July fourth may have come and gone, but we still have fireworks in "Sin City."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hits the FOX Sports 1 airwaves TONIGHT (July 6, 2014) with The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring Frankie Edgar rematching BJ Penn in the five-round featherweight headliner.
This, after spending an entire season as opposing coaches on the combat sports reality show.
And no live finale would be complete without the coveted "six-figure contract," to be decided in the middleweight division by Dhiego Lima and Eddie Gordon, while Corey Anderson and Matt Van Buren slug it out for the light heavyweight crown.
All that and much, much more.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire TUF 19 Finale fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1-televised under card bouts at 7 p.m. ET and then main card action -- also on FOX Sports 1 -- slated to begin at 9 p.m. ET.
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Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps and post-fight analysis after "Edgar vs. Penn 3."
Without further delay, see below for the latest TUF 19 Finale results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
Alex Giardini here. Let's have some fun.
TUF 19 FINALE QUICK RESULTS:
Frankie Edgar def. B.J. Penn via technical knockout (punches and elbows) at 4:16 of R3
Eddie Gordon def. Dhiego Lima via technical knockout (punches) at 1:11 of R1
Corey Anderson def. Matt Van Buren via technical knockout (punches) at 1:01 of R1
Derrick Lewis def. Guto Inocente via technical knockout (punches) at 3:30 of R1
Dustin Ortiz def. Justin Scoggins via split decision (29-28x2, 28-29)
Kevin Lee def. Jesse Ronson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Leandro Issa def. Jumabieke Tuerxun via submission (armbar) at 3:49 of R3
Adriano Martins def. Juan Manuel Puig by knockout (punch) at 2:21 of R1
Patrick Walsh def. Daniel Spohn via unanimous decision (29-28x3)
Sarah Moras def. Alexis Dufresne via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28x2)
Robert Drysdale def. Keith Berish via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:03 of R1
TUF 19 FINALE LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn
Round 1: Penn misses a few jabs, and Edgar lands with a left. Another left for Frankie. Lots of chants for BJ. Edgar lands a combo, while BJ has his hands up high. Frankie goes low with a leg kick. Edgar with a right. BJ lands a left hook in a flurry, and Edgar scores a takedown. BJ pushes Edgar off, and Edgar is standing over him. BJ on the mat staying active with his legs, and Edgar joins him on the mat again. Edgar postures up, and lands a right. Edgar in the guard, and BJ uses a butterfly. Edgar on his feet, and he kicks BJ. Edgar circling around the upkicks, and lands in the guard. Edgar on the feet again, and BJ trying to keep him away with his feet. Edgar goes in again, but he's missing most of his strikes. Frankie back on his feet, and BJ looks content to stay on the mat. Herb Dean calls for the standup. Body kick by Edgar. Edgar circling well, and BJ having difficulty finding his range. Left hook from Edgar, followed by a nice combo. Body shot, followed by a left hook from Edgar.
Round 2: Edgar goes to the body, and lands a right hand. Frankie working well with combinations, and lands another right hand. Edgar goes for a single leg, but Penn stuffs it. Another right for Edgar. Kick to the body from Edgar, followed by another right. Penn lands a combination, but Edgar sticks and moves his way to a right hand. Another takedown from Frankie. He's in the guard, and postures up, and goes back. Right hands landing for Edgar in the guard. BJ has his feet on Edgar's hips, so Edgar goes back into BJ's guard. BJ keeping active from the bottom, but it isn't troubling Edgar. Frankie trying to hop into side mount, and now he's in half guard. He postures up and lands a few power shots. Right hands and elbows are landing for Edgar. He's starting to land a lot of elbows, actually. BJ momentarily covering up, and Frankie stops. Another big elbow for Edgar finishes the round.
