The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale: "Faber vs. Jorgensen" from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, is officially in the books after another exciting evening (April 13, 2013) of mixed martial arts (MMA) action.
The main event of the evening, Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen, was a pivotal 135-pound bout that would inch the winner one step closer to future title fight against Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao if he is able to get past Eddie Wineland at UFC 161 on June 15, 2013.
And if he does, he could rematch "California Kid," who outclassed "Young Guns" en route to a fourth round submission victory.
In other main card action, Uriah Hall -- TUF 17's highly-hyped wrecking machine -- made his official Octagon debut opposite fellow finalist Kelvin Gastelum, with the winner earning the coveted "six-figure" Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract. It has all the pre-fight makings of an "Upset Special" and it was, with Gastelum relying on his stifling wrestling attack and Hall's overconfidence to earn a split decision win.
Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano, meanwhile, collided to earn TUF 17 Finale "Fight of the Night" honors, as well as a coaching gig opposite UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey on TUF 18 and a future 135-pound title fight shortly after the FX-produced show wraps.
That honor goes to Zingano, who came from behind to crush "Cupcake" in the third round with a ferocious combination of knees and punches along the fence.
Anyway, as usual, all the stars of the show came to dish the dirt on the event immediately afterward at the post-fight press conference, including Faber, Jorgensen, Hall, Tate and Zingano among others. Naturally, UFC President Dana White -- who almost always emcees the post-fight event wrap up shows -- was also in attendance.
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