Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to say farewell to Spike TV prior jumping ship for FOX-owned networks with The Ultimate Figher (TUF) 14 Finale, which is set to pop off from The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, TONIGHT (Sat., Dec. 3, 2011)!
It will air LIVE on Spike TV, beginning with the televised main card at 8 p.m. ET. "Prelims" action will also begin to stream live on Facebook at around 5 p.m. ET. MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of TUF 14 Finale below.
TUF 14 Finale will feature a middleweight showdown between Michael Bisping vs. Jason Miller, who coached opposite each other on this season of the promotion's mixed martial arts (MMA) reality series. Of course, the four finalists who reached the 135 and 145-pound tournament finals, John Dodson vs. T.J. Dillashaw and Diego Brandao vs. Dennis Bermudez, respectively, will also battle it out to become TUF 14 champions and earn "six figure" UFC contracts.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest TUF 14 Finale results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.
TUF 14 FINALE QUICK RESULTS:
Main Card (Spike TV):
135 lbs.: John Dodson defeats T.J. Dillashaw via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
145 lbs.: Diego Brandao defeats Dennis Bermudez via Submission (Armbar) Round 1
155 lbs.: Anthony Ferguson defeats Yves Edwards via Unanimous Decision
135 lbs.: Johnny Bedford defeats Louis Gaudinot via TKO (Strikes) Round 3
Preliminary Card (Facebook):
145 lbs.: Marcus Brimage def Stephen Bass via unanimous decision
135 lbs.: John Albert def Dustin Pague via TKO (strikes) at 1:09 of round one
135 lbs.: Roland Delorme def Josh Ferguson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:22 of round three
145 lbs.: Steven Siler def Josh Clopton via unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Bryan Caraway def Dustin Neace via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:38 of round two
TUF 14 FINALE PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
Michael Bisping vs. Jason Miller (185 pounds)
Round one: Leg kick from Miller. Miller lands a knee to the body. Good left hand then body kick from Miller. Now their tied up against the cage with Bisping in the dominant position. Both men trade knees. Mayhem with the Thai clinch locked in. Nice body kick from Miller. Good right from Miller. Good overhand right from Miller. Nice right from Bisping. Duck under right hook then left from Miller. Now Miller with a big double leg take down! Full guard for Bisping. Bisping looking to walk the cage. Miller looking for the full mount. Body shot from Miller on top. Punch from Miller. Miller working in some punches. Mayhem with the brief full mount and Bisping walks up and eats a right on the way up. Leg kick from Miller. Good right from Bisping. Jab from Mayhem. Good counter left from Bisping. Right from Bisping. Both men land left hooks. Good combo from Bisping. Jab from Bisping. That is the bell and Miller controlled that round. 10-9 Miller.
Round two: Jab from Bisping. Jab from Miller. Hard knee to the body from Miller. Jab from both men. Good left from Bisping. Jab from Bisping. Inside leg kick from Bisping and counter left from Miller. Miller going hard for a double leg take down and now their tied up against the cage as Miller holds onto a single leg. Good knee from Miller to the body. They break. Jab from Miller. Jab from both men. Good right from Miller. Both men trade wild shots. Good right from Bisping. Jab from Bisping. Miller ducks under trying to tie things up. Knee from Bisping to the body. Miller misses a take down and drops to his back. Bisping tries for a head kick when Miller is on his knees and he is lucky it didnt connect that was blatant. Now their back to the feet. Good body shot from Bisping and then a great combo from Bisping. Bisping now unloading with ease. Body kick from Miller. Good body shot and right hook then left from Bisping. Miller looks gassed. Bisping with a good combo and then a knee from the clinch. Bisping landing some hard unanswered blows now. Bisping is beginning to pick apart Mayhem. Bisping on top landing punches and Miller just covering up and the bell saves him. Big round for Bisping. 10-9 Bisping.
Round three: Miller looks beyond gassed out Bisping could finish this fight in this round if he pushes the pace. Bisping lands a good punch and then stuffs a take down. Mayhem to his back and tries to draw Bisping to the ground but no luck. Right hand from Miller. Another right from Miller. Right from Miller. Good right from Bisping. Another good right from Bisping and now he lands a big powerful right. Another good right from Bisping. Jab then right from Bisping. Combo from Bisping. Bisping complaining of an eye poke. Jab then right from Bisping. Miller with a good shot but Bisping sprawls out. Now Bisping is on top of Miller and has his back as he lands some punches. Knees to the body from Bisping. Miller rolls over for a leg lock but nothing. Now Bisping landing some good ground and pound punches. Hard elbow from Bisping. Miller is beyond gassed. Bisping just working non stop ground and pound. Mayhem is turtling up and not fighting back. That is it the ref stops the fight and Bisping with a big win.
