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UFC Ultimate Fighter Finale results: Herrig, Clark, Calderwood among the winners on preliminary card

Felice Herrig pulled off an armbar to win in the "featured prelim" bout on the TUF Finale card. She was one of six fighters to get their hands raised on the prelims.

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Tonight saw all-female prelims for the UFC as the contestants from The Ultimate Fighter stepped into the cage to try and prove they belonged on the world's biggest MMA stage after a season of reality show nonsense.

Felice Herrig got to the UFC after a lengthy career that has seen her on some of the bigger stages in the sport, taking on Lisa Ellis. Ellis caught her in a very deep guillotine choke early in the first round, Herrig said after the fight that she was "gurgling" while in the choke, but she toughed it out and in the second round was able to catch an armbar for the win in the featured preliminary bout.

Heather Jo Clark won a hard fought decision over Bec Rawlings, battling through some back and forth action and bad positions to win all three scorecards 29-28.

Also scoring a 10-8 round was Joanne Calderwood as she beat Seo Hee Ham. Ham was game throughout the fight, coming forward and throwing hard punches, bloodying the face of Calderwood. Still, Ham was clearly outsized and probably belongs at atomweight. Calderwood used her size and technique to clearly earn the decision, 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26.

When the prelims went over to Fox they kicked off with Tecia Torres taking on Angela Magana. Magana had become something of a "star" during TUF, using the Twitter platform to tweet all kinds of outlandish stuff. That worked to get her attention but did sour many fans on her for a personality that far outsized her accomplishments. Torres was able to easily control the fight from the opening bell. The final scorecards were a clean sweep, 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26 as one judge gave Torres a 10-8 round.

It only took Aisling Daly one round to pick up her first ever UFC win as she caught Alex Chambers in an armbar shortly before the end of the first round.

Angela Hill impressed in a big way to kick off the show. The MMA neophyte showed markedly improved takedown defense and positional awareness as she battered Emily Kagen for a unanimous decision. By the second round, Hill was putting together big combinations with hard knees and elbows that seemed to warrant a corner stoppage. Instead, Kagen was sent back out to get roughed up for another five minutes before the decision. Two of the judges even found space for a 10-8 round for Hill as she won 30-27, 30-26 and 30-26.

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