The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale doesn't have much buzz surrounding it because its centerpiece—the culminating bout between coaches Brock Lesnar and Junior "Cigano" dos Santos—had to be scrapped due to Lesnar's ongoing struggle with diverticulitis.
Additionally, the marquee non-castmate bout between Anthony "Showtime" Pettis and Clay "The Carpenter" Guida has caught the casual mixed martial arts fanbase sleeping.
Guida's a known commodity and a fan favorite, but Showtime isn't as familiar to the masses due to his time in the purgatory of the WEC. Of course, that Matrix kick of the fence against Ben "Smooth" Henderson increased his radar profile substantially.
But it's still not quite large enough to carry a card, even a smaller one like the TUF finale.
Don't expect that to be the case for long—Showtime is the real deal and, if he can turn back Guida, expect him to immediately insert himself into the discussion for top contenders at 155 pounds.
And don't forget about the battle for the contract.
Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson and Ramsey Nijem were the best and most well-rounded warriors throughout Season 13. What's more, Ferguson caused a bit of bad blood in the house with his drunken verbal attack on Charlie Rader.
In other words, we've got two supreme athletes with a guaranteed spot in the UFC and a grudge on the line.
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