Final result: Micheal Bisping defeats Jason Miller via TKO (Strikes) Round 3
TUF 14 bantamweight finalists John Dodson vs. T.J. Dillashaw (135 pounds)
Round one: Big left hand from Dodson lands flush. Body kick from Dillashaw. Inside leg kick from Dodson. Nice left and then a head kick from Dodson. Inside leg kick from Dodson. Dodson lands a HUGE left hook that drops Dillashaw!!! Dodson with one more powerful punch and that is it this fight is over!!! WOW This kid is a beast.
Final result: John Dodson defeats T.J. Dillashaw via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
TUF 14 featherweight finalists Diego Brandao vs. Dennis Bermudez (145 pounds)
Round one: Hard leg kick from Brandao. Now their tied up and both men land hard rights. Leg kick from Diego. Front kick from Bermudez. Bermudez catches a leg and lands a right on the way down. Diego right back to his feet and Bermudez now holding onto a choke. Good left on the break from Bermudez. Good combo from Diego. Body kick from Brandao. Good right from Diego. Good jab and right combo from Bermudez. Body kick from Bermudez. Nice jab and right from Bermudez. Left tot he body and a HUGE right hand drops Bermudez!!! Diego goes for the kill but Bermudez pushes him off. Now their back to the stand up and Diego backs off a bit. Good rights from Bermudez and a counter left from Diego. Big flying knee from Brandao now and he ends up on top in haf guard. Bermudez looking to escape. Brandao has the back and gets a slam. Bermudez scrambles to his feet. Good right from Bermudez. HUGE right hand backing up from Bermudez and he drops Brandao!!! Bermudez now on top and is trying to finish this fight with ground and pound!!! Nice hammer fists and posture up punches from top!!! Bermudez doing real damage!!! Brandao now out of nowhere locks in an armbar!!! Bermudez is forced to tap!!! Wow that was an explosive submission and Bermudez might have a broken arm.
Final result: Diego Brandao defeats Dennis Bermudez via Submission (Armbar) Round 1
Round one: Jab from Ferguson. Leg kick from Ferguson. Nice right from Edwards. Inside leg kick from Ferguson. Hard leg kick from Ferguson followed by two more. A jab from Ferguson. Nice right from Ferguson. Nice left from Edwards. Hard right to the body from Ferguson. Hard front kick to the chest from Ferguson. Jab from Ferguson. Leg kick from Ferguson. Good right uppercut from Edwards and then a beautiful head kick lands flush. Inside leg kick from Ferguson. Edwards now lands a hard left hand. Inside leg kick from Ferguson. Left then a leg kick from Yves. Lead left from Ferguson and then a leg kick. Good right from Edwards. Leg kick from Ferguson. Hard right from Ferguson wobbles Yves. Right from Ferguson. Good left uppercut from Ferguson. Good leg kick then a right hand from Ferguson. Ferguson now throws a wild combo trying to finish and he lands a good hard right. Left to the body from Ferguson. Good head kick from Yves and Edwards shoots but Ferguson rolls him over and both men on their feet as the bell rings! Exciting round! 10-9 Ferguson.
Round two: Straight left from Ferguson. Inside leg kick from Ferguson. Good left from Yves. Hard right hook and head kick from Yves, and then ahard leg kick a left. Flying knee and then a knee from the clinch land for Edwards! Leg kickk from Yves. Leg kick from Ferguson. Inside leg kick from Ferguson. Left from Ferguson. Good right hook from Ferguson. Straight right then a hard right uppercut from Ferguson. Good counter right from Yves. Ferguson with a body shot. Good right from Ferguson. Big left from Edwards and the a counter left from Ferguson. Head kick from Edwards. Straight right from Ferguson. Ferguson gets a single leg take down at the end of the round and I think it stole him this round at the end here. 10-9 Ferguson.
Round three: This is a very close fight this round could decide it. Jab from Ferguson. Body kick from Ferguson. Leg kick from Yves. Left from Ferguson. Nice head kick and right from Yves. Hard body kick from Ferguson. Nice right from Ferguson. Nice left from Ferguson and two good leg kick from Yves. Good left from Ferguson lands hard. Double jab from Ferguson. Good inside leg kick from both men. Good left from Edwards. Leg kick from Yves and another. Good left from Yves. Nice head kick again from Edwards. Inside leg kick from Ferguson. Inside leg kick from Yves, Good left from Yves. Nice right from Ferguson. Head kick again from Yves. Good right from Ferguson. Right from Yves. Good right from Ferguson. Jab from Ferguson. Both men trade flurries at the bell. Extremely close fight that went back and forth could go either way. 10-9 Edwards.