Round 3: BJ will a bit of swelling under his eyes. Right hand lands for Edgar. Head kick almost lands for Edgar. BJ isn't throwing anything, and gets hit with 1-2. BJ misses with a right as Frankie ducks under. Another nice combination for Edgar. Edgar misses a straight right. Edgar nails BJ with a left hand. Another right hand for Edgar. Head kick just grazes Penn's head. Body shot from Edgar. This is very one-sided. Penn misses with a right, but lands a jab. Another lands for BJ, but Edgar trips him and follows him to the mat. Edgar pours it on with punches and elbows. Elbow cuts Penn open. BJ's left eye looks like a mess. More elbows from Edgar, and he's pouncing on BJ, who's becoming a mess. Edgar in half guard, and he's landing huge shots with his left. BJ covering up, but he's getting destroyed. Edgar landing elbows, and he was flirting with a crucifix. Edgar shifting from side to side, and Edgar nails BJ with some more elbows. Herb Dean stops it. Thank God.
Final result: Frankie Edgar def. B.J. Penn via technical knockout (punches and elbows) at 4:16 of R3
Eddie Gordon vs. Dhiego Lima
Round 1: They touch them up, and Gordon backs up Lima. Gordon swings with a few rights, but misses. Jab from Lima. Gordon lands a right hand, followed by another. Lima circling around the cage, and Gordon decks him with a right hand. He lands another that drops Lima, and as Lima gets up, Gordon lands a big uppercut which sends him back down. Gordon punching on Lima, and takes his back. Massive uppercuts decking Lima, and he goes flat. Yves steps in, and that is it. Wow. A lot of punches to the back of the head, though.
Final result: Eddie Gordon def. Dhiego Lima via technical knockout (punches) at 1:11 of R1
Corey Anderson vs. Matt Van Buren
Round 1: Jab misses from Anderson, but he catches Van Buren with a nice flurry. Head kick misses by Van Buren, and a combination laces Van Buren. Anderson pouring on right hands with Van Buren in no man's land. He's backing up and Anderson has him in big trouble with a plethora of right hands and lefts. Anderson scoops him off on his feet, and Van Buren is turtling up. Right hands continue for Anderson. Yamasaki warns him as Anderson still lays it on him, and Van Buren keeps covering up. That's it.
Final result: Corey Anderson def. Matt Van Buren via technical knockout (punches) at 1:01 of R1
Guto Inocente vs. Derrick Lewis
Round 1: They touch them up. They are slow to come together. Lewis misses some very odd and slow spinning kicks. Probably to create distance. He misses a low kick. Nothng yet. Lewis is backing up Guto, who keeps him at bay with a front kick. Lewis gets underhooks with a body lock, and has him up against the cage. Takedown from Lewis, but Guto is back on his feet. Leg kicked blocked from Lewis, and he misses a right hand as he goes for the body lock once more. Right hand from Lewis, with Guto's back still against the cage. Guto misses a kick, and Lewis tosses him on his back. Guto on his back, and Lewis joins him. Lewis gets some ground and pound, and knocks out Guto while on the mat. Guto's busted up.
Final result: Derrick Lewis def. Guto Inocente via technical knockout (punches) at 3:30 of R1
Dustin Ortiz vs. Justin Scoggins
Round 1: Scoggins shoots in, and Ortiz reverses position. Ortiz takes him down. Butterfly guard by Scoggins. Scoggins attacks with an armbar. He locks Ortiz's arm, but Ortiz drops down and tries to defend. Ortiz escapes, and Scoggins has his back against the cage. Scoggins takes Ortiz down briefly, and tries to take his back. Scoggins scores an elbow before they separate. Scoggins locks him up, and tries to take his back. A fast scramble sees Ortiz hanging onto Scoggins, and tries to take his back. Ortiz trying to defend himself, and Scoggins is relentlessly trying to take his back. Ortiz escapes, and hits a big combo. A lot of body locks and scrambles.
Round 2: Leg kick from Scoggins, and they're bouncy on the feet. Side kick from Scoggins, and Ortiz lands a left hook. Ortiz powers through Scoggins, but the latter is controlling Ortiz's shoulders. Ortiz wins the scramble and ends up in side control. Ortiz in half guard. Ortiz staying heavy on top, and he's disabling Scoggins to get upright. Ortiz keeps him down, and gets to work on Scoggins' body. Ortiz in side control, and Scoggins tries to trap an arm. Ortiz in Scoggins' guard, continuing to stay busy.
