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UFC 121: Court McGee Comes Back to Submit Ryan Jensen

In his first fight since winning Season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter, Court McGee looked like he wasn't ready for prime time in the early going against Ryan Jensen, only to come back and win a hard-earned third-round submission victory at UFC 121.

It was a great comeback for McGee, who improves to 13-1 in his pro MMA career. Jensen falls to 15-7.

Jensen dropped McGee with a left hand in the first 30 seconds of the fight, then took him down and landed several punches on the ground. McGee eventually got back up to his feet, but Jensen was landing more strikes and generally out-classing McGee. It was a clear 10-9 round for Jensen.

At the start of the second round, however, McGee looked fresh and active while Jensen looked tired, and McGee began to pepper him with punches and leg kicks. McGee got the better of most of the striking exchanges and also took Jensen down and into side control at the end of the round, and McGee did enough to take the second.

Early in the third McGee really started to pour it on, landing a hard left hook and then throwing Jensen to the ground and getting on top of him. McGee then started smashing Jensen's face with elbows from the mount, and then sunk in an arm-triangle choke that forced Jensen to tap.

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