The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 Finale is set to air this evening, Saturday, June 21, LIVE from the The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, Nevada.
It's a three-hour Spike TV special that will begins at 9 p.m. ET.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest TUF 7 Finale results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
TUF 7 FINALE QUICK RESULTS:
Kendall Grove defeats Evan Tanner via Split Decision
Amir Sadollah defeats CB Dollaway via Submission (ArmBar) Round 1
Diego Sanchez defeats Luigi Fiorvanti via TKO (Strikes) Round 3
Spencer Fisher defeats Jeremy Stephens via Unanimous Decision
Matt Riddle defeats Dante Rivera via Unanimous Decision
Dustin Hazlett defeats Josh Burkman via Submission (Armbar) Round 2
Drew McFedries defeats Marvin Eastman via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Matt Brown defeats Matt Arroyo via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Dean Lister defeats Jeremy Horn via Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 1
Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough (Fight Canceled)
Rob Kimmons defeats Rob Yundt via Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 1
TUF 7 FINALE BLOW-BY-BLOW LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
Evan Tanner vs. Kendall Grove (185-pound limit)
Round one: Grove with a jab. Hes using his reach. Tanner grabs Groves and uses a body clinch right away. Nice elbows from Grove. Tanner has a strong body clinch. Tanner gets the take down and is right into side control. Tanner lands a right, Grove now to the feet. Nice elbow from Grove. Another big elbow from Grove and now he lands a HUGE knee. Now Tanner is cut, Grove goes for a head kick and slips. Tanner looks dazed. Grove lands a left. Another elbow from Grove and Tanner is gushing blood. WOW Grove with a flying knee!!!! He got sick height on that one. Tanner gets the double and then the take down. Grove with full guard. Grove slips in a triangle, but Tanner escapes now back to the feet. Grove now has Tanner's back and he looking to get his hooks in. Now both hooks are in. Tanner shakes him off. Up kick from Grove. UpKick lands flush on Tanners chin. Tanner dives back in and Grove has full guard. Tanner with some left hooks. Thats the bell. Great action, id give that round to Grove due to the damage hes done but it could go either way it wasnt a clear cut round.
Round two: Tanner comes out quick and Grove lands a solid combo. Uppercut and left hook from Grove. Grove with a great right hand and good knee. Another uppercut and straight right from Grove. He seems to be landing everything. Great body kick from Grove his reach is really bothering Tanner. Tanner now clinches him up against the cage. Tanner looking for a take down. Grove with another flying knee while Tanner has a single. Tanner gets a double and takes down Grove. Kendall with full guard. Grove uses a kimura to stand back up. Tanner is holding on. Grove with a good knee. Good scramble. HUGE elbow from Grove and another!!!! Hes landing elbows and punches!!! Tanner is hurt bad!!!! Now he clinches up on Grove and is holding on for dear life. Tanner lands a elbow of his own. HUGE knee from Grove. Tanner ties him up again. Tanner with a body shot. Grove reverses position briefly. Tanner seems tired. Grove lands another elbow, Tanner answers with one of his own. Great head kick from Grove. Grove lands 2 jabs in a row. One more head kick from Grove and thats the round. Gotta give it to Grove he almost had Tanner stopped twice.
Round three: Hook from Grove and Tanner charges in. Now their clinched up against the fence. Body kick from Grove and then left hook. Their tied up against the fence again. Nice body shots from Grove. Nice uppercut from Tanner. Nice elbow from Grove. Two more elbows from Grove. Another elbow from Grove then a left hook. Good leg kicks from Tanner and a good right by Tanner. Uppercut from Grove. 2 minutes left. Knee to body from Grove. Inside elbow from Grove. Knee to body from Tanner. Jab from Grove. Hook from Grove, Tanner lands a good right. Tanner with a uppercut. Right from Tanner. Tanner lands a good combo, now Grove with a knee and left hook. Tanner lands a good left of his own. Grove with a jab and knee to finish the round. Thats the bell. Grove looked impressive and will take home the win, Tanner did not give up however and fought his balls off till the end.
Final result: Kendall Grove defeats Evan Tanner via Split Decision
Amir Sadollah vs. CB Dollaway to determine TUF 7 winner (185-pound limit)
Round one: Leg kick from CB. Amir with a nice kick. Front kick from Amir. Leg kick by CB. CB with a head kick. Dollaway with a HUGE slam and takes Amir down. CB working his way to side control. Amir with full guard now. CB posturing up and lands a good right. CB looking to pass to half guard. CB now in side control and he has one of Amir's arms pinned down. CB lands a good left from the top. Amir back in full guard. CB postures up and lands a good left. CB landing a flurry of unanswered blows. Amir trying to lock in a arm bar. He's holding on and CB taps quickly. CB is saying he didnt tap and throwing a fit in the ring, but the replay doesnt lie and he clearly shows that he did tap albeit only one quick tap. Amir wins in a very odd finish.
