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skelliher
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11.30.2013 | 1:04 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 99th

Prelims are supposed to start online at 730pm ET, followed by Fox Sports 2 Prelims at 8pm and a five-fight main card at 10pm on Fox Sports 1. 

You know the drill.

"When a game cannot be won, change the game."

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
  • Saturday 11.30.2013 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: Facebook.com
  • Name: The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Maynard 3
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $322,742
  • Attendance: 4,346
  • TV Ratings: 1.13M viewers (722,000 Prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 10
  • Promotion Links:
  • Event Links:
Bout   Info
Nate Diaz   defeats   Gray Maynard   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:38 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Julianna Peña   defeats   Jessica Rakoczy   via KO/TKO, Punches and Elbows   4:59 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Chris Holdsworth   defeats   Davey Grant   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:10 Round 2 of 3, 7:10 Total Bout Page
Jessamyn Duke   defeats   Peggy Morgan   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Raquel Pennington   defeats   Roxanne Modafferi   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Akira Corassani   defeats   Maximo Blanco   via Disqualificaton, Illegal Knee   0:25 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Tom Niinimaki   defeats   Rani Yahya   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jared Rosholt   defeats   Walt Harris   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Sean Spencer   defeats   Drew Dober   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Josh Sampo   defeats   Ryan Benoit   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:31 Round 2 of 3, 9:31 Total Bout Page

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ninetwothree
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11.30.2013 | 11:28 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 5 Perfect, 500 Points   |   Tied for 172nd

I missed the 3rd round, anybody have a screenshot of Morgan's face?
Live2wrestle
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11.30.2013 | 11:29 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 1012th

Rousey definitely looks better not all dressed up, goes from like a 6 to 4 in that dress thing

"She be curvin all the locals, must like foreigns and this is when I had the Martin, I was just like Lawrence so wassup"

curtwag84
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11.30.2013 | 11:31 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 812th

I typed "Peggy Morgan" into twitter to see if anyone posted a pic and a picture of Carrot Top poped up lol.

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hamdermjay
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11.30.2013 | 11:31 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 496th

Rousey should pay some people to dress her up. Damn she does a bad job at it when she tries herself :D
dielegende23
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11.30.2013 | 11:34 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 500 Points   |   Tied for 135th

Is the Alpha Male curse for real??? Picked Holsdworth but kinda want Grant to win...

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curtwag84
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11.30.2013 | 11:35 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 812th

Oh ****, forgot this is techically a championship fight. Well I don't think TAM is Holdsworths home gym so hopefully the curse doesnt affect him.

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sreimuth
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11.30.2013 | 11:36 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 480 Points   |   219th Place

Why is everyone worried about what Ronda dresses like? Watch her for her fights, not for her looks. Do you seriously need to rate every girl who comes onto your screen?

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mmafan2013
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11.30.2013 | 11:44 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 8 Winners, 1 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 1012th

ronda looked like a lil bulldozer paint her green and call her shehulk

"Element Knows"

benjaminbrandt
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11.30.2013 | 11:45 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 408th


gimmiedatperf

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OldManGloom
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11.30.2013 | 11:45 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 236th

Nice, a perfect on one of the two finishes I picked tonight!  Grant will get another shot I think.

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curtwag84
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11.30.2013 | 11:47 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 812th

yeah grant looked legit, and with all the events next year it won't hurt to have another UK fighter.

"I'd like to take this chance, to appologize. To absolutely nobody. -Connor McGreGOAT"

supermanpawnch
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11.30.2013 | 11:47 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 3 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 341st

Woo! First time I've ever picked the winner from the beginning of the season. And I got that perfect too. That kid is so impressive, can't wait to see how he does in the future.

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sreimuth
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11.30.2013 | 11:47 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 480 Points   |   219th Place

UFC should start signing better women fighters, instead of these TUF girls for right now. It is good exposure for them, but the talent is not to the level of the women they should be signing. 

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Swickotine
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11.30.2013 | 11:48 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 3 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 596th

Great fight from both guys...Holdsworth is the man, big fan.

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TAMANinja
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11.30.2013 | 11:48 PM ET

Why can't I watch her for her fights and rate her appearance? I don't think there's a conflict of interest there. And yes I do rate every girl on the screen, my brain does is automatically. I blame evolution.
sreimuth
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11.30.2013 | 11:48 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 480 Points   |   219th Place

Holdsworth striking still needs work, but his submission skills are really good.

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ED209
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11.30.2013 | 11:48 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 1037th

Nice work. I liked Grand but Holdworth is good.

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ACFMMA
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11.30.2013 | 11:49 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 380 Points   |   Tied for 652nd

Grant still has potential. Hes seems like a good sized BW. Probably gonna have to do what pearson,bisping and pickett did and make the move to one of the elite camps in the US for top notch training in every aspect of mma. With the lack of elite wrestlers and bjj guys in the UK, theres only so far he can go by training at home.
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11.30.2013 | 11:50 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 1037th

Very nice kick eh

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11.30.2013 | 11:52 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 496th

I think Alpha Male is my favorite camp. All very likeable guys, who are very technical fighters, come to fight, and if they aren't finishing (which they are frequently) they are putting on fun fights. ALways seem to be improving as well. 

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