Round 3: They lock up and trade shots. Scoggins lands a nice left hand, followed by a right. Ortiz traps a leg, and kicks to the body. Right hand by Ortiz, who is staying active with kicks. Overhead right from Ortiz. Ortiz clocks Scoggins with a big left hand. Spinning kick misses for Scoggins, and he gets the takedown. Scoggins in Ortiz's butterfly, and Scoggins moves to half guard. Scoggins tries to lock in a head and arm choke, but Ortiz powers out and gets back to his feet. Scoggins ties Ortiz up against the fence, and he avoids the takedown. Ortiz uses his strength and switches position, trying to get Scoggins down. Ortiz stays in Scoggins' face, and winds out in his guard. Ortiz keeps busy until the horn.
Final result: Dustin Ortiz def. Justin Scoggins via split decision (29-28x2, 28-29)
Kevin Lee vs. Jesse Ronson
Round 1: Lee shoots for a takedown right away. Ronson stuffing it with his back against the cage. Ronson breaks free. Kick to the body by Lee. Lee circles away from Ronson's strikes. Lee shoots again, and Ronson has the fence behind him. Lee breaks away with a leg kick. Right hand misses by Lee. Ronson kicks Lee, and the latter slips. He's back on his feet. Straight right from Ronson. Kick to the body from Lee. Big punch to the body from Ronson. Jab from Lee, followed by a right hand. Lee lands a combination, while Ronson stays tight. Lee in the pocket, but Ronson backs him up with a nice punch. Lee shoots again, and has the body lock. Ronson separating by using his left leg. Ronson is pushed back towards the fence. Lee scoops him up and slams him, but Ronson is back up while Lee continues with a single leg. Lee pouring it on with some elbows, and lands another takedown. Lee transitions to the back with hooks in, but runs out of time while punching.
Round 2: Lee goes high, but misses with the kick. He lands one to the body, and Ronson misses a lead uppercut. Kick to the body by Ronson. Jab from Ronson, and he connects with an uppercut afterwards. Left hook from Lee, but Ronson is landing more. Lee switching levels and goes for a takedown. Ronson on his knees and Lee tries to drill forward. Ronson breaks free, and eats a few shots from Lee, including a solid right hand. Head kick misses from Lee, and he scores the takedown in the center. Ronson trying to work a guillotine, but it's not working. Lee transitions without much authority, and gets back on his feet after a failed front headlock. Ronson now pushing Lee towards the fence, and they break free. Ronson nails Lee with a left. Lee shoots again, and Ronson trying to defend against the cage. The horn sounds.
Round 3: They trade to commence the third, and Lee lands a head kick. Lee clinches Ronson against the fence, and Ronson sprawls against the fence. Ronson trying to lock up the arm. Ronson breaks free, and Lee goes for the takedown again. Ronson defends, and eat a kick to the face. Ronson tries the same, but can't do it. Ronson scores a takedown, and they're near the fence. Ronson takes the back, and he's underneath the chin. Somehow, Lee storms out and drills Ronson while moving into side control. That was it for Ronson. Lee then takes Ronson's back as he transitions, and he's trying to find an opening. Ronson on all fours, and controls Lee's right arm to escape, and tosses Lee off. Back in the middle, Lee misses a wild left. Lee presses forward with a jab, and the urgency just isnt there for Ronson, despite landing a right hand.
Final result: Kevin Lee def. Jesse Ronson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Leandro Issa vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun
Round 1: Jab from Issa. Juma pushing forward, and misses a right hand. Juma misses with a wild one. Jab lands from Issa. Leg kick from Issa. Head kick from Issa lands. The pace is quite fast. Jab works for Juma, and the action stops as he takes a groin strike. Kick to the body from Issa, and they both miss wild rights. Overhand right misses from Issa. Leg kicks for both, and Juma backs Issa up. Issa shoots for a takedown, and gets stuffed. Hard kick to the body from Issa. Juma misses a head kick. Punch to the body by Juma. They're pretty much exchanging leg kicks while missing most of their punches. Issa finding range, but Juma can't really connect with anything. Juma goes upstairs, and lands a head kick, followed by combo. Now he's landing. Hard jab from Issa. Jab from Juma, and he drops Issa with a right. Issa trying to put his foe on his back, and he's in half guard. Issa tying up his legs, and all Juma can do is get a body lock.
