MMA: Ultimate Fighter finale

Clay Guida & ANthony PttisRic Fogel for ESPN.comClay Guida, top, is punching his way toward title contention.
With his victory over Anthony Pettis at “The Ultimate Fighter 13” Finale, Clay Guida has positioned himself to make a run at the UFC’s 155-pound championship. Could a title eliminator against Jim Miller or Benson Henderson await? More »

Ferguson earns KO bonus with contract

June, 5, 2011
6/05/11
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Okamoto By Brett Okamoto
ESPN.com
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Tony FergusonRic Fogel for ESPN.comAll in a night's work: Tony Ferguson picked up a contract and some coin in the TUF finale.
Tony Ferguson’s knockout win over Ramsey Nijem Saturday didn’t just earn him a six-figure contract with the UFC. It also got him $40,000 on the spot.

Ferguson (11-2) used a well-placed left hook to put Nijem down in the first round of their headlining bout at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale in Las Vegas. UFC president Dana White tweeted shortly after the performance had won "Knockout of the night."

It beat out several notable knockouts on the card. Bantamweight Scott Jorgensen (12-4) finished Ken Stone with a right hand from inside his guard -- a feat rarely seen in mixed martial arts. Middleweight Ed Herman (22-9) needed just 48 seconds to knock out Tim Credeur and featherweight George Roop (12-7-1) dropped heavily favored Josh Grispi in the third round with a body shot.

Also on the card, bantamweight Reuben Duran (8-3-1) took "Submission of the night" honors for his third-round win over Francisco Rivera. Light heavyweight fighters Kyle Kingsbury (11-2) and Fabio Maldonado (18-4) won "Fight of the night."

The event drew a total attendance of 1,857. All bonuses consisted of $40,000.
Power puncher Jeremy Stephens meets Duke Roufus protégé Daniel Downes in a preliminary bout at “The Ultimate Fighter 13” Finale on Saturday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Can Downes withstand Stephens’ go-for-the-fences approach in his first Octagon appearance? More »

A showman to the bone

June, 2, 2011
6/02/11
5:58
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By Yael Grauer
Sherdog.com
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Bringing “Showtime” to the Octagon, former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will make his promotional debut against Clay Guida at “The Ultimate Fighter 13” Finale on Saturday in Las Vegas. More »

Shutting down 'Showtime'

June, 1, 2011
6/01/11
12:24
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By Tristen Critchfield
Sherdog.com
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GuidaMike Fridley/Sherdog.com Show stopper? Clay Guida has seen the "Matrix" kick before -- and just might have the antidote.
Can Clay Guida avoid becoming another victim on the highlight reel of the acrobatic Anthony “Showtime” Pettis? The two lightweights collide at “The Ultimate Fighter 13” Finale on Saturday in Las Vegas. More »

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