Final result: Anthony Ferguson defeats Yves Edwards via Unanimous Decision
Louis Gaudinot vs. Johnny Bedford (135 pounds)
Round one: Jab from Bedford. Leg kick from Bedford. Left hook from Gaudinot. One two combo from Bedford and now he jumps down and gets a double leg take down. Bedford on top in half guard and raining down some elbows. Knee to the chest from Bedford as Gaudinot tries to stand. Big knee from Bedford as Gaudinot stands to his feet. Now their clinched against the cage. Nice elbow and knee from the clinch by Bedford on the break. Bedford now with a hip toss and gets full mount now!!! Bedford looking to land some elbow and punches. Good punches from Bedford and now another solid elbow he looks solid in this mount. Bedford throwing some good punches and Gaudinot gives up his back in desperation. Bedford with both hooks and still landing some good punches from behind he has bloodied up his opponent pretty good. Gaudinot rolls over again and Bedford is right back into full mount. Now Gaudinot gets into half guard but Bedford is just landing some amazing punches from the top. Hard hammer fists and elbows from Bedford. Gaudinot tries to get to his feet and Bedford hops on the back once again. The bell rings and Bedford looks dominant. 10-8 Bedford.
Round two: Leg kick from Gaudinot. Right hook from Gaudinot. Nice hard body shot from Bedford and now he has him in the clinch against the cage and lands some knees to the body. Bedford ducks under again and gets a take down. Good knees to the body and punches to the body as Gaudinot stands up from Bedford. Bedford with a high single and again another take down. Punches and elbows to the body from the top position by Bedford. He is just relentless on top and Gaudinot look gassed out he has taken a beating. Full mount again from Bedford and he is landing some elbows and punches again. Good hard punches from Bedford as he postures up. North south position now from Bedford after a good flurry of punches. Back to full mount for Bedford and he lands a sharp elbow and some good punches. More hard elbows from Bedford and now some punches. Bedford now jumps over for an arm bar and has it locked in but he runs out of time as the bell rings. Gaudinot saved by the bell there. Another dominant round. 10-9 Bedford.
Round three: Unless there is a miracle Beford will win this fight. Bedford stuffs a take down. Nice knee to the head from Bedford and then a leg kick. Nice left uppercut from Bedford. Good right hand then a knee and then a left to the body for Bedford. Spinning backfist from Gaudinot. Big body shots from Bedford and then a big knee and Gaudinot crumples to the mat. Bedford now raining down punches and elbows along with knees to the body. Bedford is putting a beat down on Gaudinot right now. Finally the ref stops it and Bedford looked extremely dominant in this fight amazing performance. Gaudinot was tough, but he looked like he belonged two weight classes below Bedford and was just physically dominanted.
Final result: Johnny Bedford defeats Louis Gaudinot via TKO (Strikes) Round 3
TUF 14 FINALE PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE UNDERCARD COMMENTARY:
Marcus Brimage vs. Stephen Bass (145 pounds)
Round one: Brimage lands a nice right hook popping Bass' head back. Brimmage with another good punch combo. Bass shoots and looks to tangle tings up. Brimmage works free and lands another couple quick punches. Bass having trouble keeping up with the pace. Brimmage with another good 1-2 combo. Action up against the cage. Bass utilizing the clinch but Brimmage lands a few more good punches. Bass looking overwhelmed. Three minutes left. Bass clinching again and Brimmage with the uppercut. Brimmage backs away. Brimmage pawing with the jab then lands a great straight left hand. Brimmage runs in with several punches and connects. Brimmage with the superman punch. Good leg kick by Bass who then ties him up and tries to take him down, unsuccessfully. One minute to go. Brimmage keeps peppering Bass with punches. Thunderous leg kick by Brimmage who winces in pain. Another great leg kick for Brimmage who is picking his opponent apart now. 10-9 Brimmage.
