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TUF 14 Finale: Steven Siler Vs. Josh Clopton

The following is from our live coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale. To access our full coverage, click here.

Round 1: Clopton trying to put his hands on Siler, but Siler showing good head movement in avoiding. He lands a nice left hand counter before getting pressed into the cage. Clopton tags him with a right hand after making space, but Siler grabs the plum and fires off some knees. Clopton ducks a right hand and presses him back into the fence, but Siler backs him off with the Thai clinch again. Siler showing really solid clinch work in controlling Clopton and driving good knees into his midsection. Clopton presses Siler into the fence again. Clopton falls down after breaking away; Siler chases him down and tries to land a big knee but Clopton catches his leg and dumps him to the mat. He doesn’t follow him down. Siler with a head kick and a few knees before taking some body shots in the clinch from Clopton. Clopton lands a hard right hand, then a solid left. Siler looks a little woozy, but he stays in Clopton’s face and goes back to work from the Thai clinch. Siler lands a good knee and then slaps on a guillotine to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Siler

Round 2: Clopton lands that right straight again with force, but Siler shows no ill-effect from the blow and hits him with a knee to the gut. Siler grabs the plum and, though he takes a few body shots, he lands some good knees. He drops for the takedown, doesn’t get it, but nails Clopton with a shot that hurts him. Clopton is hanging in there, but Siler is chipping away at him with knees from the clinch. Clopton is in trouble here and it looks like Siler is breaking him down. Siler showing some really stellar clinch work in dominating Clopton. Clopton hits a nice takedown, despite having absorbed all that punishment. Siler fights to his feet. Clopton is bleeding, but he’s staying in the fight. He touches Siler with some good punches, but Siler returns fire before grabbing the plum again. Siler rocks Clopton with a right straight. Clopton shoots for a takedown and Siler puts him in a guillotine before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Siler

Round 3: Clopton lands a good right and goes for a takedown that Siler stops by threatening with the guillotine. Clopton presses him into the cage and eventually fights him to the mat though. Siler looking to wall-walk, but Clopton sees it and stops him. Clopton doing little to no damage from the top and Siler gets to his feet in short order, snatching the Thai clinch again and landing more knees. They break and Clopton loses his mouthpiece. He gets the takedown as Siler charges him when they reset. Ref Herb Dean warning them to work, but Siler is keeping Clopton from doing so by controlling his posture. Siler looking to work the rubber guard. A minute left and Siler gets to his feet, knocking out Clopton’s mouthpiece again with an uppercut. Clopton presses him into the fence and throws some knees at the thigh. Siler grabs the plum briefly and then avoids a takedown before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Steven Siler defeated Josh Clopton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)