TUF 18 Finale Live Blog: Chris Holdsworth vs. David Grant

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This is the TUF 18 Finale live blog for Chris Holdsworth vs. David Grant, a bantamweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Holdsworth, who is 4-0 in his career, will face Grant, who has won eight straight fights, on the main card.

Check out the TUF 18 Finale live blog below.


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Round 1: Both fighters open orthodox and Yves Lavigne is the referee. Grant cracks Holdsworth, but the American is pressing the Brit into the fence. They separate. Holdsworth drills Grant with a right hand. Holdsworth again punches his way into the clinch. The American still trying to press Grant into the fence to secure a takedown. Grant grazes with another shot, but the American is all over him. Holdsworth with his own knees in the clinch. Grant tried a lateral drop and failed, Holdsworth now on top in Grant's guard.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Holdsworth

Round 2: Holdsworth nearly lands a head kick, but ends up almost tree topped. Holdsworth escapes and eventually scores a takedown into side control. Grant tries to scramble and Holdsworth takes the back. Grant tries to sit up and Holdsworth snatches his neck, adjusts and secures the rear naked choke.

Chris Holdsworth def. David Grant via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:10 of round 2

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