TUF 18 Finale: Diaz Puts Away Maynard, Pena and Holdsworth Latest “Ultimate Fighters”
By FCF Staff
Here are the results from tonight’s TUF 18 Finale card in Las Vegas, Nevada, which saw Nate Diaz quickly put away Gray Maynard to take their rubber match series.
Not long into the lightweight bout, Diaz stunned Maynard with a short, hard left, and the latter was unable to recover from the prolonged onslaught of punches that followed.
Although Maynard remained on his feet as Diaz poured on the strikes, the decorated wrestler was clearly out of the contest and the bout was stopped.
And in the bantamweight finals for the 18th season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Julianna Pena stopped Jessica Rakoczy with an extended ground-and-pound assault, and Chris Holdsworth tapped out Davey Grant with a second round, rear-naked-choke.
The card was hosted by the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
TUF 18 Finale
Nate Diaz def. Gray Maynard via TKO (punches) R1, 2:38
TUF 18 Women’s Bantamweight Final
Julianna Pena def. Jessica Rakoczy via TKO (strikes) R1, 4:59
TUF 18 Men’s Bantamweight Final
Chris Holdsworth def. Davey Grant via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 2:10
Jessamyn Duke def. Peggy Morgan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Raquel Pennington def. Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Akira Corassani def. Maximo Blanco via DQ (illegal knee) R1, 0:25
Tom Niinimaki def. Rani Yahya via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Jared Rosholt def. Walt Harris by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sean Spencer def. Drew Dober via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Josh Sampo def. Ryan Benoit via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 4:31