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TUF 9: Welterweight Finals: DeMarques Johnson vs. James Wilks

The following is from our live coverage of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale’. To access our full coverage, click here.

TUF 9 Welterweight Finals
DeMarques Johnson vs. James Wilks

Round 1: Wilks connected with a good combination to start, and landed a good knee. Wilks continued to dominate Johnson with more knees and went for a heel hook. Johnson was able to get on top and land some big shots. Wilks then got a leg compression lock. A loud “USA” chant started. Wilks then secured a triangle, but Johnson managed to get out. Wilks held on to Johnson’s back and landed knees to the back and then secured a rear-naked choke with only nine seconds left in the round. So you have to UK guys winning this season. Who woulda thunk it?

Winner via submission at 4:51 of Round 1: James Wilks

After the fight, Wilks said it was the best moment of his life. He then plugged his gym, Lightning MMA, in Orange County.