As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC's The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale . The live blog will start with the beginning of the Facebook undercard stream (6:30 p.m. ET), continuing through the Spike TV main card broadcast (9 p.m. ET).
The event is headlined by a bout between finalists Ramsey Nijem and Anthony Ferguson to crown the season thirteen Ultimate Fighter. The true main event is a bout between the last WEC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, and fan favorite Clay Guida. The winner of the Pettis/Guida fight is in line for a title shot once Edgar and Maynard are finally able to complete their rematch. Other main card buts include Ed Herman vs. Tim Credeur, Kyle Kingsbury vs. Fabio Maldonado and Chuck O'Neil vs. Chris Cope.
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The Spike broadcast is underway, you can find the facebook preliminary fight results after the jump.
Chris Cope vs. Chuck O'Neil - Round 1 - O'Neil with some early leg kicks, Cope tries to answer and O'Neil opens up with some "walking punches" that force Cope into the cage. Leg kick by Cope lands as they're back to distance. O'Neil misses a head kick. Looping left hand from Cope lands. Another looping left hand by Cope and that one hurts O'Neil. Lack of discipline leads to his rushing in and getting clinched and O'Neil has recovered. Right hand by Chuck lands. Right hand by O'Neil as he eats a punch to the body. O'Neil with a good shot. 10-9 Cope but close. And he lauches a "whoo" from the corner.
Round 2 - Cope with a leg kick. This is a really ugly fight. Both guys are throwing a lot but not really landing and both are showing a lot of wasted movement. Best strikes of the round are Cope's leg kicks. I feel like I should be typing a lot more but it's a ton of missed punches and then the occasional Cope leg kick. 10-9 Cope.
Round 3 - Early clinching and neither guy does anything so they're back to distance. Cope is clearly winning, but this is pretty ugly and Chuck has basically not done anything resembling an effective offensive technique. Finally Cope gets through with a spinning backfist. Then he "tees off" on the arms of O'Neil. They continue on to the final bell. 10-9 Cope again.
Official Scorecard: 30-27 across the board for Chris Cope.
Fabio Maldonado vs. Kyle Kingsbury - Round 1 - Leg kick by Kingsbury right away. Kyle coming forward with a lot of kicks. Slow punches by Fabio and Kingsbury clinches him and throws a flurry of knees but hits mostly arm. Right hand by Fabio lands. Two punches land for Fabio now. Kingsbury with some knees and a takedown but he's caught in a guillotine.He has to give up mount to get out. Now standing Fabio lands a nice left hook. Right hand by Kingsbury. Two punch combo by Fabio. Maldonado is really cracking him to the head and body now. Kingsbury with a takedown now and he lands a few elbows. Kimura attempt by Kingsbury lets Maldonado get to his feet and he cracks Kyle to the ribs. Big knee from Kingsbury and the round ends. 10-9 Kingsbury but he's in trouble as this moves to round 2.
Round 2 - Body kick by Kingsbury and then a takedown into the half guard of Maldonado. Kingsbury is so gassed that he is moving in slow motion and it lets Fabio get to standing after a sweep. Head kick by Kingsbury is blocked. Kyle clinches him but he takes a bunch of punches to the body. Clinch and knees that are blocked by Fabio. Takedown by Kingsbury and Fabio uses a guillotine to sweep. Knee by Kyle as they stand up. Body shots by Maldonado. More body work by Fabio. Two punches land for Fabio, body kick by Kingsbury. Right hand by Kyle and the round ends. 10-9 Maldonado for the body work, but I know most people give that round to Kingsbury.
Round 3 - Fabio drills him with hard early shots and Kingsburry's eye is swelling and he blows his nose, bad move. Fabio is really pouring it on here. Takedown by Fabio and he doesn't do anything so it gets stood up. Fabio with a clear lead in this round. The round ends and I have it 10-9 Fabio to give him the 29-28 win. Pretty sure this gets scored 29-28 Kingsbury.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 across the board for Kyle Kingsbury. Kyle Kingsbury wins by unanimous decision.
