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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-16-2011, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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TUF 13 Finale card official for June with Guida vs. Pettis headliner

"The Ultimate Fighter 13" has yet to debut on Spike TV, but the season's live finale is already official.

UFC executives today announced The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale event will take place June 4 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

In addition to the final fight of the upcoming season's welterweight tournament, The Ultimate Fighter Finale 13 card also features a handful of contests previously reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), including Clay Guida vs. Anthony Pettis.

Additional matchups include Jonathan Brookins vs. Jeremy Stephens, Tim Credeur vs. Ed Herman, Josh Grispi vs. George Roop and Scott Jorgensen vs. Ken Stone.

In January, Pettis (13-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) elected not to wait for a crack at the winner of a third fight between UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard following a draw in their second meeting, which took place at UFC 125. Pettis was guaranteed the winner of the fight, though none emerged after the anticlimactic draw. He had the option to sit on the sidelines and await the winner of their third meeting, which comes at UFC 130, but he instead opted for a top-contender's fight.

Guida (28-11 MMA, 8-5 UFC), meanwhile, is back in action after tapping out former PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi at UFC 125. The win earned him a $60,000 "Submission of the Night" bonus. Following the win, the shaggy-haired fighter, who's won three consecutive fights, said he's gunning for a title shot by the end of the year.

Stephens (19-6 MMA, 6-5 UFC) enters the fight on a 3-1 run in the organization, which included a recent third-round knockout of Marcus Davis at UFC 125. The win, which earned Stephens a third "Knockout of the Night" bonus check, followed a close split-decision defeat to Melvin Guillard in September. Prior to that loss, the Iowa native and California-based fighter earned back-to-back wins over Justin Buchholz and Sam Stout.

He'll serve as a stern post-"TUF" test for Brookins (12-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC), the focused and likable winner from the 12th season of "The Ultimate Fighter." Brookins, a one-time Bellator and WEC fighter, defeated Ran Weathers, Sevak Magakian, Sako Chivitchian and Kyle Watson to advance to the show's live finale, where he ultimately defeated Michael Johnson via unanimous decision back in December. He now owns a four-fight win streak in pro competition.

Creduer (12-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) fights for the first time since a brutal toe-to-toe slugfest loss in a "Fight of the Night" performance against Nate Quarry at UFC Fight Night 19 in September 2009. Credeur had been expected to compete at UFC 113 in May 2010, but an injury forced him to withdraw. The loss to Quarry snapped a three-fight octagon win streak for Credeur, who had also claimed six consecutive wins overall. All four of Credeur's previous UFC appearances have also come on Spike TV-broadcast fight cards.

Meanwhile, Herman (19-7 MMA, 4-5 UFC) also seeks a win following a lengthy layoff. "Short Fuse" most recently competed in August 2009 in a UFC 102 loss to Aaron Simpson. A knee injury forced Herman to quit 19 seconds into the second round of that bout, and he hasn't competed in the octagon since.

Grispi (14-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) looks to get back a title shot following an upset loss to Dustin Poirier in January. Grispi, who fought just once during a two-year period from 2008 to 2010 due to injuries, had been slated to fight UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo at UFC 125. But when Aldo was forced off the card due to an injury, Grispi instead was booked to fight Poirier, who scored a dominant unanimous-decision win.

Prior to the unsuccessful UFC debut, Grispi posted a perfect 4-0 mark in the WEC that included wins over Mark Hominick, Micah Miller, Jens Pulver and L.C. Davis.

Roop (11-7-1 MMA, 1-3 UFC), who went 1-1-1 during a 2010 stint with the WEC, recently made his return to the UFC at UFC Fight Night 23. "The Ultimate Fighter 8" cast member suffered a TKO loss to Hominick, who earned a title shot with the victory.

Prior to the loss, Roop posted an upset via head-kick KO of "The Korean Zombie," Chan Sung Jung, at WEC 51.

Jorgensen (11-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) recently snapped a five-fight win streak when he suffered a unanimous-decision loss to WEC bantamweight champ (and now-UFC champ) Dominick Cruz at WEC 53 in December. Jorgensen struggled with his opponent's effective, herky-jerky standup and lost all five rounds of the title fight.

The three-time Pac-10 champion wrestler, who earned the title shot with wins over the likes of Antonio Banuelos and Brad Pickett, now makes his UFC debut against Stone (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who heads to the UFC after a one-fight stint in the WEC. The American Top Team fighter and fellow collegiate wrestler opened his career with an 9-1 mark but suffered a knockout loss (due to a vicious body slam) to Eddie Wineland at WEC 53. His only other loss came to Strikeforce's Jason McLean via split decision in an AFO title fight.

"The Ultimate Fighter 13" debuts March 30 Spike TV.

I don't know who to take in that fight honestly.

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Big fan of Pettis, he's gonna beat Guida decisively.

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I'm super impressed w/ Pettis but I think that Guida's speed and bizarre movement is going to throw pettis off guard. Will it cost Pettis the fight? Who knows, its a coin flip....and the coin flip said Guida.

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People really overrate Pettis IMO he is good but overrated , ever since his super kick everyone has acted as if he the best thing sine slice bread, sure the guy is talented and has great future but Henderson had his way for some of the rounds and i dont rate him that highly , better wrestlers will cause MASSIVE problems for Pettis even if he gets past Guida which i dont think he will , he will have to face Edgar or Maynard at some point who will take him down at will and i hope for his sake he doesnt face Sherk.

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Ouch. Tough, tough fight for Pettis. I honestly don't think he'll be able to overcome Guida's takedowns. If he does, Guida is getting lit up all night on the feet though.
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this is sooooo far away!
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I am really interested to see Brookins fight. I think he has a tough ass first fight in the UFC with Stephens. That will be a handful, I hope he wins though.

I dont think Pettis will win against Guida, but god do I hope he does. I will root for anyone who fights Guida.
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This is a GREAT fight, Joe Silva really nailed it here.

Guida coming off his biggest win, Pettis a dominant striker with a question mark about his wrestling at the UFC level... Even though WEC lightweights have just about cleared house so far since the merger, this seems to be the true test of WEC vs. UFC.

Until Florian vs. Aldo of course.


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