On the show, Nijem (4-1) was the fourth pick on Team dos Santos, eight overall and Ferguson (10-2) was the third pick on Team Lesnar, fifth overall.
The live blog is below.
Round 1: Quick start, and a quick takedown for Ferguson as Nijem falls into half guard. Ferguson short-slams Nijem from teh ground as Nijem hangs on. Nijem scrambles out and reverses, but Ferguson lands a nice right – which is answered by Nijem, who keeps coming forward. Inside leg kick from Ferguson is answered by a pair of short Nijem jabs. Traded body kicks, then a teep from Nijem and a roundhouse right. Ferguson jabs, then lands a left hook. A flurry from Nijem has Ferguson to a knee, but he uses the position to push Nijem to the cage. Nijem walks up quickly, though, and we restart on the feet. Both finalists miss a few punches. But out of nowhere, Ferguson lands a massive left hook that hits Nijem right on the chin. He goes stiff immediately as Ferguson lands one more on the ground. With a big knockout, Tony Ferguson is your net winner of "The Ultimate Fighter."
Result: Tony Ferguson def. Ramsey Nijem, knockout, 3:54 Round 1
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