Round 2: Juma backs up Issa again. Wild right misses from Juma, and Issa lands a leg kick which makes Juma smile. Juma lands a kick to the body. Big left hook from Juma. Issa connects with a body kick, and a right hand from Juma staggers Issa. Left hook from Juma, and they trade in a flurry. Juma looking for lefts, and now he's found his range. Issa shoots, but Juma lands on top. Issa sweeps, but grabs the cage. Yamasaki notices, and stops it. He deducts a point from Issa. It was pretty blatant. Juma is headhunting now, and Juma goes high but misses. Juma misses with a left hook. Issa lands a kick to the body, but eats a jab. Looking for the big shots, Juma is eating leg kicks. Issa lands a takedown. He's in half guard. Juma makes it back to his feet, and misses a flying knee. Jab from Issa. They both miss wild rights, and Juma goes to the body. Issa follows up with a kick, and eats another jab. Issa lands a left hook. Issa shoots, but is back on his feet. Uppercut lands from Issa, followed by a right hand. Issa slips Juma with a kick, but Juma gets back up and they tie up to close the round.
Round 3: Kick by Juma to open up the third. There isn't much urgency from Issa, since he's down a point. They both miss with rights, and Issa gets a takedown. He's in half guard, and starts to punch Juma. Issa in side control, and Juma squirms out of it. Issa gets a head and arm guillotine in, and Juma is desperately trying to escape. Issa isnt letting go, and Juma is holding on. Issa is working hard, and then lets it go. Issa now in full mount, and he's trying to lock up the arm. Issa keeps busy with punches in half guard. Issa in side control, and with Juma's arm trapped, Issa unches away. Another sweep from Issa, and he's back in mount. Issa transitions into a belly-down straight armbar, and Juma taps. What a comeback, as he taps someone who was never finished.
Final result: Leandro Issa def. Jumabieke Tuerxun via submission (armbar) at 3:49 of R3
Adriano Martins vs. Juan Manuel Puig
Round 1: Martins pushes forward with a right, and decks him with another. He's finding his range, and kicks Puig to the body. Kick lands for Puig. Leg kick from Puig. Left misses from Puig, and Martins lands a right hand. Puig slips, and he's back on his feet. Martins lands another right, but eats one, too. Uppercut lands for Martins. Kick to the body from Puig, followed by a nice combo. Puig is active with leg kicks, and Martins has slowed down a bit. The Brazilian misses an overhead right, and stagger Puig with a left. Puig kicks him in the groin, which drops Martins. The action resumes after the break, and Puig lands another kick. Puig comes forward, and runs into a BOMB of a right hand from Martins. Puig falls face flat, and there's no need for follow ups.
Final result: Adriano Martins def. Juan Manuel Puig by knockout (punch) at 2:21 of R1
Daniel Spohn vs. Patrick Walsh
Round 1: They touch gloves. Low kicks from both, with Spohn landing another. Right hand lands for Walsh, but he eats a counter. Another right lands for Walsh, and he keeps connecting. Walsh shoots in for a takedown, and scoops up Spohn. Walsh finds himself in a head and arm guillotine, but gets his head out. Spohn in full guard. Walsh can't move well, but he continues to soften up Spohn. Elbows from Walsh, and he goes to the body. Walsh looking for a kimura, and then turns it into a straight armbar. He's out of it. Elbows from Walsh to Spohn's dome. Walsh takes the back, but Spohn escapes and Walsh is back on top. Armbar attempt from Walsh again, but to no avail. Walsh simply grinding out his opponent, and transitions into side control. He stays active with elbows, and it looks like Walsh's ear is covered in blood.
Round 2: Spohn goes low with a leg kick. Walsh lands a left hand, and powers through his foe for another takedown. He's a side control. He goes for a kimura, and now he's underneath Spohn. He's working a straight arm bar now, and Spohn is on top. Spohn in half guard, and he takes Walsh's back as the latter stands up. Walsh shrugs him off, and Spohn tries to keep him down. It doesn't work and they're back in the center. Right hand lands from Spohn, and Walsh works a single leg against the cage. Spohn sneaks in a guillotine, but Walsh is still working on a single leg. Another guillotine attempt from Spohn. Walsh scoops him up and takes him down. Walsh in side control, and he's trying to land punches to Spohn's body. This fight is pretty awful. Why are these guys in the UFC...I don't know.
