The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale Results
Jun 1, 2012 - by Atlee Greene
- Facebook Prelim
Erik Perez defeated John Albert @ 4:18 of the 1st Round via ref stoppage: Our night begins in controversy as referee Kim Winslow called a stop to the action as Albert was positioning himself to escape the armbar. Winslow made a judgement call but Albert did not tap out.
- Fuel TV Prelims
Joe Proctor defeated Jeremy Larsen via TKO due to strikes @ 1:59 of the 1st Round
Sam Sicilia defeated Cristiano Marcello via TKO due to strikes @ 2:53 of the 2nd Round
Myles Jury defeated Chris Saunders by submission via guillotine choke @ 4:03 of the 1st Round
Daron Cruickshank defeated Chris Tickle via unanimous decision (29-27 across the board)
- FX Main Card
Justin Lawrence defeats John Cofer by KO via a devastating right high kick at 0:19 of the 3rd Round after losing the first two.
Max Holloway defeats Pat Schilling via unanimous decision (30-27 across the board): The story of the fight was Holloway picking apart Schilling with body punches. It got kind of bad in the later rounds where Schilling was in so much pain that he could barley keep his hands up and flinched whenever Holloway fainted a body shot.
Charles Oliveira defeats Jonathan Brookins by submission via guillotine choke @ 2:42 of the 2nd Round: Oliveira kept constant pressure on Brookins with takedowns and elbows and never allowed him to get comfortable. The finish came when Oliveira applied a modified guillotine and sat down on it and finished while going to his back and squeezing tight to force the tap.
- Season Fight Bonuses voted on by the fans where each winner is awarded $25,000
Submission of the Season: Joe Proctor for his rear naked choke over Chris Tickle
Knockout of the Season: Al Iaquinta won for his KO over Andy Ogle
Fight of the Season: Al Iaquinta vs. Myles Jury which means Iaquinta has earned $50,000 this evening and he hasn’t even fought yet.
The Ultimate Fighter Live Tournament Final – Michael Chiesa chokes out Al Iaquinta via rear naked @ 2:47 of the 1st Round to win the contract: Iaquinta came out aggressive at first and kept Chiesa off balance. Chiesa caught one of Iaquinta’s kicks and grabs a body lock. Chiesa gets the hooks in while Iaquinta gets warned by the referee for holding onto the inside of Chiesa’s glove while trying to defend the choke. Chiesa gets his arm under the chin and Iaquinta tries to fight it but he refuses to tap and goes to sleep.
This has been one hell of a journey for Michael Chiesa who lost his father at the beginning of the season. Chiesa was awarded the TUF Live trophy along with the keys to his new custom Harley Davidson motorcyle and a Tap Out endorsement. Urijah Faber was also awarded the keys to his custom Harley since he was the winning coach.
Main Event - Martin Kampmann over Jake Ellenberger via KO @ 1:40 of the 2nd Round: Ellenberger won the first round by using his power and landing some powerful shots against the cage. Kampmann landed a short right hand that really wobbled Ellenberger and Kampmann runs in and delivers three knees to the chin. Ellenberger falls to the canvas and referee Steve Mazzagatti rushes in to stop the bout. Kampmann should change his name from ‘Hitman’ to ‘Comeback Kid’.