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- ULTIMATE FIGHTER 9 LIVE RESULTS & PLAY-BY-PLAY

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Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida battle it out in a lightweight showdown to head The Ultimate Fighter season nine finale. DaMarques Johnson, the lone American in the finals, squares off with James Wilks for the welterweight contract; while Ross Pearson and Andre Winner fight for the lightweight honors in an all-Britain final.

MMAWeekly provides full play-by-play of the main card and quick results from the preliminary bouts.

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ULTIAMTE FIGHTER 9 FINALE PLAY-BY-PLAY:

-Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida

R1 – No waiting, no feeling out. They go toe-to-toe immediately, throwing punches at each other with Sanchez rocking Guida then launching a flying knee. Guida hanging in, trying to recover, but Sanchez keeping the pressure on. Sanchez moves in, but Guida times a double-leg takedown and puts Sanchez on his back, full guard on. Guida starts throwing heavy forearms across the face of Sanchez. Sanchez pushes Guida off and they go back to their feet. Sanchez lands a stunning left kick to the head, dropping Guida, but somehow Guida is back up and fighting. Sanchez lands flying knee, following with a fury of uppercuts, snapping Guida’s head back. Sanchez has him backed to the cage, picks Guida up and slams him down, Sanchez on top from half guard. Guida gets back up for the last 10 seconds, swinging as the bell sounds. (MMAWeekly scores the round 10-8 for Sanchez)

R2 – Guida starts off with another takedown, working from Sanchez’ full guard. Guida working ground and pound, Sanchez firing back with elbows to the top of the head. Guida keeps control from top position, working his ground and pound, dropping forearms to the face of Sanchez, while Sanchez keeps looking for submissions. Guida starts a flurry of fists and Sanchez fires back with the elbows to the top of the head again. They are a bloody mess. Hard to tell if Sanchez is cut or if Guida is bleeding all over him. (MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Guida)

R3 – Sanchez scores the first significant blow about 1:30 into the round, an uppercut. Guida soon fires back with a straight right that snaps Sanchez’s head back. Godd single shots by both, but no flurries midway through the round, but Guida lands an overhand right, and then a right hook. Sanchez fires back with solid body shot. Guida shoots, misses, and Sanchez secures an arm triangle, but Guida slips out and is on top working from Sanchez’s full guard again. Sanchez working for Kimura, Guida defending well. Sanchez then transitions to armbar, but Guida slips out. (MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 and the fight 29-27 for Sanchez)

Diego Sanchez def. Clay Guida by Split Decision (28-29, 29-27, 29-28), R3

-TUF 9 Welterweight Finals: DaMarques Johnson vs. James Wilks

R1 – Wilks scores early with a solid left-right combo. He later follows with a neck clinch and several knees to the body. Johnson fires back. They end up on the ground, Johnson on his back, Wilks working ground and pound from guard. He then falls back into a heel hook attempt, but Johnson gets out. Scrambling on the ground, he goes for the heel again, eats a few punches, but then tangles Johnson’s leg up for an odd leg lock. But Johnson gets out and up into Wilks’ guard. Wilks works into a triangle choke, but Johnson slips out, nearly getting caught in an omo plata. They work back up to the feet, Wilks clinching from behind, dragging Johnson down to the mat. Wilks takes Johnson’s back, attempting a rear naked choke, causing Johnson to tap out just seconds before the end of the round.

James Wilks def. DaMarques Johnson by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:54, R1

-Kevin Burns vs. Chris Lytle

R1 – They start exchanging blows right away, Lytle a little more aggressive, and landing more early. Lytle trying to find an opening for his boxing, Burns using his kicks quite a bit. Good body shot by Lytle. Burns lands a good body kick followed by an inside leg kick. Lytle with the overhand right, but eats a knee from Burns. Lytle lands a good body kick, but Burns drops him with a strong right hand and follows him to the ground, landing a few shots on the ground. But they scramble back up and clinch. Burns separates and unleashes a strong flurry of boxing combinations and ends with a couple good knees to the body. (MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Burns)

R2 – Good overhand right, left kick, overhand right combo from Lytle. But Burns comes back and lands solid knee to the body. Lytle works a couple solid shots to the body. Burns scores the takedown, but they quickly scramble up to the feet and start trading punches again. Lytle pointedly going to the body now with continuous right hooks. Lytle rocks Burns with an overhand right that has him staggering back, but Burns recovers quickly, then lands a low kick to the groin. Lytle throwing overhand right, body kick combos, over and over. Really looks like he’s picking Burns apart by working the body. Burns really slowing down; Lytle is landing nearly everything. Burns lands another kick to the groin. (MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Lytle)

R3 – Lytle catches a kick from Burns and lands counter right, Burns cut open over left eye and bleeding badly. Lytle again goes right back to the body. Lytle lands two solid right hands to the area of the cut. Burns has a little spark to start the round, but Lytle is landing with accuracy and power. Lytle continues to mix it up, going to the head and then working over the body, but rocks Burns with an overhand right. Burns slowing down again midway through the round, pedaling back away from Lytle. Lytle punishes Burns with a boxing flurry. Buns doesn’t give up, but is really starting to drag. Lytle landing the left-right combo nearly at will. Burns gets fired up at the end of the round and fires back, giving everything left in his tank, but not likely enough. (MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Lytle)

