Ultimate Fighter Finale Provides 8 Finishes
The first season of The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX came to a conclusion last night at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. In the co-main event of the evening, Mike Chiesa captured the title of “Ultimate Fighter” as he made quick work of fellow finalist Al Iaquinta – winning via rear naked choke in the first round.
In the main event, two welterweight title contenders squared off in a back and forth affair that saw Martin Kampmann rally from one round down to score a second round TKO over Jake Ellenberger. Kampmann has now won three fights in a row, defeating Rick Story and Thiago Alves prior to Ellenberger.
Erik Perez def. John Albert via verbal submission (armbar), 4:18 of round 1
Joe Proctor def. Jeremy Larsen via TKO, 1:59 of round 1
Sam Sicilia def. Christiano Marcello via TKO, 2:53 of round 2
Miles Jury def. Chris Saunders via submission (guillotine choke), 4:03 of round 1
Daron Cruickshank def. Chris Tickle via unanimous decision, (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
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Justin Lawrence def. John Cofer via KO, 0:19 of round 3
Max Holloway def. Pat Schilling via unanimous decision, (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Charles Oliveira def. Jonathan Brookins via submission (guillotine choke), 2:42 of round 2
Mike Chiesa def. Al Iaquinta via technical submission (rear naked choke), 2:47 of round 1
Martin Kampmann def. Jake Ellenberger via TKO, 1:40 of round 2