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Old 12-01-2013, 12:55 AM
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Default TUF 18 *SPOILERS*

It's time, folks!

Ryan Benoit vs. Joshua Sampo

Round 1:
And we're off. Both men trading early. Sampo catches a kick and twists Benoit to the mat, landing in half guard. Sampo stays busy and advances into mount. Slick reversal from Benoit and he takes Sampo's back in a scramble. Sampo trying to escape out the back end. We hit a standstill and the referee stands 'em up. Sampo wades forward with punches. Benoit fires back. Benoit swinging heavy leather. Sampo goes high then low. Blood is dribbling down Benoit's nose. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Sampo.

Round 2:
Sampo trades leather then ducks under a punch for a takedown. Sampo schooling Benoit on the mat, working on a kimura and an inverted triangle. Benoit stays patient, defends, then hits a gorgeous sweep. Benoit hunting for a rear-naked from Sampo's back. He can't get it, but he using the position to climb into mount. Sampo gives up his back. Benoit tries to lock in a body triangle and Sampo sweeps into top position, then rains down a few heavy blows. Sampo advances into half guard and isolates Benoit's left arm for a keylock. He can't get but he uses the threat of a submission to seize mount. Benoit rolls and Sampo responds with a beautiful back take. Sampo instantly sinks in a rear-naked choke, and this one is over. Wow, wild finish.

Joshua Sampo def. Ryan Benoit via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:31 of round 2.



*commentary courtesy of mmafighting.com*
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