Final result: Amir Sadollah defeats CB Dollaway via Submission (ArmBar) Round 1
Diego Sanchez vs. Luigi Fioravanti (170-pound limit)
Round one: Diego swings and misses. Luigi looks calm. Head kick from Sanchez. Diego swings and misses again. Inside leg kicks from Luigi. Great uppercut from Deigo!!! Flying knee from Sanchez!!! WOW. Diego lunges and Luigi just misses with an uppercut. BIG head kick from Deigo!! Now he shoots and Luigi with great take down defense. Great combo from Luigi. Great combo from Diego now. They clinch up against the fence. Diego leads with a left and then lands a right. Big head kick from Diego. Sanchez tries for a take down and Luigi with great throw. Diego misses a head kick this time. Diego with another shot and once again he gets stuffed by Luigi, then Luigi picks up Diego and slams him at the end of the round. Id give that round to Diego due to his explosive strikes, but Luigi's take down defense looks great and hes always one punch away from a win.
Round two: Luigi lands a stiff left hook. Diego charges and lands a right. Luigi looks like he twisted his ankle. Big right hand from Diego sends Luigi to the ground!!!! Sanchez pounces. Hes on top now looking to mount. Luigi keeps his composure and gets half guard. Diego looking for a kimura. Diego goes for mount. Luigi scrambles and right back to his feet. He landed a left on his way up. HUGE head kick from Diego and now he has Luigi's back on their feet. Sanchez with knees to the thigh. Luigi escapes again. Leg kick from Luigi. Nice right hook from Diego. Body kick from Luigi. Both fighters exchange HUGE right hands simultaneously!!! Luigi survives once again. WOW!! What a great exchange by both fighters. 1 minute left. Big knee from Diego. Luigi lands and great combo and then a solid left hook. Thats the bell. Great action, id give that round to Diego but Luigi is more than holding his own his defense is great he just needs to mount more of an offense.
Round three: Nice hook from Luigi. Head kick from Diego. Diego lands a good 1-2 combo. Luigi with a powerful right hook. AGain Luigi with a combo. Leg kick from Diego. Luigi lands a good left. Uppercut from Diego. Sanchez shoots but Luigi avoids it once again. Both fighters exchange HUGE rights. Nice knee to body from Diego and body shot from Luigi. Diego shoots and Luigi sprawls out easy. 2 minutes left, right hook from Sanchez. Diego lunges and gets Luigi's back but Luigi rolls over and is right back to his feet. 1 minute left. HUGE head kick from Diego!!!!! He follows it with a flying knee!!!!! Sanchez pounces and hes dropping bombs on Luigi!!!! Thats the fight its over, Diego looks IMPRESSIVE. His striking looks amazing.
Final result: Diego Sanchez defeats Luigi Fiorvanti via TKO (Strikes) Round 3
Spencer Fisher vs. Jeremy Stephens (155-pound limit)
Round one: Stephens misses with a high kick. Fisher comes in and lands two good lefts. Stephens ties him up and gets a take down, but Fisher right back to his feet. Fisher now with a take down and he's working to passes Stephens guard. Fisher postures up and lands a 1-2 combo. Fisher slowly working him toward the fence. Fisher looking to drop bombs. Stephens with elbows from the bottom. Stephens goes for a arm bar. Jeremy with great elbows from bottom. Stephens goes for a triangle but Spencer gets out and is right into side control. HUGE elbow from Fisher. Another elbow. Someone is bleeding. Fisher with another elbow. Fisher right into a mount!!! Vicious elbow from Fisher, but Stephens manages to escape. Fisher is relentless. Fisher is landing some blows. Fishers arm is bleeding it has to be from a prior cut. Stephens lands a elbow from bottom. Thats the bell, great action I have to give the round to Fisher due to his dominate position throughout the round.
