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‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard’ Main Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

Tonight from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, the UFC brings us the ‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard’ event live on FOX Sports 1.

If you cannot make the live broadcast or attend in person follow along with BJPENN.COM for our live results and play-by-play.

Main Card Results:
Raquel Pennington defeated Roxanne Modafferi by way of Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jessamyn Duke defeated Peggy Morgan by way of Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Holdsworth defeated Davey Grant by way of Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2:10 of Round 2
Julianna Pena defeated Jessica Rakoczy by way of TKO (Punches) 4:59 of Round 1
Nate Diaz defeated Gray Maynard by way of KO (Punches) 2:38 of Round 1

Roxanne Modafferi (15-10 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Raquel Pennington (3-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Round 1: Modafferi opens it up with a soft leg kick. Pennington’s hands are low. Modafferi misses a leg kick. Modafferi eats a right cross. Leg kick from Modafferi. Pennington is picking her shots and not throwing a lot. Strong leg kick from Pennington. They’re both keeping their distance. Pennington hits a soft front kick to the body of Modafferi. Pennington lands a right straight. Modafferi takes a kick to the thigh. Modafferi lands a right hand and an outside leg kick. Failed spinning backfist attempt from Modafferi. They exchange straight crosses. Modafferi has Pennington pressed against the fence and she’s trying to bring the fight to the mat. Pennington breaks it up and they’re back in the middle of the octagon. Pennington picks the pace up toward the end and Modafferi eats a big right hand that sends her stumbling backwards. Horn sounds right after. 10-9 Pennington

Round 2: Once again, Modafferi is quick to pick the action up. She’s trying to bring the fight to the ground with a trip. Modafferi has Pennington pressed against the fence and connects with a few knees before separating. Pennington is starting to land some shots and Modafferi doesn’t like it. She shoots for a takedown but it’s stuffed. Pennington is on top of Roxanne in her guard. Modafferi has Pennington in position for an arm submission but Pennington slams out of it. Once again, Roxanne has Pennington in position for an armbar but Pennington was never in any danger. Pennington stands over Modafferi and the referee stands them up. Pennington nails Modafferi with a right straight— and another. They go in the clinch and Modafferi eats some knees to the body. Horn sounds. 10-9 Pennington

Round 3: Nothing big lands in the first minute. Pennington is trying to chase Modafferi who’s running around the octagon. Modafferi lands a left straight and a right cross only to eat a combination from Pennington. Roxanne presses Pennington against the fence but Pennington escapes and they’re back in the middle of the octagon. Modafferi’s mouth is open and her punches are losing their pop. Modafferi eats a left straight and fails a takedown attempt. She’s on her back again with Pennington in her half guard. Pennington slams a hammerfist into Modafferi’s gut multiple times. They’re back to their feet and Pennington has a standing guillotine on Modafferi. Modafferi is on her back and Pennington is in full mount with the guillotine still locked in but Modafferi is saved by the bell! 10-9 Pennington

Raquel Pennington defeated Roxanne Modafferi by way of Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Jessamyn Duke (2-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Peggy Morgan (2-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Round 1: It’s all girls in the octagon with Kim Winslow as the referee. Woo. Hoo. Morgan eats a left hook early. Duke lands a kick to the body. In the clinch, Morgan lands a knee and Duke hits an elbow. Duke hits a combo. Duke lands another body-head combo. Duke lands two knees in the clinch and her back is against the fence. She’s still landing knees even though her back is against the fence. She’s staying busy. Morgan’s back is against the cage now and Duke is working the body with punches. Duke tries to drag Morgan down, Morgan defends and Duke jumps on her looking to lock in an arm-in guillotine. Duke is really cranking. Morgan postures up and Duke tries to transition to a triangle choke. Duke is staying busy with punches to the skull of Morgan. Duke’s elbows are bouncing off of Morgan’s skull! Ouch. Horn sounds. 10-9 Duke

Round 2: Morgan is finding her range and she’s trying to come behind her jab. Duke lands a jab of her own, then an uppercut. Duke lands a right hook to the body. Duke lands a three punch combination that ends in a left hook. Morgan’s face is looking battered up. Left jab/right cross from Duke. Morgan eats another right cross. Morgan lands few nice strikes but Duke pushes her against the cage which drains all of Morgan’s momentum. Duke cuts off Morgan’s straight kick with a left hook. Duke secures the second round with a takedown. Horn sounds. 10-9 Duke.