Round 3: Head kick from Spohn just misses. Spohn lands a right, and he lands the left, along with some uppercuts. Walsh looked to be in trouble, but he shoots and lands another takedown, easily. He's in half guard, and Spohn has nothing for Walsh's wrestling. Walsh transitions, looking to take the full back mount. Rear naked choke from Walsh, but he lets go and pits Spohn on his back. Punches from Walsh, and he flirts with the back again. Spohn on all fours trying to get up, and Walsh is behind him, doing almost nothing. Walsh lands another takedown, and ends up in guard. The referee stands them up, which should have happened two rounds ago. Spohn with an uppercut, followed by a big knee. He's going for it. Walsh bleeding bad, and after he shoots, Spohn goes for a guillotine. Again, it doesn't work, and he's on his back. Spohn gets up with seconds left, and the fight is over.
Final result: Patrick Walsh def. Daniel Spohn via unanimous decision (29-28x3)
Alexis Dufresne vs. Sarah Moras
Round 1: They touch em up. Dufresne misses a huge right. Moras with some big shots, and Dufresne ties her up and brings her down. Half guard for Alexis. Moras active off her back, and Alexis is now in her full guard. Dufresne hasn't thrown anything, and she gets up, only to come back down with some strike attempts. Dufresne in side control, and Moras doing a good job of staying tight to the body and throwing elbows to the kidneys. Dufresne knees to the body. Alexis transitions but can't get full mount. Alexis still in half guard at the moment. She transitions to guard, but Moraes is really disabling her to do anything, while landing a bunch of strikes while on her back. Moras trying to go for an armbar, but Dufresne isn't giving it to her. Elbows to the shoulder by Moras. Upkick from Moras as soon as Alexis gets up, but she lands as she comes back down into full guard.
Round 2: Right hand by Moras, followed by an uppercut. She ties up Moras again, and brings her down. Side control for Dufresne. Punches to the body from Alexis. Dufresne into half guard, and they get a warning from the referee. Lavigne breaks them apart. Back on their feet, Dufresne looks exhausted. Moras shoots, and gets the takedown. Moras in guard, but she's not being active. Moras' head is trapped, as Alexis is controlling her neck. Dufresne's head is pinned up against the cage. Another warning from Yves. He breaks them up for a second time. Moras shoots, but Moras reverses. After some slick moves, Moras winds up on top, but Dufresne is controlling her off her back. Elbow from Moras, and a left hand. She postures up, but can't do anything. Punches from the bottom from Dufresne. Moras rolls out of an omoplata attack, and the round finishes.
Round 3: Alexis looks really tired, and she eats another big punch from Moras. She locks up the Canadian and tosses her, and Dufresne ends up in side control. Punches to the body from Alexis. Half guard for Dufresne, and she's staying heavy on top. Good positioning from Dufresne, and she's in guard right now. Moras trying to get back to her feet, but Dufresne is simply laying on top and throwing. Dufresne almost has nine minutes in top position. She postures up on her knees to land punches, but she's not accurately connecting. She does it again, and almost gets trapped in an arm triangle. Upkick from Moras almost lands flush, and Dufresne is back on top. Side control from Dufresne, and she's coasting at this point. Moras trying to cage walk, and she almost reverses positioning. Alexis in good north-south position, but Moras almost takes her back by wrapping her legs around her. Moras goes for an armbar, followed by a toehold, but time runs out. Both look so damn tired.
Final result: Sarah Moras def. Alexis Dufresne via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28x2)
Keith Berish vs. Robert Drysdale
Round 1: Here we go. They touch them up. Drysdale opens with a front kick and misses with a right hand. Another front kick from the jiu-jitsu phenom, and he gets the takedown. Warning from referee for Berish to not grab the fence. Drysdale trying to take the back, and they're near the cage. Drysdale gets the hooks in. Berish in trouble. Body lock from Drysdale, and he's cranking Berish's neck. Berish is trying to get up, and Drysdale is still on his back, while Berish is standing. Drysdale gets the arm under the chin, and Berish drops, while moaning. The tap follows. Replay shows the knee in all sorts of twists. Barf.
Final result: Robert Drysdale def. Keith Berish by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:03 of R1