Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com this evening for all the results live as they happen from The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in Las Vegas.
The prelims set to get underway at aprox 5.30pm ET (10.30pm UK) with the main card going live at 9pm ET (2am UK).
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Urijah Faber defeats Scott Jorgensen by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3.16mins of Rd4
Kelvin Gastelum defeats Uriah Hall by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Cat Zingano defeats Miesha Tate by TKO at 2.55mins of Rd3
Travis Browne defeats Gabriel Gonzaga by KO at 1.11mins of Rd1
Bubba McDaniel defeats Gilbert Smith by submission (triangle with armbar) at 2.49mins of Rd3
This was a fairly close fight fought largely on the mat, with McDaniel just appearing to edge the action and having more in the gas tank heading into the final round where a scramble lead to the well executed submission finish.
Josh Samman defeats Kevin Casey by TKO at 2.17mins of Rd2
Crazy action to start this one off. With his first leg kick of the fight Samman knocked Casey off his feet, but as he followed him to the ground Casey caught him in a tight triangle choke attempt. As Samman tried to fight it off Casey switched to an armlock. Samman hung in there though and stood up, hoisting Casey up and landing him on his head a couple of times until he let the submission go. Casey then managed to get on top and spent much of the rest of the round there landing some ground and pound. In the final minute of the round Samman got back up though and landed several unanswered hard knees to the midsection of Casey from the clinch. In the second Samman wisely went straight back into that clinch which Casey seemed ill-equipped to deal with and kept feeding him knees to the body. A couple upstairs to the head buckled Casey’s legs briefly, but he got back up, albeit wincing in pain as Samman went right back to the knee strikes. Eventually Casey couldn’t take it any more and dropped to the mat and the fight was over.
Luke Barnatt defeats Collin Hart by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Hart started the fight strongly on the feet, pressing forward and landing frequently as he found sizeable holes in Barnatt’s defense. Barnatt showed a good chin though and gradually warmed to the contest, making good use of the jab along with knees to the midsection and a variety of elbow strikes. As the fight wore on Hart started to fade and Barnatt’s conditioning shone through, while also producing kimura and standing guillotine submission attempts on his way to a decision victory.
Dylan Andrews defeats Jimmy Quinlan by TKO at 3.22mins of Rd1
Andrews gets the win thanks to a plethora of right hands, the first being a hook that dropped Quinlan, followed by two uppercuts that seemed to take the fight out of his opponent, then several more right hooks to the now turtled up Quinlan until the referee stopped the fight.
Clint Hester defeats Bristol Marunde by TKO at 3.53mins of Rd3
Marunde had some success on the mat early in this fight, but the momentum started to shift after Hester got up of the mat and immediately landed a right hand that floored Marunde. He recovered well though, going immediately for a takedown and staying on top until the bell. In the second Marunde again wisely opted to take Hester to the mat, but again he got caught, this time as Hester threw up a heel kick from his back that connected. Hester gets up and starts landing good shots, but Marunde shows a good chin to hang on in their under fire and see out the round. Things didn’t get any better for him in the third though, being hurt by a flying knee that momentarily dropped him, and then the killer blow, an elbow to the face that seemed to momentarily switch his lights out, though he groggly came to his senses on all fours on the mat as the ref jumped in to call an end to the fight.
Cole Miller defeats Bart Palaszewski by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4.23mins of Rd1
This started out as a good, competitive fight on the feet and fairly even. As the round continued Palaszewski started to land some big shots and that was Miller’s cue to look for takedown. Palaszewski tried to resist, but was only partially successful and Miller took the opportunity to hop on his back and attempt the rear-naked choke, eventually dropping back to the mat and sinking it in tighter for the finish.
Maximo Blanco defeats Sam Sicilia by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
This fight really livened up in the second round as the two men started trading blows toe-to-toe. Sicilia dropped Blanco with a right hand, but to his credit he got straight back to his feet and as the round progressed he was starting to land hurtful blows. The two traded again at close range and both take big shots, but Blanco’s finding his target more often and then lands a takedown before getting into the mount. Sicilia escapes though and they trade more leather to end an exciting round. In the third round there’s more action and Blanco seems to have a little more in his tank and is more precise with his striking while Sicilia shows plenty of heart, but is swinging a little wildly as he looks for a fight ending punch. Gutsy display from both men, but Blanco is the rightful winner.
Daniel Pineda defeats Justin Lawrence by submission (kimura) at 1.35mins of Rd1
A bit of surprise in the opening fight of the evening as Pineda gets Lawrence down early in the first round, goes for the kimura and puts enough torque into it to produce the tap.