Ultimate Fighter finale fight by fight coverage of Faber, Jorgensen, Hall, Gastelum, Tate, Zingano
The Ultimate Fighter Finale main card airs at 9 p.m. ET on FX Networks
Urijah Faber vs Scott Jorgensen
They fire off exchanges to start a crucial fourth round. Jorgensen lands a nice combo in short range and Faber has to respond. Faber throws Jorgensen to the ground for a moment but they're back up. Faber goes for a takedown but Jorgensen shakes it off. They continue to trade and Faber lands a nice knee. Both land left hands at the same time. Jorgensen with a head kick. Faber scores a takedown as Jorgensen misses a punch. Faber quickly gets to Jorgensen's back and locks in a rear-naked choke. Jorgensen taps out and Faber takes the submission win home in the night's main event.
ï»¿Official Result: Urijah Faber def. Scott Jorgensen by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:16 of Round 4
They trade to start the round. Jorgensen lands nicely on Faber and has Faber backing up in the Octagon. Faber with some ducking-and-weaving in the center of the cage. They exchange combinations and Faber lands a body punch. Faber misses with a switch front kick. They clinch and Jorgensen lands nicely on the break. Both land in close quarters as Faber fakes a takedown attempt. They work against the cage and Jorgensen has Faber against it. Jorgensen takes Faber’s back and lands some knees to the body. They break and Jorgensen lands an elbow. Faber with a front knee to the face and lands big off a combination. Faber goes for a takedown but Jorgensen shakes it off. Jorgensen has Faber’s back against the cage once again. Jorgensen lands a big elbow. Faber lands with a nice combo but Jorgensen fires back. Faber with a nice left hook. Jorgensen stumbles off a landed leg kick. Faber scores a big takedown at the end of the round that may have stolen it.
Score: 10-9 Faber, 30-27 Faber
Faber starts with a leg kick. Faber hits Jorgensen with a kick low as Jorgensen was rushing in. They trade leg kicks as they come out of a break in action. Jorgensen with a kick as Faber tries to tie-up but Jorgensen shakes it off. They continue to trade exchanges. Jorgensen tries a takedown but Faber reverses it as the briefly go to the ground. Back on the feet and Faber lands a front kick. Faber with a body punch following a Jorgensen kick. They clinch and Faber moves it against the cage. Jorgensen lands a kick as they break. Faber with another front kick. Faber grabs a takedown and works from top on the ground. Faber lands some body punches on the mat. Jorgensen looking for a kimura but they scramble to the feet. Faber lands a nice combination. Jorgensen responds with his own. Faber lands a big overhand right and they clinch up. Both battle for a takedown as they exchange position against the cage. They break and the round ends.
Score: 10-9 Faber, 20-18 Faber
Here we go with five rounds in our main event. Big reaction for Faber coming out. Jorgensen starts with a leg kick but Faber backs him up. Jorgensen goes down in a slip and Faber gets a front headlock. Jorgensen gets out and puts Faber against the cage. Faber switches it and Jorgensen is against the cage. Jorgensen with a trip takedown and he is on top of Faber. Back to the feet and Jorgensen has the back of Faber. Faber with a unique takedown as he picks up Jorgensen's leg and falls back. Faber now on top and is looking for a guillotine. They switch and Faber takes Jorgensen's back before they break. Faber with a body punch. Faber unloads a combination on Jorgensen and briefly hurts him before it goes to the ground with Faber on Jorgensen's back. Faber looking to lock in a rear-naked choke as he has hooks in on Jorgensen's back. Faber with a big elbow to Jorgensen but it gets back to the feet. It goes back down with Faber having Jorgensen in a headlock. Faber sinks in a guillotine and they roll as Faber tries to tighten it. Jorgensen is able to escape though. Faber in Jorgensen's half-guard and they switch to Faber having his back again. Faber still looking for the rear-naked choke as the round comes to a close.