Round 3: Duke is bouncing on her feet and very active while Morgan is flat on her feet. Morgan is trying to fight for a thai clinch but Duke makes it hers and slams her knees into the body and head of Morgan. Morgan’s back is against the fence and they’re tied up. Duke is looking for a takedown. Duke drags Morgan down in a bulldog-like move, which is odd because she just gave up her back. Morgan is in position to choke Duke out. Duke has Morgan in half-guard. Winslow stands them up as Morgan was looking to transition. Duke goes all out and nails Morgan with shots as the time expries. Morgan looks like an alien with all the knots on her head. Horn sounds and we have our FOTN as of now. 10-9 Duke

Jessamyn Duke defeated Peggy Morgan by way of Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Chris Holdsworth (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Davey Grant (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Round 1: Holdsworth almost kicks Grant in the nuts, but Grant waves it off. Holdsworth has Grant pressed up against the fence. Holdsworth hits a knee to the body of Grant. Grant nails Holdsworth with a couple of crosses. Holdsworth hits Grant with a big right hand and he stumbles back. Grant eats a left hook and is pressed against the fence. Grant hits a knee to the body without giving up his position. Grant turns the tables and now Holdsworth is against the fence. Grant whiffs a right hook. They’re back in the middle of the octagon and Holdsworth hits Grant with a left hook. Holdsworth overshoots a head kick. Holdsworth is working a single leg takedown against the cage. Grant defends the takedown and rocks Holdsworth with a knee. Holdsworth has Grant pressed against the cage and is slamming his knee into the gut of Grant. Grant turns it around and has Holdsworth pressed agains the fence and is looking to trip him down but Holdsworth ends up on top. Horn sounds. 10-9 Holdsworth

Round 2: Once again, these two guys are ready to put on a show. After some exchanges, Holdsworth ends up on top of Grant. After Grant tries to scoot to the cage wall, Holdsworth transitions to the back of Grant and he has the body triangle locked in! Holdsworth has a rear naked choke locked in and Grant submits! Fight over!

Chris Holdsworth defeated Davey Grant by way of Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2:10 of Round 2

Julianna Pena (4-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Jessica Rakoczy (1-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Round 1: Both of their stances are low. Rakoczy pops Pena with a jab. Pena rushes Rakoczy and takes her down. She’s in Rakoczy’s half guard. Pena is working on a guard pass and Rakoczy pushes her off which allows her to stand back up. Rakoczy is pressed against the fence. Rakoczy needs to look out for another takedown. She’s getting out grappled. They’re trading knees to the body. Pena takes her down again and this time it’s in the middle of the octagon. Rakoczy once again has Pena in half guard. Pena slams her forearm into Rakoczy’s head. Pena is throwing bombs on top of Rakoczy and transitions to side control. Pena is landing elbows and forearms. Pena is trying to set up an arm submission, but it was opossum as she transitions to mount. Pena is working the ground and pound, slamming hammerfists on Rakoczy. Pena is landing elbows and punches but Rakoczy is still trying to fight out of it. Rakoczy is just eating shots here and the fight needs to be stopped. She eats repeated punches and elbows until the fight is called off. Her face is messed up.

Julianna Pena defeated Jessica Rakoczy by way of TKO (Punches) 4:59 of Round 1

Gray Maynard (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) vs. Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC)

Round 1: No glove touch. Here we go, main event time! Maynard has the center of the octagon and Diaz pops him with a left cross. Maynard whiffs a hook. Maynard eats a jab. Maynard takes Diaz down with ease. Maynard drags Diaz to the fence. Diaz gets back up and executes a throw on Maynard! Beautiful. They’re back to their feet. Maynard has a cut over his left eye. Maynard lands a leg kick. Diaz lands a left hook. Diaz stumbles Maynard with a left! Maynard eats a left and another right! He’s lighting Maynard up! He’s out on his feet! The referee stops it. Maynard tries walking away but he collapses to the ground. WOW!

Nate Diaz defeated Gray Maynard by way of KO (Punches) 2:38 of Round 1

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