Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com this evening for all the TUF 18 Finale results live as they happen from Las Vegas.
The preliminary action is expected to get underway at around 7.30pm ET (12.30am UK) with the main card going live at 10pm ET (3am UK).
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Nate Diaz defeats Gray Maynard by TKO at 2.38mins of Rd1
Julianna Pena defeats Jessica Rakoczy by TKO at 4.59mins of Rd1
Chris Holdsworth defeats David Grant by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2.10mins of Rd2
Jessamyn Duke defeats Peggy Morgan by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Raquel Pennington defeats Roxanne Modafferi by decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Akira Corassani defeats Maximo Blanco by disqualification (Illegal Knee) at 0.25mins of Rd1
An unfortunate end to this one very early in the fight as Blanco comes out explosively and gets Corassini down to the mat, but then landed a clearly illegal knee to his opponent’s face while he was still down. The action was immediately halted and with Corassani dazed and complaining that he couldn’t see out of one of his eyes it quickly became apparent this fight was going to end with Blanco being disqualified.
Tom Niinimaki defeats Rani Yahya by split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Niinimaki impressed in this fight particularly for his willingness to mix it up with the dangerous submission artist Yahya on the mat, and indeed got the better of him there for extended spells which ultimately helped him secure a deserved decision victory.
Jared Rosholt defeats Walt Harris by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Harris looked very dangerous on the feet in the opening round and had Rosholt in all sorts of trouble at one stage, dropping him twice in the space of a minute with hard, fast shots. Rosholt should true grit and toughness to hang on in there though and it paid off for him as Harris’ output began to slow in the second round allowing him to just edge him in the stand-up battle over that five minute spell. In the third Harris looked dead tired and Rosholt was able to get him to the mat where he controlled him for essentially the entire round to seal a decision victory.
Sean Spencer defeats Drew Dober by decision (30-27 x3)
These two slugged it out for three full rounds and it was Spencer who was consistently getting the better of it. Dober showed great resiliency though and never stopped pushing forward. He really started to wear the damage caused by Spencer’s offensive output by the third round though, bleeding from cuts to his face. Spencer tried to go all out for the finish after hurting Dober with some hard knees to the head, but just couldn’t put him away and had to settle for the decision.
Joshua Sampo defeats Ryan Benoit by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4.31mins of Rd2
Benoit had his moments in this fight and certainly made it competitive, but overall Sampo looked to have the edge, particularly on the mat, and he made that count late in the second round as he got to full mount then swiftly transitioned into a rear-naked choke attempt when Benoit turned his back. The rolled again and Sampo was able to completely lock up the choke and force the tap.