Score: 10-9 Faber
Uriah Hall vs Kelvin Gastelum
This could decide the fight. Gastelum charges at Hall and tries something fancy that ends with Hall accidentally landing a low blow. Hall with a switch head kick. Hall with another head kick that just misses. Gastelum backing Hall up around the Octagon. Gastelum looks for a takedown and gets Hall down but Hall gets right back up and takes Gastelum down and starts pouring on punches but Gastelum survives. Close to a finish there by Hall. Gastelum pushes Hall against the cage. Both men are tired. Hall tires to get it broken and it breaks. Gastelum misses on a left hand as Hall backs up. Hall lands a left jab. Gastelum lands a big left hand that backs Hall up. Hall returns fire with a kick to the body. Gastelum gets the takedown but Hall is looking for the arm. Gastelum throws punches from the top. Big crowd eruption to end the fight as both are swinging on the ground. The fight ends with Hall in an advantage position. Close round.
Score: 10-9 Gastelum, 29-28 Gastelum
ï»¿Official Result: Kelvin Gastelum def. Uriah Hall by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
They fire off to start. Hall looking calm as Gastelum tries to be aggressive. Hall landing some punches and kicks and ends with a spin kick. Hall backs up against the cage which gives Gastelum a chance for a takedown, which he gets. Gastelum on top trying to cause separation between the two. Big "Kelvin" chants going on again. Gastelum with an elbow to Hall. Hall looking for a sweep but Gatselum maintains composure. Hall switches it and now he is on top with Gastelum against the cage. Hall lands knees and kicks to Gastelum and is pouring it on. Gastelum goes for a takedown but misses it. Gastelum with Hall against the cage. Hall trips Gastelum up and gets the takedown. Hall with punches to Gastelum.Hall looking to possibly set up an arm-triangle choke. Hall trying to improve position. Hall starts to take Gastelum's back. Hall with knees to the body and then a huge slam. Gastelum gets right back up and pushes Hall against the cage. Gastelum with body shots. They end with a break off the clinch.
Score: 10-9 Hall, 19-19 even
The finals of "The Ultimate Fighter" are underway. They circle to start off as Gastelum is looking to land a left hand while Hall remains calm. Gastelum has Hall against the cage and lands some knees. Gastelum working for the takedown but Hall is holding him in position. Hall trying to push Gastelum away and they separate. Hall with a front kick and Gastelum responds with a kick of his own. Gastelum trying to get fancy but Hall sees it. Big "Kelvin" chant erupts. Gastelum swings at Hall but they all miss. Gastelum hits Hall and has him in trouble. Gastelum swinging away but Hall recovers. Gastelum lands a big left hand and takes Hall down. Gastelum looking to mount and reign down punches. Hall eating shots and is having trouble getting up. Gastelum working to side control. Hall holding on to Gastelum. Gastelum keeps Hall on his back as Hall looks to fight from bottom. Hall trying to separate them but Gastelum keeps postured. Hall uses the cage to get back to his feet but Gastelum lands coming off the break. Hall with a right hand that pushes Gastelum back. Hall with a running takedown with ten seconds to go and the round ends.
Score: 10-9 Gastelum
Miesha Tate vs Cat Zingano
Huge reaction from the crowd to start the round. Zingano with a hard punch to start. Zingano misses a kick and goes to the ground but gets up. Zingano with a takedown and she has Tate on her back. Tate looking to get out of a bad position as Zingano looks to posture up. Zingano throws some punches down on Tate. Tate tries to hold on as both ladies are tired. Tate gets it back to the knees but Zingano has a front headlock which forces Tate back to her back. Zingano takes Tate’s back and is throwing punches before getting to her side. Zingano with some big ground-and-pound on Tate. Tate trying to survive but Zingano is pouring it on. Tate back to the feet for a moment but eats a shot. Back to the feet and Zingano lands some knees and knocks Tate down with a huge elbow. Kim Winslow runs in to stop the fight giving Zingano the big win. Tate is very unhappy about the stoppage.