Tim Credeur vs. Ed Herman - Round 1 - Jab by Herman, Credeur tries to fire back. They're trading pawing strikes without a lot of snap on them. Big uppercut by Herman and Credeur drops to the ground. A few more shots send Tim in and out of consciousness before the ref stops the fight. Ed Herman wins by TKO (punches), round 1.
Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Guida - Round 1 - Guida moving a lot early, as expected. Two punches from Pettis almost land. Head kick by Pettis is blocked. Guida catches a kick and gets the takedown. Pettis attacking with triangles early. Guida finally lands a punch from top. Pettis is trying to catch him as he strikes with a submission. Pettis tries an upkick and springs to his feet and Guida starts working for a takedown. Guida with another takedown. Now he has his head in the cage which is much better. Pettis continually attacking off his back. Guida passing to half guard and landing some shoulder butts. The round ends, 10-9 Guida.
Round 2 - Leg kick by Guida is really stiff and didn't land with any authority. Guida with a takedown about one minute in. Pettis stuck against the cage sitting up with Guida on top of him. Pettis scoots to standing but he's pressed against the cage. Pettis gets out and lands a short uppercut. Head kick just barely blocked by Guida. Tried for a spinning back kick springing off the cage and missed. Guida with a leg kick, one in return from Pettis. Body kick by Guida right into a quick takedown with about a minute left. Pettis tries for the triangle again. Armbar attempt by Pettis as the round ends. 10-9 Guida.
Round 3 - Guida stalking here early. Overhand right by Guida and a takedown. Guida with short hammerfists. Pettis continues to attack with triangles and armbars but Guida isn't getting caught. Guida passes to half guard. Shoulderbutts by Guida from the top. Pettis trying to scoot to the cage and stand but Clay doesn't let him and lands a sharp punch. Pettis manages to stand with about 1:50 left. Pettis reverses a takedown from Guida and ends up on top. Guida gives up his back when Pettis tries to mount. Guida slides out and is right back on top. Hammerfists from Guida and he moves to side control. Guida closes out the round taking the back of Pettis. 10-9 Guida for the clean sweep on my card.
Official Scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Clay Guida wins by unanimous decision.
Anthony Ferguson vs. Ramsey Nijem - Round 1 - Nijem scoring with early punches and Fergusson gets the takedown. A lot of scrambling and after Ferguson rolls to avoid ending up on bottom they're back to standing. Nijem landing punches again. Nijem with a looping overhand right. Nice right hand by Ferguson. Ramsey flurries and lands a few punches. Takedown by Ferguson but Nijem gets up. Ramsey with some nice punches and Ferguson didn't seem to like that. Right hand by Ferguson. Ferguson lands a big left and follow-up right and Nijem drops and that'll do it. Anthony Ferguson wins by TKO (punches), round 1.
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Round 1 — Duran with an early takedown but Rivera latches on an arm-in guillotine. There's some tense moments but Duran pops his head out. Shot by Duran and Rivera with another arm-in guillotine, this time standing. They break from that position. Duran puts Rivera's back on the cage in a clinch. They trade some inside shots as we reach the halfway point of the round. Both men being extremely active here. Duran pulls Rivera off the cage and takes him down. Half-guard with 1:15 remaining. Now Duran transitions into a guillotine. Rivera pops his head out and is in Duran's guard. Two big elbows land. Duran goes for an armbar and eats a shot for his troubles. Close round. 10-9 Duran.
Round 2 — Leg kick for Duran. Another. Rivera tags him with a big left but Duran appears to be OK. Left hook, right hand for Duran. Duran with another kick but this one catches Rivera low. He is down. Rivera recovers after about a minute and we resume action. Leg kick for Rivera and Duran takes the opening to drive Rivera into the fence, but Rivera latches in another guillotine. He's really cranking it but they fall to the mat and Duran's head comes out. He's on top in full guard now. Duran eventually passes to half-guard. Elbow for Duran as we have under a minute. Duran goes for mount but is able to take Rivera's back in a scramble. Body triangle in. He's not going to have enough time to finish. 10-9 Duran.
