TUF 17 Finale UFC results: Cat Zingano finishes Miesha Tate in final round

Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

Cat Zingano defeated Miesha Tate after a hard battle on the main card of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale tonight (April 13, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada, finishing her via strikes in the third round. Here's how it all went down.

The second ever women's fight to take place inside the Octagon under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner pitted the popular Miesha Tate against the unheralded and largely unknown, but still incredibly dangerous, Cat Zingano at tonight's (Sat., April 13, 2013) The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winner was promised a coaching slot on TUF 18 opposite division champion Ronda Rousey.

Well hello, ladies.

Straight away, Tate ran out to meet Zingano to start banging it out, showing the fans they would get just as much action with the women as they would with the men. Sure enough, they spent the next two and a half rounds exchanging takedowns, punches, elbows, and, the finisher, knees.

That's a finisher for Zingano, who used a series of knees -- and one well timed elbow -- to finish off "Takedown" in the third and final round. This after two back-and-forth, relatively even rounds to kick off the fight.

It didn't matter once the referee stepped in and we got a look at how bloody and battered Tate's face looked after Zingano was done with it.

Yowza!

For complete results and blow-by-blow coverage of this entire fight click here and for complete results and coverage of the entire TUF 17 Finale click here.

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