Voting Launched for The Ultimate Fighter 14 Year-End Bonus Awards

Diego Brandao

Winners each get $25,000 bonuses

UFC president Dana White dropped plenty of superlatives before the current season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” promising viewers the best season yet.

One of Season 14’s new features was a promise from White that the season’s best fight, knockout and submission – as voted by the fans and viewers – would each get a bonus check for $25,000. With the taped portion of the season wrapped and only the live finale on Saturday remaining, voting has been launched for those bonus awards.

Viewers must log on to the official Facebook page for Spike and “The Ultimate Fighter” in order to cast their votes.

Featherweight finalist Diego Brandao is nominated in three of the five positions for Best Knockout – one for each of his fights on the show. His semifinal win over Bryan Caraway, however, was not nominated for Best Fight.

And bantamweight finalist John Dodson is nominated against himself in the Best Fight category, once for his win over John Albert in the quarterfinals and once for his semifinal victory over Johnny Bedford. Dodson has a chance to win $50,000 since his win over Bedford is also up for Best Knockout. Featherweight finalist Dennis Bermudez is in the same boat – he has a shot at a double bonus with nominations for Best Fight and Best Submission, both for his semifinal win over Akira Corassani. And Dustin Pague, though eliminated by TJ Dillashaw in the bantamweight semifinals, also has a shot at $50,000 for his fight with Dillashaw and his submission in the quarters against Roland Delorme.

The finalists are listed below:

Best Fight
Dennis Bermudez vs. Akira Corassani (FW semis)
John Dodson vs. John Albert (BW quarters)
John Dodson vs. Johnny Bedford (BW semis)
Louis Gaudinot vs. Dustin Pague (BW quarters)
Dustin Neace vs. Akira Corassani (FW quarters)

Best Knockout
Diego Brandao vs. Bryan Caraway (FW semis)
Diego Brandao vs. Jesse Newell (FW elimination round)
Diego Brandao vs. Steve Siler (FW quarters)
Akira Corassani vs. Brian Pearman (FW elimination round)
John Dodson vs. Johnny Bedford (BW semis)

Best Submission
Dennis Bermudez vs. Akira Corassani (FW semis)
Bryan Caraway vs. Marcus Brimage (FW quarters)
Roland Delorme vs. B.J. Ferguson (BW elimination round)
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Roland Delorme (BW quarters)
Dustin Pague vs. Louis Gaudinot (BW quarters)

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