Thursday, December 2, 2021

TUF 9 Finale Results: Melvin Guillard vs. Gleison Tibau

From SHERDOG.COM:

Melvin Guillard vs. Gleison Tibau
Round 1
Guillard just misses a right and a left. He misses again. Tibau lands a stiff-straight left onto Guillard's chest and then pins him against the fence. Tibau scores a single leg from there, but Guillard gets right back up. They separate. Guillard is very active on his feet, but he can't land anything clean. Guillard lands a hard-leg kick but Tibau catches it and takes him down. Guillard scrambles back up, but Tibau scoop-slams him back down. Guillard scrambles back to his feet. Guillard misses a whizzer at the horn. 10-9 Tibau.

Round 2
A right hand by Guillard lands early, but Tibau charges his foe into the fence. Guillard defends the takedown well. Guillard stuffs another single leg. They separate. A right leg kick by Guillard connects. Tibau again presses Guillard against the fence. Guillard misses another whizzer and stumbles onto his back, but he scrambles back up. Good right head kick, right cross by Guillard. Tibau shakes it off. A stiff right jab by Tibau followed by a double-leg takedown late. Tibau is in half guard at the horn. 10-9 Guillard.

Round 3
A hard “Superman” punch by Guillard lands immediately. Tibau scores a takedown and is in Guillard's half guard. Tibau scoots to full mount. Guillard pulls back to half guard. Back to full mount for Tibau. Some decent strikes by Tibau follow a missed kimura. Guillard pulls back to half guard. Very little action. Guillard scrambles up to his feet. Guillard missed a double leg and is then pinned back against the fence. Tibau scores another takedown. Tibau lands some decent elbows from within half guard. 10-9 Tibau.

Guillard takes a split decision. The scores are not announced.

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