Official Result: Cat Zingano def. Miesha Tate by TKO (strikes) at 2:55 of Round 3
Big shots to ppen the round as Tate looks to score a takedown. Tate in side control landing some elbows and small punches to the body of Zingano. Tate in half-guard looking to move into side control but the fence is in the way. Tate with some more hard elbows and she starts to pound away at Zingano. Tate grabs an arm and is looking for the armbar but Zingano is fighting it off. Zingano escapes and Tate grabs her to keep her down. Tate starts to unload again with ground-and-pound as she moves into side control. Tate looking to get that arm trapped again. They roll and now Zingano is on top as Tate has grasp of her leg. Tate looking for a leg lock but Zingano is in a good position to fight it off. Zingano looking to land a punch but they are stalling. Zingano with some elbows to Tate's leg. Tate looking for a heel hook but Zingano shrugging it off. Zingano spins out and is now on top of Tate. Zingano throwing some elbows and punches on Tate. Zingano hurts Tate with more punches. Zingano throws some more but Tate is doing a good job of covering up. Back to the feet and they trade to end the round. Another exciting round.
Score: 10-9 Tate, 20-18 Tate
The second women's fight in UFC history gets underway with a clinch and Tate gets it to the ground for a moment. They are battling for position and Tate has a front headlock. Zingano pushes her against the cage but Tate holds on. Against the cage and now Zingano has a front headlock and a guillotine choke locked in. Tate separates it by dropping to her knees to break it up. They are exchannging and Tate rocks Zingano. Tate with a takedown and into half-guard. Zingano switches and she is on top now. Tate throws her legs up for separation but can't get it. Zingano breaks and it's back to the feet and they are throwing bombs. Tate with some hard punches. Zingano grabs the front headlock again and lands some knees to Tate. Zingano with a big left hand that forces Tate to look for the takedown, which she gets. Tate looking to move from half-guard into side control. Tate throws down some elbows. Tate throws some more elbows which has Zingano in brief trouble. Tate looking to set up an arm-triangle but can't get it. Tate throws down another set of elbows as the round concludes. Exciting round.
Score: 10-9 Tate
Travis Browne vs Gabriel Gonzaga
Heavyweights in action as Gonzaga quickly looks to take it down to the ground. They're clinched against the cage and Browne has his back against it as Gonzaga tries to get it down. Gonzaga drops down to try a takedown and he can't get it. Browne a huge elbow that drops Gonzaga and lands two more and finishes it quickly. Gonzaga is down and out.
Official Result: Travis Browne def. Gabriel Gonzaga by KO (elbows) at 1:11 of Round 1
Bubba McDaniel vs Gilbert Smith
Big reaction to start the round. Smith slips as he lands some punches. McDaniel tags Smith with some punches. Smith fires back. Smith goes for a takedown but it's stuffed and McDaniel ends on top. McDaniel throwing punches in half-guard. McDaniel controlling from the top easily. Smith trying to get it back up but can't break the hold of McDaniel. Both men get to their knees and McDaniel takes the back of Smith. Smith looking to roll out as McDaniel looks to get the hooks in. McDaniel has one hook in and is trying to find that rear-naked choke. Smith rolls out and ends on top of McDaniel. McDaniel looking for the triangle choke and he has it. Smith taps out and McDaniel gets the submission win.
