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TUF 13 Finale: Justin Edwards Vs. Clay Harvison

The following is from our live coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. To access our full coverage, click here.

Round 1: They touch gloves to start it out and Edwards explodes out of the gate with a body kick. Edwards putting the pressure on, bulling Harvison into the cage and landing a sick lateral drop in short order. Harvison gets to his feet and avoids the standing kimura that Edwards looked to apply. Edwards hits another takedown with ease. Harvison gets to his feet again, but Edwards puts him on his back again quickly against the fence. Edwards is looking for the guillotine, but he lets it go. He lands a nice knee as Harvison gets to his feet. Harvison swelling on his forehead. Edwards misses on a takedown attempt, but tags Harvison hard with a left hand. Edwards misses a trip and gets tagged with a few shots, but he halts Harvison’s attack by threatening with a leg lock. Edwards takes top position, but Harvison threatens with an armbar. Harvison sweeps and takes side control, where he lands some nice knees. Harvison goes for a guillotine with ten to go, but Edwards avoids and takes top position again. Action packed first round. scores the round 10-9 for Edwards

Round 2: Edwards looking a little tired for round 1’s onslaught. Harvison landing some nice strikes on the feet, looking fresher than Edwards. Edwards tries and misses on three takedown attempts in a row. Harvison making him pay with knees and elbows. Edwards lands a nice knee. Edwards lands a nice spinning back kick and then goes for the clinch behind a few punches. Harvison turns him into the fence. Harvison lands a nice jab; he’s looking to take advantage of Edwards’ fading state, but he’s looking a little slow himself. The two trade labored strikes. Edwards misses on a spinning heel kick. He keeps trying for the takedown, but just can’t finish. scores the round 10-10

Round 3: They touch gloves to signal the last round. Harvison putting on the pressure with an onslaught of punches that has Edwards on wobbly legs. Harvison gets a takedown of his own. Harvison landing some nice elbows from half guard. Edwards trying to mount offense from his back, but ends up giving up his back briefly. They get to their feet, where Harvison sucks some wind. Edwards lands a punch combo and then a takedown with a little over two minutes to go. Harvison gets to his feet. They clinch and trade knees. Both men tired, Harvison landing some good knees and Edwards landing some nice kicks. Another takedown by Edwards. Edwards takes Harvison’s back with one hook in, falls off, but immediately kicks Harvison away. Edwards gets another takedown and tees off with ground and pound until the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Edwards

Clay Harvison defeated Justin Edwards via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)