- 9-4-1 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
- Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
- Notable Wins: Sam Sicilia, Rodrigo Damm, Won Sik Park
- 11-3 MMA /2-0 UFC Record
- 2 Fight Winning Streak
- Notable Wins: Robbie Peralta, Graham Turner, Andy Ogle
The Ultimate FIghter 18 FInale
November 30th, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Maximo Blanco returned from a yearlong lay-off at the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale to defeat Sam Sicilia by unanimous decision, snapping a two-fight losing streak. He had previously lost by second round submission to Pat Healy at Strikeforce: Barnett vs Kharitonov, and then a split decision defeat to Marcus Brimage in his UFC debut.
Akira Corassani earned his second straight victory in the octagon at UFC on Fuel TV 9, dominating Robbie Peralta from start to finish and getting the unanimous decision victory. He previously was awarded a controversial split decision against Andy Ogle in his debut.