At The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale Rick Story made a statement by defeating Johny Hendricks by decision. Throughout the fight Hendricks looked flat and at many points allowed Story to push the action. In the first round Story was much more active but Hendricks did manage to land some solid counter punches to the face. Story was able to flurry hard to the body and that was probably the difference in the opening frame.
Round two saw Story win clearly with takedowns and sheer aggression. Hendricks never looked comfortable in the round. The third saw Hendricks push forward and put Story's back in the cage where he repeatedly fought for takedowns and even though he couldn't do it, he still controlled the round and earned a win for that round.
In the end all three judges saw the fight 29-28 for Story. It was Rick's fifth straight victory and the first loss in the career of Hendricks.