Bec Rawlings and Heather Jo Clark did not become best friends during The Ultimate Fighter 20’s run on FOX Sports 1, and it showed at Friday’s weigh-in when the two got heated and Rawlings raised the middle finger salute to Clark.
The heat between the two showed with a fast start, Rawlings particularly unloading with a flurry of punches, but both women quickly settled into the flow of the fight, forgetting about their prior angst.
Rawlings did a good job keeping Clark on the back foot during the opening round, but it was still close as Clark scored a takedown and was able to maintain control by pressing Rawlings to the fence.
The pace slowed in round two, but that only played to Clark’s favor, as she continually found a home for her counter right hand. She also took Rawlings to the mat again, landing in side control, and then taking her back. Clark appeared close to finishing with a rear naked choke, but Rawlings was able to hang on until the horn.
The third round saw the two exchange a few good flurries, but neither had enough gas left in the tank to come up with a finish. Clark once again controlled much of the round with her clinch game.
It was a close fight, but the judges at cageside saw it unanimously in Clark’s favor.
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