TUF 18 Finale Live Blog: Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the TUF 18 Finale live blog for Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan, a bantamweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Duke, who is 2-0 with one no-contest in her career, will face Morgan, who is 2-0 in her career, on the main card.

Check out the TUF 18 Finale live blog below.


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Round 1: Kim Winslow is the referee. Both fighters open orthodox. Both exchange right hands to negligible degrees, but the clinch and Duke is lading a series of short shots. Now Duke is pressing Morgan into the fence. Duke staves off a takedown with a whizzer and uses it to jump guillotine, but can't get it. Now she's working her guard on Morgan. Duke eventually locks up a triangle and is landing a number of hard elbows.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Duke

Round 2: The fighters start round two trading in the pocket and Duke is landing a decent left hook. And another left hook for Duke, but Morgan still pressing forward. They exchange a series of ineffectual blows for the remainder of the round. Duke closes the frame with a body lock takedown.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Duke

Round 3: Duke lands a body kick a number of times and then short shots in the clinch. Morgan getting bullied now against the fence as Duke begins to pour it on. Duke tries a bulldog choke, but ends up giving up her back. Duke manages to get half guard before the referee stands them up. Duke cracks her with a number of hard punches.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Duke and the fight 30-27 Duke

Jessamyn Duke def. Peggy Morgan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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