Official Result: Bubba McDaniel def. Gilbert Smith by submission (triangle choke) at 2:29 of Round 3
They come out to start and McDaniel lands some kicks and rocks Smith with some punches. Smith misses on some lefts but connects with a right hand and pushes McDaniel against the cage. Smith looking to score a takedown as they're tied up. They switch and McDaniel has Smith against the cage. McDaniel has Smith's back and lands a knee to the thigh. Smith looking for the takedown but McDaniel shakes it off. McDaniel with some punches to the body as Smith tries to land the takedown. They break and Smith misses a big right hand. McDaniel counters with leg kicks. They each land punches. McDaniel looks for the takedown but Smith blocks it and is looking for the guillotine. He has it tight. McDaniel is surviving and escapes into side control. McDaniel on top and landing punches to Smith's head. McDaniel trying to get Smith's back and is throwing down punches. McDaniel has Smith's back but Smith rolls out and McDaniel now has side control. Smith looking very tired on the bottom as we have a minute left in the round. McDaniel in half-guard as a "Bubba" chant breaks out. Smith gets back to his feet and McDaniel lands a kick as they break. McDaniel tries a takedown but it is stuffed by Smith. McDaniel lands a big combo as the round ends.
Score: 10-9 McDaniel, 20-18 McDaniel
They come out exchanging. Smith with a leg kick. They trade and McDaniel pushes Smith up against the cage. Smith with a knee. McDaniel with body punches. They separate and Smith gets it to the ground and is looking to break guard. They battle back to the feet but Smith gets it back down. Smith looking to break guard but McDaniel has a good hold of him. McDaniel looking for a triangle but Smith is peppering him with punches. McDaniel with his back against the cage trying to get up but Smith has a good grasp. McDaniel reigns down with punches from the top and they get back to the feet. Smith looking to get it back down. McDaniel has a guillotine locked in but Smith fights out of it and McDaniel ends on top and lands some elbows. McDaniel looks at the clock as he has side control. McDaniel continues to reign down elbows. McDaniel takes Smith's back and throws some pucnhes and hits a knee to the body as the round ends.
Score: 10-9 McDaniel
Josh Samman vs Kevin Casey
They clinch up to start the round and Samman looks to land knees but Casey counters with body shots. Samman has Casey against the cage and is landing knees. Casey lands some short uppercuts but can't break the clinch. They both land body shots before Samman lands a knee to Casey's ribcage. They exchange knees as Samman pushes Casey against the cage. Samman with some big knees that drop Casey and he swarms on him. Casey survives but is still against the cage. Samman continues to land knees. Casey is having trouble breaking the Thai-plumb that Samman has gotten control of. Samman lands another knee that drops Casey again and Samman finishes it with some punches as referee Herb Dean runs in to stop the fight.
Official Result: Josh Samman def. Kevin Casey by TKO (knee & punches) at 2:17 of Round 2
They trade to start and Casey slips on a kick. Casey looks for a triangle but Samman picks him up and slams him. Casey still looking for the triangle and he has it locked it. He actually has a triangle armbar sunk in but Samman slams him down to the ground and breaks it up. They are moving quickly on the ground in an exciting manner. Casey takes top position as the pace slows just a little. Casey starts landing punches to Samman's head on the ground. Samman looking to create a scramble. Casey remains on top as they're against the Octagon cage. Casey looking for mount as Samman is looking for a triangle of his own. Casey stays on top and is in Samman's guard. Casey starts to reign down more punches but Samman grabs him. Casey with left hands on the ground and he is in Samman's guard. Casey with some body punches as he looks to improve his position. Casey back to his feet and lands a knee to the body as Samman gets up. They clinch against the cage and Casey has his back against it. Samman lands some knees to the body and the head as he has Casey's head tied up. The round ends with Samman landing more knees.
Score: 10-9 Casey
Luke Barnatt vs Collin Hart
They exchange to start the round as they battle for Octagon control. The pace begins to slow. Barnatt lands a straight right hand. Hart counters with a kick. Hart lands another leg kick. Hart fires a combo but Barnatt lands a double jab. Barnatt really looking to land the jab. Hart attacks Barnatt's body and they are against the cage. Barnatt lands a superman punch. Hart keeps backing Barnatt up against the cage but both are landing good. Hart attacks Barnatt and forces him against the cage. Barnatt landing better but Hart is controlling the Octagon which could play a difference in the decision. They are tied up and Barnatt pushes Hart against the cage before they break. Hart goes for a takedown but Barnatt stops it. Hart takes Barnatt's back and gets a quick takedown but it's back up immediately. They fight against the cage as both look for control before they break. Hart keeps moving forward but Barnatt working good while backing up. They exchange as both are looking fatigued. Hart bleeding from the nose again. Hart looks for the takedown and they work against the cage. Hart gets a takedown and they end with Hart on top.
