(6/4/2011)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Reuben Duran - 93.7
2. Clay Guida - 93.1
3. Scott Jorgensen - 93.0
4. George Roop - 91.9
5. Shamar Bailey - 91.9
6. Tony Ferguson - 91.8
7. Kyle Kingsbury - 91.6
8. Anthony Pettis - 91.3
9. Jeremy Stephens - 91.1
10. Justin Edwards - 90.9
UFC The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Clay Guida vs. Anthony Pettis
92.7
Fighters & Matches 89.3
Top 10 Fighters 92.0
TOTAL 90.7
90.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
11:57
     Fuck yeah! This Reuben Duran guy is legit! This fight marks his first win in the Octagon, but he fucking DESTROYED Rivera. Duran's boxing looked pretty amazing, he was able to escape 3+ guillotine attempts without much of a problem at all, his grappling looked really good, his wrestling was great, and he finished the fight early in the third round with a tight rear-naked choke. Reuben Duran looked pretty fucking impressive in this fight.
90.6
KO
(Punches)
4:01
      This was a pretty great ending, to an otherwise average quality fight. Ken Stone's striking looked solid throughout the first round, but Jorgensen was able to take him down, eventually slamming him a couple of times to avoid submission attempts. Jorgensen launched a HUGE right hand from the guard of Stone, which landed on Stone's jaw, knocked him unconscious, and then Jorgensen hit him a few more times for good measure, before the referee was able to stop the fight. Great win for Jorgensen.
88.8
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Oh man, Justin Edwards kicked some serious ass in the first round, beating Harvison bad enough to cause his forehead to swell like a crooked Unicorn horn, popping out of the left side of his head. The second round was a little closer, but I don't think Harvison did enough to make up for the damage done in the first round. The third round, I could see going to either guy, so overall, the fight was really close, but I REALLY think that Justin Edwards should have won this fight, and one judge agreed, but the other two gave it to Harvison, which means he wins via a hard fought split-decision.
88.0
Decision
15:00
      I didn't really get much of anything out of this fight. Shamar Bailey basically took McGillivray to the ground in all 3 rounds, repeatedly, beat him up a little bit here and there, completely controlled the pace of the fight, and absorbed no damage, but didn't really CAUSE that much damage either. So clearly Bailey wins this fight, but it wasn't exactly what I'd refer to as exciting necessarily.
89.2
KO
(Punch to the Body)
13:14
      This was a pretty decent fight, with Roop winning both of the first two rounds with his grappling & striking, as Grispi slowly started to fade throughout the fight. The third round basically had Roop throwing nonstop strikes at Grispi, and eventually he collapsed due to a punch to the stomach, and Roop walks away with the KO victory. Good show by Roop.
88.8
Decision
15:00
      This was one of those awkward bully fights, where Stephens basically just beat the shit out of Downes for the entire 15 minute fight, so I think a lot of people felt sorry for Downes in this one, but he's tough as hell, because most people wouldn't have stayed in there that long. In the second round, he locked on a Kimura that LITERALLY looked like it was removing his arm from his body, I have no idea how he didn't tap to that, and then in the third round, he finished it with a rear-naked choke (but Downes was saved by the bell). So yeah, ass kicking all day long. Stephens looked awesome, as usually, and Downes had a ROUGH debut.
87.0
Decision
15:00
      This fight was fine or whatever, but it was between two guys that I don't really have any interest in seeing fight again, just a couple of TUF outcasts or whatever. The highlight of this fight was probably Chris Cope's ability to get the crowd to go "WOOOOOOOO!" like Rick Flair at the end of every round, so if you're into that sort of thing, this was pretty cool. If not, this was just a standard undercard fight, that had no business being televised. Chris Cope clearly wins all 3 rounds though, and walks away with the decision.
89.6
Decision
15:00
      This was one hell of a brawl. Kyle Kingsbury looked great in the first two rounds, showing great Muay Thai skills, throwing HUGE knees to the face of Maldonado, and also securing several takedowns, controlling the pace of the first two rounds for sure. Maldonado however, came back in the third round, and kind of beat Kingsbury's ass, securing a takedown, fucking up Kingsbury's eye pretty badly, and overall, just wearing him out. In the end, I gave the fight to Kingsbury, 29-28, and all 3 judges agreed. Great fight overall.
88.0
TKO
(Punches)
0:48
      For a fight that was over in less than a minute, this really wasn't that exciting of a fight. There was an awkward clinch, they both looked sloppy, Herman started throwing some short uppercuts from the inside, Credeur fell to the ground, Herman followed up with some punches that bounced Credeur's head off the canvas, and the referee stopped it. I'm not really sure if this was a good stoppage or not? All I know is, Herman wins, and I wasn't really THAT impressed with either fighter tonight.
92.7
Decision
15:00
      Yeah! Clay Guida is awesome! That dude is a ball of energy, and he completely unloaded on Pettis, all 3 rounds, I thought I was going to give the fight to Guida, 30-27, but I got nervous at the end of the third round, because it looked like Pettis was making a comeback, but at the last minute, Guida finished strong, and stole that round as well. Clay Guida is a beast, and he completely outworked Pettis for 15 minutes. Great fight overall, and probably the best fight on the card.
88.8
KO
(Punches)
3:54
      Well, here we are with another TUF finale, where nobody REALLY cares about either of the guys in the finals. Ramsey Nijem seems cool enough I guess, and Tony Ferguson is a good enough fighter I guess, so they both scrap, Nijem seems a little more wild, Ferguson seems like the better wrestler & striker, and in the end, Ferguson knocks out Nijem. So there you have it, another season of TUF has reached it's conclusion.
OVERALL 90.7
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