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The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale results: 30 post-event facts about ‘Faber vs. Jorgensen'

Mike Bohn of provides a post-fight facts wrap up all the crucial milestones to come out of The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on Saturday night (April 13, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale took place Saturday night (April 13, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada with Urijah Faber defeating Scott Jorgensen by fourth-round submission in the main event in "Sin City."

With an event that saw nine of the 12 bouts on the card end inside the distance, there were plenty of facts to come out of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) tenth fight card of 2013.

Some are notable; others irrelevant and a few might even expand your knowledge.

For instance, we know that Faber and Jorgensen collided in the main event, with "The California Kid" earning his second Octagon victory over a top-10 bantamweight in a 49-day stretch.

That's not all we know, though.

Check out 30 post-fight facts about The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale below:

  1. The five (technical) knockout finishes on the card tied UFC 157 for the most fights to end via said method on a UFC fight card in 2013.
  2. Miesha Tate, Cat Zingano, Travis Browne and Daniel Pineda each earned $50,000 post-fight bonuses.
  3. Zingano will coach opposite Ronda Rousey on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 after her technical knockout victory over Tate.
  4. Kelvin Gastelum, 21, became the youngest winner in the history of the "TUF" reality show franchise.
  5. Justin Lawrence was submitted for the first time in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
  6. Faber has finished opponents in back-to-back fights for the first time since 2007.
  7. Bubba McDaniel has earned stoppages in 20 of his 21 professional victories
  8. Gabriel Gonazaga has lost by (technical) knockout in six of his seven professional defeats.
  9. Jorgensen was submitted for just the second time in his career and the first time since September 2006.
  10. The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale drew an attendance of 5,549 for a live gate of $569,000.
  11. Zingano earned the first technical kncokout victory in a UFC women's fight.
  12. Bart Palaszewski fell to 1-3 since dropping to the UFC featherweight division and is 1-4 in his past five fights.
  13. Faber has defeated five of the eight fighters ranked below him in the top-10 of the official UFC bantamweight rankings.
  14. Kevin Casey has lost all three of his professional bouts by (technical) knockout.
  15. Pineda became the first UFC fighter to win via kimura since Frank Mir defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 140 in Dec. 2011.
  16. Cole Miller has finished his opponent in seven of his eight UFC victories, six by submission.
  17. Gastelum became the 28th winner of the "TUF" franchise.
  18. Total fight time of the 12-bout card was two hours and 41 seconds.
  19. Sam Sicilia went to a decision for the first time since his first professional MMA bout in Sept. 2007.
  20. Faber earned his first victory in a five-round bout since defeating Jens Pulver at WEC 34 in June 2008.
  21. According to Fight Metric, Uriah Hall outlanded Gastelum 44 to 31 in total strikes despite losing a split decision.
  22. Two of the three judges scoring Zingano vs. Tate had Tate winning two rounds to zero before her third-round TKO defeat.
  23. Betting favorites went 10-2 on the card; Hall and Palaszewski were the only favorites to be defeated.
  24. Faber is on his first two-fight win-streak since joining the UFC in March 2011.
  25. Jimmy Quinlan was finished and defeated for the first time in his MMA career.
  26. In head-to-head match ups, Team Jones fighters went 2-1 against Team Sonnen fighters.
  27. Pineda has finished his opponent in all 18 of his career victories.
  28. According to Fight Metric, Luke Barnatt and Collin Hart threw a combined total of 461 total strikes in their three-round middleweight bout.
  29. Faber owns 16 career submission victories and 15 of them are by rear-naked or guillotine choke.
  30. Zingano has earned all eight of her professional victories via a different method.

That's a wrap for this set of UFC facts.

Did you learn anything new/interesting? Do any of the facts change your perspective on Saturday's fights?

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