Round 3 — Duran looking to go to the body here and he takes Rivera down and is in side control. Center of the cage. Mounted crucifix for Duran but Rivera escapes only to have Duran take his back. He locks in the rear-naked choke. That's it.
Round 1 — Leg kick for Stone. Nice right by Jorgensen. Stone walks into a right. Jorgensen jacks Stone's jaw with another right. Stone with a leg kick but Jorgensen is just stalking him. Nice body kick for Stone. Stone sends Jorgensen flying with a leg kick. They clinch against the cage. Nice elbow by Jorgensen. Stone with a right and a head kick that's blocked. Stone is starting to get rolling. Now Jorgensen gets a body lock and a takedown. Full guard. Stone looks for a triangle. Jorgensen looks to pick him up for a slam and apparently Stone has learned his lesson and lets it go. Jorgensen in full guard. Big rights land by Jorgensen and Stone goes out. Wow. That was fast.
Round 1 — Edwards coming out like a bat out of hell. Edwards with a takedown into side control. Harvison to his feet. Edwards with another takedown. Harvison trying to wall walk and he does. Edwards drops right back down and takes Harvison back down. Back on the feet. Harvison with a knee to the body. They briefly exchange and Edwards drives him and takes him back down. Again, Harvison stands. Edwards misses a takedown and eats a few shots but grabs a leg. He can't get it but ends up getting into Harvison's guard. Harvison throws up an armbar but Edwards escapes to side. He goes for one of his own and Harvison ends up on top. Harvison goes for a guillotine but doesn't threaten. Harvison ends the round on his back. 10-9 Edwards.
Round 2 — Harvison lands a right. Knees for Harvison. Edwards looking for a takedown but can't get it this time. Clinched against the cage. Edwards drops down again but can't get it. Again and nothing. Edwards is tiring but as I type that, he lands a spinning back kick. More clinching against the cage. Harvison with a knee to the body. They break. Harvinson lands a right. Some sloppy striking. Edwards goes for a takedown but can't get it. Harvison 10-9.
Round 3 — Harvison teeing off on a tired Edwards. Both men throwing almost slaps. Edwards tries for a feeble takedown and can't get it. They clinch against the cage and Harvison takes him down. Harvison working elbows. Nice right hand lands. Edwards tries for an armbar but it allows Harvison to pass but they both get up. Both men tired now. Edwards drives in for a takedown and he gets it with 2:10 remaining. Back to the feet. Harvison lands a right. Edwards with a leg kick and a punch. Edwards with a takedown with just more than a minute to go. He is kind of Harvison's back but he shakes him off. They clinch against the cage with 20 seconds to go and Edwards takes him back down. Edwards finishes strong. Gritty third round. Edwards 10-9 (29-28 Edwards).
Round 1 — McGillivray cautious to engage because of what just happened: A takedown by Bailey. Bailey passes the legs into side control. McGillivray stands but eats three straight knees. McGillivray stops a takedown attempt. Bailey talking some trash in the cage now. He comes back with some big shots. McGillivray grabs on for a takedown but ends up on his back. Bailey into side control. And he stands up. Under a minute to go. Neither man landing much. McGillivray with an uppercut but gets caught and taken down. Round ends. 10-9 Bailey.
Round 2 — Bailey comes in but he can't get the takedown. But after a brief chase, he gets him down. Half-guard. McGillivray tries to pry Bailey off him but that is going nowhere fast. Bailey moves to riding position and McGillivray rolls into guard, Shogun-style. Not much going on here. McGillivray trying from the bottom but Bailey isn't doing much until he dives in with a shot. He shucks the legs aside again and lands in side control. Back to riding position. Big knee to the body by Bailey. McGillivray's foot gets stuck inside Bailey's shorts, so we get a brief respite. Round ends with Bailey in side control. 10-9 Bailey.
