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Tuf 13 Finale: Ryan McGillivray Vs. Shamar Bailey

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

Round 1: Bailey walking McGillivray down early. McGillivray over-commits on a right hand and gets taken down for it. Bailey transitioning back and forth from side control, landing some nice shots in the process. McGillivray gets to his feet by threatening with a D’arce choke from the bottom. Bailey lands some nice knees when they hit their feet. Good left by Bailey. McGillivray avoids a takedown. Bailey turns his back to McGillivray, looking slightly tired. McGillivray goes for a takedown but Bailey reverses and takes side control. McGillivray active from his back, but Bailey lets him up to his feet. McGillivray lands a nice left. Bailey gets a takedown as the round closes. scores the round 10-9 for Bailey

Round 2: McGillivray putting more pressure on with his hands this round, avoiding a takedown fairly easily. Bailey gets a takedown and moves to half guard. McGillivray briefly gives up his back, but uses the position to regain full guard. Bailey backs out of guard and lands a big right hand. Bailey throws McGillivray’s legs aside and moves to side control. Bailey dominating McGillivray in the grappling, avoiding his submission attempts and taking positions almost at will. Bailey lands a hard knee to the body. Bailey just holding position now, not establishing much offense. scores the round 10-9 for Bailey

Round 3: McGillivray lands a nice head kick and follow up knee. He gets taken down but gets back to his feet in short order, where he lands some nice shots. He gets a little overzealous though and Bailey puts him on his back. Again, Bailey not landing many shots, just holding McGillivray down. They get to their feet with just over two and a half to go. McGillivray easily stuffs a takedown and lands a few nice punches. Bailey gets hold of McGillivray and puts him down again. The crowd voices their displeasure with Bailey’s conservative approach. Rogan points out that Bailey is hooking the tape of McGillivray’s glove, an illegal move. McGillivray egging Bailey on from the feet as the round closes, but Bailey just wraps him up again. scores the round 10-9 for Bailey

Shamar Bailey defeated Ryan McGillivray via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)