Round two: Stephens looks for a combo but misses. Nice right from Jeremy. Both fighters clinch up. Now their up against the fence. Both fighters land great elbows at the same time!!! Fisher with a jab. Flying knee from Stphens but he gets caught with a hook. Nice inside elbow from Stephens. Now their clinched up against the fence. Nice knee from Stephens. The action stops as Fisher lost his mouthpiece. Fisher with a right. Spinning backfist from Stephens. Clinched up again against the fence. Fisher with a nice elbow. Stephens looks for a trip take down but Fisher reverses and lands right into side control. Fisher goes to mount and gets stuck in half guard. Fisher lands a flurry of elbows. He just keeps pushing the pace. SPencer postures up and lands a left. Nice elbow from Fisher. Nice combo from Fisher. Nice back elbow from Fisher. Great up kick from Stephens. Back to the feet and Stephens lands a slam at the bell. Close round, id give it to Fisher he was more busy and spent a good amount of the round on top doing damage.
Round three: Stephens tries for a looping left. Nice right by Stephens and a body kick. Uppercut from Jeremy. Superman punch from Stephens misses. Fisher right to the body. Stephens with great right then knee to the body. Stephens knows he has to finish it. Nice body shot and leg kick from Fisher. Fisher with great left and then shoots for a take down. Stephens sprawls out and goes for a Guillotine. Spencer mounts now! Fisher gets out of the mount and right back to side control. Stephens right back to full guard, back to the feet. HUGE right from Jeremy. Clinch from Spencer and now Stephens gets a take down. Fisher now bleeding from his head. Fisher with elbows from the bottom. 1 minute left in the round. Stephens trying to be busy. Jeremy stands up then goes for a choke. Spencer with vicious elbows. Stephens now going for a Guillotine. Its deep!!!! But thats the bell. GREAT Fight. Non stop action by both fighters. I think Fisher won the 1st 2 rounds and Stephens the last.
Final result: Spencer Fisher defeats Jeremy Stephens via Unanimous Decision
Dante Rivera vs. Matthew Riddle (185-pound limit)
Round one: Both fighters feeling each other out. Rivera with leg kick and delivers some knees to the body. Riddle now goes for a double. Dante looking for a choke. Rivera holding onto the head and now landing some knees. Riddle is out and now uses a body clinch. Rivera peppering in some right. Nice inside knees from Riddle. Both guys exchanging knees now. Nice high knee from Riddle to the chin. Riddle now with a solid elbow, the ref separates them. Rivera with a huge looping left that just misses and now both fighters once again are clinched. Riddle with another solid knee. Both fighters exchanging knees, Riddle with Mui Thai clinch looking for a big knee. Rivera goes for a take down and Riddle stifles it. Rivera lands a huge knee. Nice leg kick from Rivera and another one. Riddle clinches and lands a knee then elbow and now takes him down right into side control. Elbows from Riddle to close out the round. Id give that one to Riddle 10-9 he looks much stronger and is doing alot more damage from the clinch.
Round two: The crowd seems oddly quiet like the place isnt very packed. Riddle uses his strength and gets a take down. Riddle now standing over Rivera trying to avoid Riveras guard. Rivera to his feet. Clinched against the fence. Riddle keeping busy with his well place knees. Rivera lands two vicious uppercuts and follows it with a nice knee. Rivera charges in and Riddle clinches right away. Riddle with some foot stomps. Good knee from Rivera. The pace has slowed to a crawl, the crowd sounds like its in a bar. You can hear a pin drop. Rivera with another knee, now a spattering of boo's from the small crowd. Rivera lands a big overhand left but Riddle stifles Rivera's take down and lands in full mount. But wait Riddle goes for a ill advised arm bar and he's now on his back! Poor choice by Riddle. Riddle now pulls guard. Riddle now shoots in a triangle. Its sunk deep!!! Riddle with vicious elbows to the body!! But the bell saves Rivera. Another 10-9 round for Riddle.
Round three: Body kick from Rivera. Riddle stalking him now. Riddle lands a big straight right and Riddle lands a knee to the body. Again their clinched up against the fence. Riddle with a Thai clinch and lands some knees to the chin then takes down Rivera. Rivera with rubber guard. Rivera now raining down some punches. Riddle looking to improve position. Riddle now in half guard. Nice elbow from Riddle! Back to the feet. Rivera with a body kick and he now looks desperate. Body clinch from Rivera. Riddle is just the stronger man. Riddle with another take donw and now hes in Riveras full guard. 1 minute left. Rubber guard again from Rivera. Herb Dean stands them up. Rivera throws a wild left. He knows he's behind. Riddle now takes him down and gets a full mount!!! Rivera holding on for dear life. Riddle now raining some blows. Thats the bell. A great performance by Matt Riddle he dominated from wire to wire and he looked impressive doing it. This kid has some talent to work with and if he keeps improving like he showed he did tonight he could be a force to be reckon with.
Final result: Matt Riddle defeats Dante Rivera via Unanimous Decision