Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Diego Sanchez defeats Clay Guida by split decision: Diego Sanchez came out and dominated Clay Guida in the striking department early, landed some huge uppercuts that clearly rocked him before dropping him with a high head kick. But somehow, Guida managed to survive. In the second round, Guida controlled things after achieving a takedown, even though Sanchez accumulated some points with elbows to the head from the bottom, leaving his opponent a bloody mess. In the final round, the striking was close but Sanchez attempted two submissions. Though both failed, that may have been what deservedly netted him a split decision victory.
This was one of the best fights of the year. Clay Guida is just impossible to knock out.
TUF 9 Finale Results
Jason Dent defeats Cameron Dollar by submission (Anaconda Choke) 1 4:46
Nick Osipczak defeats Frank Lester by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 3:40
Tomasz Drwal defeats Mike Ciesnolevicz by TKO (Knee and Punches) 1 4:48
Brad Blackburn defeats Edgar Garcia by decision (Split)
Melvin Guillard defeats Gleison Tibau by decision (Split)
Joe Stevenson defeats Nate Diaz by decision (Unanimous)
Ross Pearson defeats Andre Winner by decision (Unanimous)
Chris Lytle defeats Kevin Burns by decision (Unanimous)
James Wilks defeats Damarques Johnson by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:54
Diego Sanchez defeats Clay Guida by decision (Split)