Ryan LaFlare stepped up on short notice to fight Court McGee and made the most of the opportunity, defeating The Ultimate Fighter Season 11 winner by unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 9 in Sacramento, California.

LaFlare exhibited crisp standup throughout the bout but particularly in the first two rounds. Solid kicks to the body in the first round represented a highlight for the New Yorker.

McGee, of Utah, came back to win the third round as LaFlare slowed, but it would prove too little, too late. McGee drops to 16-3 in his MMA career. He is officially 5-2 in the UFC.

LaFlare is now 9-0 in his MMA career, with two wins in the Octagon.

At UFC on Fox 9, Ryan LaFlare defeats Court McGee by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).