Chris Lytle def. Kevin Burns by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), R3

-TUF 9 Lightweight Finals: Ross Pearson vs. Andre Winner

R1 – A few brief exchanges on the feet then they clinch on the cage. They trade a few knees; Winner lands a solid elbow. But they remain clinched, grappling along the fence. They exchange knees, but Pearson takes a shot to the groin and is given a moment to recover. They then start right back up with a neck clinch and exchange dirty boxing. Good knees by Winner, as they’re clinched on the fence again. Winner finishes strong with a boxing flurry and a knee to the body. Close, close round. (MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Winner)

R2 – Pearson starts with a couple good leg kicks, follows with a strong boxing combo, then a knee to the body. Good start for Pearson this round. Clinched on the fence, they start trading knees. Pearson tries for takedown, but is stuffed, and they’re clinched on the fence again. Back against the cage, Pearson works some good boxing shots to the body. Separated and in center cage, Pearson edging ahead with good boxing combos and sparing kicks. Solid overhand right from Pearson before they clinch along the cage again. (MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Pearson)

R3 – They clinch on the fence again, and Pearson does a good job with several short uppercuts and knees to the body. They separate and go back to center cage. Pearson lands a good right hook, but they again clinch on the fence. Good body shot and uppercut from Pearson, and follows with a knee to the chin. They separate, good strong leg kick from Pearson, but Winner counters with the straight right, then they clinch. Pearson again doing a good job with short body shots and uppercuts. They separate and have good boxing exchange in the middle of the Octagon, but then clinch again on the cage. Winer lands a strong combo, but Pearson fires back with a couple knees to the body and uppercuts, and then another knee. (MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Pearson)

Ross Pearson def. Andre Winner by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), R3

-Joe Stevenson vs. Nate Diaz

R1 – Stevenson scores early takedown, but gets caught in a tight guillotine choke by Diaz, but Stevenson slips out. Stevenson, standing in guard, is dropping down punches, and passes to half guard. Hard right hand punches from Stevenson to the head of Diaz, who is in a crucifix-type position. Diaz, being patient, reverses into Stevenson’s guard, but gets caught in a guillotine choke… and it’s deep. Diaz rolls and amazingly slips out of the choke. They work their way to the feet, clinch, and then Stevenson takes Diaz down again. Back up to their feet and clinched, Stevenson landing knees to the head of Diaz, who takes knee, but eats more knees to the body. (MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Stevenson)

R2 – Stevenson shoots the takedown, again gets caught in a guillotine, but gets out and they’re back up to the feet. Stevenson clinched, driving knees to the ribs and thighs of Diaz. Stevenson gets the takedown again, this time working ground and pound from standing in guard. They scramble and get back to their feet, Stevenson controlling the clinch and again drilling knees to the thighs. Stevenson goes for the single-leg, Diaz tries to switch, but Stevenson ends up on top. They scramble, but Stevenson controls position. (MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Stevenson)

R3 – Stevenson scores the takedown, but Diaz is quickly up, and then taken right back down. They get up again, clinched, but this time Diaz scores the takedown. Excellent grappling by both. Diaz starts working ground and pound from inside Stevenson’s full guard. Diaz stands and starts dropping punches, but then drops down and they scramble back up to the feet, clinched on the fence. Stevenson again scores the takedown. Stevenson standing, Diaz on one knee, Stevenson driving knees to the ribs and thigh again. Back to the feet and they separate. The round closes with Stevenson shooting and Diaz defending. (MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Stevenson)

Joe Stevenson def. Nate Diaz by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), R3

-Brad Blackburn def. Edgar Garcia by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), R3
Note: After a war and a great display from both fighters, the crowd felt that Edgar Garcia won and rained down a steady stream of boos when Blackburn was announced as the winner.

ULTIAMTE FIGHTER 9 FINALE QUICK RESULTS:

Main Bouts (on SpikeTV):
-Diego Sanchez def. Clay Guida by Split Decision (28-29, 29-27, 29-28), R3
-TUF 9 Welterweight Finals:
James Wilks def. DaMarques Johnson by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:54, R1
-Chris Lytle def. Kevin Burns by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), R3
-TUF 9 Lightweight Finals:
Ross Pearson def. Andre Winner by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), R3
-Joe Stevenson def. Nate Diaz by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), R3

Preliminary Bouts:
-Melvin Guillard def. Gleison Tibau by Split Decision, R3
-Brad Blackburn def. Edgar Garcia by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), R3
-Tomasz Drwal def. Mike Ciesnoleviscz by TKO (Strikes) at 4:48, R1
-Nick Osipczak def. Frank Lester by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:40, R1
-Jason Dent def. Cameron Dollar by Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 4:46, R1

Main card airs live on Spike TV on Saturday, June 20 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT)

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