet these same people will dismiss a “Wrestler”, like Guida, who is constantly looking to improve his position while trying to deliver damage. Even wrestlers that don’t deliver damage but are always trying to get side control or mount are often considered “boring”, but that’s what Grappling is. Why is the only form of acceptable grappling in MMA allowed to be BJJ when Wrestling has been a successful Martial Art of thousands of years?”

    This isn’t a grappling competition, this is fighting, and control is only in perception of people watching the fight. I’ll give you an example, King Mo vs Mousasi, who was hurt more and looked more damaged after the fight? Obviously King Mo, he even got rocked by an upkick, his whole eye was swollen shut and he won the fight just on takedowns and not even doing anything or landing any meaningful GnP. Mousasi looked pretty comfy on his back just wailing on Mo, and all the strikes from the bottom made King Mo not even want to be in the guard of Mousasi. Sounds like Mousasi was really the one controlling to me…..that’s why awarding points on “control” is bullshit, they should reward it on damage done.

    Also if its in a ring, you can’t pin people up against the cage and just lean on them like Rick Story did to Alves for the first 2 rounds of their fight. Just food for thought, but those type of wrestlers or you can call them “fighters” are ruining the sport and making it boring.

  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Anyone who bet against Ferguson is an absolute imbecile-you heard it here first

  • Sykotick says:

    jab,
    So did you think Chael was beating Anderson Silva? Nuff said

  • JabCrossHook says:

    How is that enough said? Chael Sonnen kept attacking with GnP, he caught Silva on the feet but he didn’t really put Silva into danger of getting finished and honestly that’s pretty much proving my point. Sonnen was in “control” of the fight but never did anything really hurt Silva which in turn contributed to him getting subbed at the end of the fight. This just further reinforces the point that in a fight control has only to do with people’s perception of the fight.

  • MCM says:

    I think you missed my point Jab. Attacking off the back is one thing, Controlling off the back in another. More people tend to be excepting of fighters that control off the back than those that control from top position.
    Or look at it this way, if a fighter is on his back and not throwing punches but constantly adjusting himself to better positions or throwing up sub attempts that won’t work but may help him get to better positions, that’s considered fighting. But if a fighter is on top and not posturing up to throw punches but constantly trying to adjust to better positions or delivering short strikes that won’t KO anyone buy may help to get to better positions, that’s considered boring?

    I’m not asking this as a questions of aesthetics, some people prefer a sloppy slug fest to a technical ground game and vice versa, and that’s fine. But why is it that “Wrestling” or wrestlers are denounced as boring when they preform almost the same functions and BJJ practitioners just from a different position.

  • MCM says:

    *accepting of fighters*

    stupid public education.

  • Sykotick says:

    I asked if YOU thought Chael was winning that fight, where did you have him ranked after the fight, had that submission not taken place who do YOU think would have won

  • elkymbo says:

    I know this whole wrestling argument is a contentious one but put it this way. I watched the first round and then as soon as Guida took it to ground I fast forwarded it.

    Boring as bat shit.

  • JabCrossHook says:

    MCM I understand your point but if they spend the whole time trying to improve position but end up fending off sub attempts and not getting anywhere I feel like the person off the back is really the one controlling but the person in top position gets more credit from the judges. But I feel like a particularly tight submission that someone barely gets out of should be equated to someone getting dazed on the feet but not dropped and was able to recover.

    And if you spend the whole time trying to improve position without doing any damage, the round should be scored a draw because at the end of the day it is fighting, not grappling, there are strikes involved which changes the game significantly. Damage done should be ranked much higher than octagon control because time and time again we have seen the judges give the nod to the wrestler even though they barely did any damage and just held down their opponent.

    Obviously if the sub didn’t take place, Chael would’ve won, he consistently landed GnP on Silva with Anderson not offering much in return. if anderson was constantly trying to sweep, submit, and strike Chael off his back I would’ve had a different opinion.

  • Sykotick says:

    So in your eyes Chael would have won, cuz of constant GNP yet at the end of the fight Chael looked like he got hit a couple times with a meat tenderizer and Anderson looked fresh as a daisy…

    Hmmm interesting cuz in the paragraph before you said thag you CLEARLY stated that damage should be more important than control.
    The GNP that Chael was landing was just so he wouldn’t get stood up, not once was Anderson in danger of being stopped. Period.
    Anderson did more damage but was controlled the whole fight up till the triangle and you had him winning? How?

  • Sykotick says:

    Had Chael winning**

  • JabCrossHook says:

    Doesn’t matter what my opinion is, I already pointed out that Chael barely did any damage to Anderson BUT anderson wasn’t threatening off his back until the very end. The problem is that Chael was active in top position a lot more than Anderson was off his back. Also obviously Chael is gonna look more messed up because of his complexion, Anderson is way too dark but if it was someone else their face would’ve probably been bruised up like the way BJ Penn looked after Jon Fitch.

    Anderson caught Chael with maybe 3 good strikes in the rounds before but then he was taken down right away, plus he was caught on the feet numerous times and it did look like one of the punches wobbled him or maybe he was off balance, I’m not sure. But the point is that Anderson wasn’t on the feet long enough to do serious damage. I think that Chael could’ve done more when he was ahead like pass Silva’s guard and go to mount where he can possibly get a TKO but I guess he was content on throwing pitter patter GnP. Just the shear volume gave him the rounds even though Anderson was barely hurt unless you count the rib injury he came into the fight with.

  • MCM says:

    I’m still not getting my point across. I’m not talking about Judges score cards but fan perception. If a wrestler is just laying there, yes that’s boring. But Guida never just lays there. He’s constant action and pressure and is always looking for a way to improve his position and finish the fight (as evidenced by his last three fights). And yet, elkymbo says: “I watched the first round and then as soon as Guida took it to ground I fast forwarded it.” And he’s not alone is saying such things. Yet if a BJJ practitioner just holds his opponents, he’s said to have a very strong guard and is praised for his abilities.
    That, to me, is a fan perception that wrestling is inherently boring, regardless of whose doing it. And yet, BJJ gets a pass by fans even though it too has some very boring practitioners. As an example of boring BJJ fighters, BJ Penn. Love him or Hate him BJ is never labeled as boring. But I don’t think he’s ever pulled off a sub off his back, outside of an RNC. When BJ gets put on his back he spends the entire time tying up his opponents and looking for the stand up. Fans go on and on about his flexibility off his back and how his legs are like arms, but he never really does anything with them but hold his opponents close, like a reverse “wrestler”. BJ ate 120+ punches in the third round, but Fitch is the one that’s boring. BJ threw in the towel after getting beat down, but GSP is the one that’s boring. My question still stands.
    Why is Wrestling (Guida) boring and BJJ (Penn) not?

    I’m asking all fans, not just Jab. So tell me why ya’ll (especially those not in the States) find wrestlers, even active ones, boring.

  • elkymbo says:

    I’m from
    Australia and I think it’s because your definition of active is different to ours. Where you see someone with top control and trying to improve their position I see someone who is afraid to stand and trade or someone grinding out a victory. And I know it’s stupid to stand with someone better than you and a victory is a victory but for someone who is from a country where wrestling isn’t part of our upbringing it’s just not exciting. We don’t understand the subtlties as well as someone who has studied the sport for a vast portion of their lives.
    Vicious ground and pound is different to a grinding victory which is why I’m more excited to watch Mark Munoz than Guida or Fitch.
    Hopefully that helps you understand a little bit why untrained fan doesn’t enjoy it as much. It just exposes guys like Guida for what they are. A wrestler with some stand up training an great cardio, not a true mixed martial artist.

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