Round 3 — McGillivray needs a finish to win this fight. He's looking for it. Head kick and a knee. He fires another. McGillivray comes in with a jumping knee but lands woefully short and is taken down. That was fun while it lasted. Boo birds are out. Side control for Bailey. Bailey looking like Brock Lesnar against Heath Herring. Just sitting on the side as the opponent turtles up. They stand. And Joe Rogan just made my Lesnar/Herring comparison. McGillivray stuffs a takedown. Halfway through the round. Bailey with another takedown as McGillivray came in too wild. Side control. Rogan calling Bailey out on grabbing the tape and glove of McGillivray. It goes unnoticed. We've got 40 seconds left and McGillivray says let's do it. He says come on. Bailey waves him in. Bailey catches an ill-planned leg kick and hangs on. They're against the cage and that's it. Crowd boos. 10-9 Bailey (30-27 Bailey).
Official decision: Shamar Bailey d. Ryan McGillivray (Decision/Unanimous) - 30-27x3
Round 1 — Grispi latches on for a single and he gets him down, eating some elbows in the process. He passes to half-guard. Roop trying to wall walk but Grispi isn't having any of it. Grispi in side control. Grispi goes for a guillotine but loses that. Back to the feet but Grispi takes him back down but continues to eat elbows to the side of the head. They stand but Grispi hops on his back as he drags him down. Mount for Grispi. Hip escape but Grispi is all over him. They stand and clinch. Knee to the body for Roop. And they break. Grispi just runs in with reckless abandon and clinches, but Roop turns him around and puts him in the cage. Grispi pulls guard with 50 seconds left. Elbow for Roop. Roop lands some good shots and ends the round strong, but I don't think it was enough. Grispi 10-9.
Round 2 — Roop just drops Grispi with a front kick to the gut. He's on top now. Nice shots by Roop. He is taking over the fight. Roop dropping shots from full guard. Roop is so active Grispi can't do anything. He works him over from the turtle position before stepping out and going back into guard. Roop with elbows and punches. Huge elbow by Roop. Back to turtle. Dominant round for Roop. Zero offense from Grispi. 10-8 Roop.
Round 3 — Roop working kicks early. Grispi catches a kick and is able to take him down. Roop escapes but Grispi back on him and gets him down. Grispi is warned for losing his mouthpiece for a second time. Back to the feet. Roop with two head kicks and then he lands one right to the junk. Brief stoppage. Grispi is OK Roop going to work now. Grispi is able to keep him honest with a right. Body shot by Roop drops Grispi and Herb Dean jumps in and stops it.
Round 1 — Stephens lands a nice combo. They clinch against the cage. Downes looking for underhooks. Knee to the body for Stephens. Downes wades in with some punches and a knee to the body. Clinch against the cage. They break. Stephens with a knee inside. He misses a wild uppercut. Stephens with a combo against the cage and they break. he staggers Downes a bit. Downes appears OK. Leg kick for Stephens. They trade at the bell. 10-9 Stephens.
Round 2 — Downes catches a kick and puts Stephens into the cage. Short elbow. Stephens looking for a takedown and he gets it. Downes looking for a guillotine. Full guard. Stephens pops his head out. Stephens stands and takes an upkick but comes down with a big shot and into side control. Stephens looking for a kimura. Downes is hanging in there. This is rough. Incredible toughness. He gets out but eats an elbow. Another. Downes tries to scramble and he does get up. The crowd cheers. Downes slips throwing a kick. Stephens looking for a kill shot. Downes with a kick that catches Stephens low. We commence again. Downes coming forward and he's landing. Stephens returns a body kick. Right hand for Downes but Stephens gets another takedown with 30 seconds left. Big knee for Stephens as Downes stands. 10-9 Stephens.
Round 3 — Big right for Stephens. Downes responds and Stephens takes him down. Downes stands and eats a knee again. Downes is bleeding badly over the left eye. They clinch against the cage. Stephens picks Downes up, runs across the cage and slams him. Side control for Stephens. Downes eats a big knee as he stands yet again. They break, Stephens lands some shots and takes him back down with 2:30 left. Stephens all over Downes and they break with 1:40 to go. Stephens with a takedown. Downes throwing his legs up to no avail. Stephens into half-guard. Stephens mounts after Downes pulls him into it with 10 seconds left. Stephens takes his back and locks in a choke but time expires. 10-9 Stephens (30-27 Stephens).