Round two: Good inside leg kick by Bass. Good knee by Bass. Bass with the leg kick who looks more active in this second round. Bass coming forward and gets nailed by a low kick by Brimmage. Stop in the action while Bass recovers. Brimmage with a good inside leg kick upon the return to action. Brimmage hits the same spot with another kick that leaves Bass grimacing. Bass responds with a kick but it's low. Brimmage gets a quick break. Brimmage throws overhand right then a short combo that lands. Back to center. Three minutes left. Brimmage with another leg kick that sends Bass to the mat this time, but he's right back out. Now another leg kick! Bass is going to have trouble walking tomorrow. Brimmage lands another 1-2 punch combo. Bass with good straight left hand but eats another leg kick. He's having trouble planting on his lead leg. Bass shoots but gets nowhere near securing the takedown. Two minutes left. Another good leg kick but Bass answers with a good right hook to the head. Brimmage looked wobbled for a second but regains his composure. Bass shoots again and Brimmage sprawls. Brimmage is out and back to his feet. Brimmage coming forward with punches, missing this time around. Brimmage with another leg kick then a decent jab. Bass with a good knee. Brimmage with a very good straight left to the head. Then another. Round ends with one last inside leg kick by Brimmage. 10-9 Brimmage.
Round three: Bass comes out looking deseprate. Bass throws flying knee and Brimmage grabs both legs for takedown. Brimmage had him in side control but looks to want no part of the ground game. Back up. Good inside leg kick by Brimmage. Bass with a solid uppercut. Bass looks much more aggressive. Fighters exchange but nothing connects. Three minutes left. Bass goes for single leg takedown but it's stuffed again. Brimmage with a stiff, straight left to the head. Brimmage with a good couple of punches to the midsection. Just under two minutes to go. Bass runs in and gets nailed with a knee to the body. Brimmage circles off to the right looking for an opening. Bass lands another good left hand, this time to the sternum. One minute remains. Brimmage lands two solid punches to the body and head. Brimmage with another solid punch combo. Bass is throwing wild, flailing punches and hitting nothing. Round ends with both fighters throwing serious haymakers! Brimmage looked very close to being out and maybe even finished but he's saved by the horn. 10-9 Bass.
Final result: Marcus Brimmage via unanimous decision
Dustin Pague vs. John Albert (135 pounds)
Round one: Albert comes out throwing haymakers right away. Pague trying to answer but has nothing for him. Albert is all over him! Pague falls to the canvas and Albert's on top now and in full mount! Pague is in trouble! Albert has Pague's arm tied up and is raining lots of punches from the mount. Pague needs to do something soon. Pague appears to be tapping! Herb Dean stops it! It's over! Amazing win for John Albert!
Final result: John Albert via TKO (strikes) at 1:09 of round one
Roland Delorme vs. Josh Ferguson (135 pounds)
Round one: Fighters come out to center and Delorme snubs him on the glove tap. Ferguson responds with a good right hand to the head. That'll teach ya. Maybe not as Delorme shoots and gets takedown. Ferguson has one of his legs tied out but Delorme gets it free. Delorme sacrifices top position to work for guillotine and Ferguson is out. Ferguson is up and trying to work some ground and pound. Ferguson rushes into Delorme's guard now. Delorme gets a leg over. Tight triangle in the works! Ferguson slams him but it's even tighter now. Delorme landing a ton of punches from the bottom. Bad spot for Ferguson. Two and a half left. Good defense by Ferguson who is getting punched a lot but avoiding being choked out. Doesn't matter. Delorme takes a different angle and looks closer to getting it now. Delorme has the triangle cinched tight. Just over a minute. Ferguson gets out! Very nicely done. Ferguson in side control now with just under a minute to go in the round. Ferguson in full mount now. Delorme tries to scoot out and Ferguson gets his back. Lots of transitioning and Ferguson on top now! Now Delorme reverses and HE is on top! Crazy scramble! Round is over and very tough to score. Likely 10-9 for Delorme.
Round two: Fergsuon comes forward with a barrage of punches. Delorme fakes a kick and thinks about shooting but backs up. Ferguson lands a good punch combo that lands square to the head. Ferguson throwing some big punches now but not landing. Both guys look gassed. Ferguson lands good right hook. Ferguson on top now against the fence. Delorme gets back to his feet and now Delorme gets takedown. Ferguson on the bottom working for choke but can't get it. Delorme back up. Ferguson lands nice jab. Clinch against the fence. Thirty seconds to go. Delorme finally gets takedown and ends on top. Good round of striking. Advantage: Ferguson who gets the round 10-9.
Round three: Delorme lands a left hand to the head that staggers Ferguson. Totally out of nowhere. Delorme jumps to take his back and chokes him out immediately. Wow! That was crazy! Such a close fight up to that point. Ferguson clearly wobbled by a punch that was close to being on the button. Rear-naked choke victory for Delorme.
