It's been almost three months since episode one of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 debuted on Spike television.
The season -- and nearly five years of animosity between coaches BJ Penn and Jens Pulver -- culminates tonight with the TUF 5 Finale from The Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The televised portion of the card has already begun. We have live blow-by-blow blogging of the main card action below!
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For TUF 5 Finale results just see below. WARNING: These are potential spoilers!
TUF 5 Finale Quick results:
BJ Penn defeats Jens Pulver via submission (rear naked choke) in round two
Nate Diaz defeats Manny Gamburyan via tapout (injury) in round two
Thales Leites defeats Floyd Sword via submission (arm triangle) in round one
Roger Huerta defeats Doug Evans via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Joe Lauzon defeats Brandon Melendez via submission (triangle choke) in round two
Cole Miller defeats Andy Wang via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Gray Maynard knocks himself out (slam) and Emerson taps simultaneously. Fight is ruled a no contest
Leonard Garcia defeats Allen Berube via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
Matt Wiman defeats Brian Geraghty via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Play-by-play live main card commentary:
Drubysunshine here ready to roll on the blow-by-blow coverage of the TUF 5 Finale. I'm sure everyone is excited for all matches after a long season of anticipation of what should be a great night of fights. So here we go.
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BJ Penn vs. Jens Pulver (155-pound limit)
Round one: Fight of the Night, both fighters look good entering the octagon. Penn calm and in great shape. Jens cut and focused. Penn with a huge right then a take down. Penn on top in Jens half guard. Jens with good defense. BJ with a slam! Still in Jens's half guard. BJ softening him up with punches looking for an opening. BJ in full mount! BJ had an arm bar, but lets it go and now he has a triangle. BJ raining HUGE elbows. Pulver with some body shots, and Jens breaks out of the triangle! Jens on top in BJs full guard dropping in some punches. Jens wit a nice elbow. Still on top. BJ stands up! Bj with an uppercut. Both fighters with knees from the clinch. High kick by Jens. Thats the round.
Round two: BJ right cross. Nice left by Pulver. BJ with a take down. BJ peppering punches from half guard trying to pass. Jens with solid defense. BJ close to full mount. BJ has it!! BJ dropping bombs! Continuous right and left bombs. Now he has his back. Jens wit bleeding after a vicious elbow. BJ still has the back. He goes for the choke, Jens taps!!! Its over, after a deep rear naked choke Jens taps and BJ gets his long awaited revenge.
Result: Penn wins via submission (rear naked choke) in round two
Manny Gamburyan vs. Nate Diaz (155-pound limit)
Round one: This ones for the TUF 5 crown. Both fighters look calm and confident coming into the octagon. Here we go. Both fighters come out fast Manny shoots. Nate gets a takedown, Manny has a guillotine in deep. Nate pops out. Manny in Nate's full guard on top. Manny using his usual blanket technique while mixing in punches. Nate gets it to the feet and Manny has his back. Both fighters clinched up against the fence and Manny gets a take down. Manny on top. Manny raining some punches. Manny still on top in Nate's guard. Nate looking for a kimura. Manny escapes still dropping in punches. Nate scrambles to the feet, Manny has an anaconda choke and hes using some knees. The bell rings.
Round two: Nate lands a bomb. Manny shoots, Nate sprawls. Manny taps!! It looks like he dislocated his shoulder on the take down attempt. The fights over. What a bad ending to what looked to be a great fight.
Result: Diaz wins via tapout (injury) in round two
Floyd Sword vs. Thales Leites (185-pound limit)
Round one: Here we go fight two. Both guys distancing themselves. Lietes goes for a right. Flying knee attempt by Leites, Sword stuffs it. Sword has the single leg. Leites with a body throw and is on top. Hes in half guard. Sword gets full guard now. Floyd back up to his feet. Their both clinched up against the fence. Leites with a HUGE trip for the take down. Leites on top. Leites standing and trying to pass guard. Sword retains full guard. Thales has his back now. Leites has both hooks in . Thales with a triangle sinks it deep and its over. Leites chokes him out.
Result: Thales Leites via triangle choke rd 1.
Roger Huerta vs. Doug Evans (155-pound limit)
Round one: Were off. Nice overhand right by Evans. Huerta with a right. Evans with a takedown, Huerta spins out. Both are clinched up against the fence. Evans with a solid elbow. Knee by Evans. Huerta misses a high kick. Evans a left and Huerta counters with one of his own. Both guys feeling each other out and distancing now. Huerta shoots, Evans stuffs is initially. Evans rolls Huerta over and has his back. Their on the ground, Evans softening him up with punches. He has both hooks. Huerta scrambles. Knee by Evans from the clinch. Evans hits tow more knees. Evans pushes forward with two wild rights. Their up against the fence and Evans is on top again.
Round two: Huerta comes out with two huge rights. Hes truning up the pace. Huerta looks mad. Body kicks by Huerta. Evans with a take down. Evans dropping some punches, Huerta scrambles out. Evans with another take down. He has half guard. Trying to pass to full but good defense by Huerta. Huerta reverse and hes on top in half guard. Half way through the round. Huerta raining punches down. Huerta has the back. Full mount for Huerta hes raining bombs!! Huerta throwing more bombs!! Evans looks hurt. Its over its done, Huerta finishes him off.
Result: Roger Huerta via TKO (strikes) in 2nd rd.