Last night the UFC closed the books on its fourteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter, the last season to be broadcast on Spike TV and to show bouts pre-recorded as opposed to live. The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale card was one of the more entertaining cards of the year as TUF 13 winner “El Cucuy” Tony Ferguson (13-3) took down longtime lightweight veteran Yves Edwards (41-18-1), “The Magician” John Dodson (12-5) and “Ceara” Diego Brandao (14-7) scored a pair of six-figure UFC contracts by taking out TJ Dillashaw (4-1) and Dennis Bermudez (7-3) respectively, and “The Count” Michael Bisping (22-3) dealt “Mayhem” Jason Miller (23-7) a one-sided beating in the battle of the coaches. There were a few disgruntled fans, as always, but as a whole, the card was welcomed as a resounding success by the majority of the MMA community and was a very entertaining offering of mixed martial arts action.
—MAIN CARD (on Spike TV)—
Michael Bisping vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller: Bisping via TKO (Strikes), Round 3, 3:34
Dennis Bermudez vs. Diego Brandao: Brandao via Submission (Armbar), Round 1, 4:51
John Dodson vs. TJ Dillashaw: Dodson via TKO (Punches), Round 1, 1:54
Yves Edwards vs. Tony Ferguson: Ferguson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28), Round 3, 5:00
Johnny Bedford vs. Louis Gaudinot: Bedford via TKO (Knees), Round 3, 1:58