Final result: Roland Delorme via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:22 of round three
Josh Clopton vs. Steven Siler (145 pounds)
Round one: Siler comes forward and gets pushed back by a right hand from Clopton. Siler with a big overhand right that misses then he gets clipped a bit by a left hand from Siler. Clopton ties Siler up right away and oushes the action to the fence. Clopton working inside knees. Siler grabs muay thai clinch and lands some knees i nthe process. Clopton answers with a decent uppercut. Clopton with big left hook. Siler with a big leg kick and Clopton tries for takedown. Good balance by Siler and nothing doing. Muay thai clinch again by Siler who lands some more big knees. Clopton pushes him up against the fence again and works some inside knees to the thighs. Siler pushes him off and runs toward him as Clopton rears back and throws a big right hand that wobbles Siler and sends him to the mat, but he's right back up quickly. Clopton with some big body punches against the fence. Just over a minute left. Good right hand by Clopton. Siler throws a good punch combo but gets hit with a nice right hand to the head right after. Siler working the muay thai clinch again. Now going for guillotine but Clopton out quickly. Another good knee by Siler who then ends the round working for a guillotine as the horn sounds. 10-9 Siler.
Round two: Clopton throws big right hand, Siler dodges and comes back with a flurry of punches. Siler lands a lead right hand and follows up with a knee. Siler connects with a good right hand. Now with muay thai clinch again and is landing knees. Siler is landing a ton of knees and elbows. Not good for Clopton who puzzlingly keeps pushing the action to the cage. Reminiscent of Anderson Silva and Rich Franklin. Clopton's head looks like a rock 'em sock 'em robot. Out of nowhere, Clopton gets the takedown and is raining hammerfists. Clopton working in the full guard. Siler working hard to get back up. Now he's up (via wall walk against the cage). Clopton's face is bloodied from knees. Siler lands a big right hand to the head. Clopton answers with one of his own. Clopton is stuck in Siler's muay thai clinch again. Just over a minute left. Another knee to the head. And again! Clopton just seems to have no answer for it. Siler leads with a jab then finishes the combo with a big right hand to the head. Clopton's nose clearly broken at this point. Clopton goes for takedown near end of round but leaves neck exposed and finds himself in tight guillotine at the horn. 10-9 Siler.
Round three: Clopton comes forward with a jab. Siler responds. Clopton shoots for lazy takedown that doesn't come close to coming through. Clopton, again, pushes things up against the cage. Siler drops to guard and is working from full guard. Siler landing a decent amount of punches from his back. Clopton using shoulders from top but not damaging. Siler uses fence to get back up and has the muay thai clinch once again. Clopton able to sneak out this time. Siler fakes a jab then lands an uppercut right. Clopton with a good takedown and on top now in Sier's full guard. Herb Dean admonishes fighters to work. Warning again. Two minutes left. Siler using rubber guard now looking for submission but can't get his foot over. Just over one minute to go. Clopton still on top but Siler looks to be doing more damage from the bottom. Clopton postures up and Siler slips out. Dirty boxing now against cage. Round ends with Siler landing a shot that send Clopton flying into the fence. 10-9 Siler.
Final result: Steven Siler via unanimous decision
Bryan Caraway vs. Dustin Neace (145 pounds)
Round one: Neace comes out awing right away with the jab. Carraway tries a combo but doesn't land. Carraway in again with left hook that hits air. Great body kick by Carraway. Neace with a good jab. Carraway really looks to be setting up the left hook consistently. Neace with a decent straight right to the head. Carraway shoots in and gets the takedown. Just under three minutes in the round. Carraway postures up and tries for side control. Neace moves to butterfly guard. Neace working hard for a submission from bottom with a triangle hold but Carraway slips out. Carraway on top trying to take Neace's back now. Just under a minute to go. Neace gets him high on his back, trying to shake him off the front but Carraway has hooks in. Ten seconds left. Rounds ends with Carraway working for a submission that didn't get very close to coming to fruition. Close round but probably 10-9 in favor of Carraway.
Round two: Carraway comes out with good outside leg kick. Then another. Neace with a missed right cross then connects with kick to the body. Good left hook by Neace. Big overhand right by Carraway that barely misses. Carraway lands a couple stiff jabs in a row. Carraway throws several punch combo but can't land. Carraway fakes high and shoots low for the successful takedown. Just over two minutes left. Side control for Carraway. Now working to get his back. Tries to get hooks in and Neace reverses. Carraway up against the cage now. Neace working knees to the quads. Neace looks to land another knee and Carraway uses the opportunity to sneak out and get his back. He's got it! It's over! Rear naked choke victory for Bryan Carraway!
Final result: Bryan Carraway via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:38 of round two