Score: 10-9 Hart, 29-28 Barnatt
Official Result: Luke Barnatt def. Collin Hart by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
They exchange to start and Hart tags Barnatt. Barnatt lands a standing flying knee. They are firing back-and-forth at each other. They slow the pace for a moment as Barnatt looks to land the jab. Hart tries a spin kick that lands a little. They fight against the cage and Barnatt lands a big knee to the body. They separate and both are looking to land a big punch. Hart attacks with a nice combination that backs Barnatt up. Barnatt counters with a left hand. Hart pushes Barnatt back to the cage. Hart looks for a takedown but Barnatt shakes him off as the separate again. Hart still bleeding from the nose. Barnatt lands a hard overhand right. Hart misses on a left hook but lands a body kick followed by body punches. They exchange leg kicks. Hart misses a right but backs Barnatt to the cage. Hart attacking the legs of Barnatt with a kick. Barnatt goes down for a second. They exchange and clinch back up against the cage. Hart looks for the takedown but Barnatt rolls out and is looking for an arm. Back to the feet but Barnatt has Hart's head and neck. Barnatt looking for a standing guillotine but breaks it with a big knee. Barnatt falls to the mat and Hart rushes in as the round ends with Hart in Barnatt's guard.
Score: 10-9 Barnatt, 20-18 Barnatt
Hart comes out looking to take out Barnatt's legs. They go against the cage and Hart starts throwing punches to Barnatt's body. They start firing away and Hart pushes Barnatt against the cage. They tie-up as both are looking for the takedown and Barnatt briefly gets it. Back to the feet and they start trading punches. Barnatt lands a few nice jabs. They separate and start exchanging. Hart lands a combo ending with a kick to the cup of Barnatt. A brief break in the action as Barnatt recovers. They come back out and Hart misses on a huge left hand. Hart grabs Barnatt's back and is looking for a slam and gets it. Hart tries to take Barnatt's back and Barnatt gets to the feet with Hart on his back. Hart drops to his feet and looks for another takedown. Barnatt turns it around and they separate. Hart bleeding from the nose. Hart lands big on Barnatt and they start to exchange. Barnatt eating Hart up with the jab. Barnatt and Hart are exchanging with some hard punches. They back up against the cage as both look for a takedown. Hart firing away at Barnatt but Barnatt survives. Barnatt with a body punch. Barnatt lands a standing knee and a few punches to end the round.
Score: 10-9 Barnatt
Dylan Andrews vs Jimmy Quinlan
They come out firing early. Quinlan looks for a takedown and pushes Andrews against the cage. Quinlan has one leg and gets it down for a second. Back to the feet and Quinlan has Andrews back against the cage with a grasp of his right leg. Quinlan still fighting for the takedown but Andrews is showing good defense. Andrews lands some punches to Quinlan's head. Quinlan with Andrews planted against the cage still looking for the takedown. Quinlan lifts Andrews up and gets him down and Quinlan is into side control. Quinlan trying to step over for an arm choke but it gets back to the feet. Quinlan back looking for the takedown against the cage but Andrews is landing punches. Quinlan fighting for it but Andrews has good defense. The referee breaks them up as not a lot of action is taking place. They trade and Andrews drops Quinlan with a punch and starts to throw a ton of punches on the ground. Quinlan is taking a lot of shots and the referee finally steps in a few seconds after he could have.
Official Result: Dylan Andrews def. Jimmy Quinlan by TKO (punches) at 3:22 of R1
Big reaction from the crowd to Hester to start the round. Marunde tries a right hand but Hester counters with a left. Hester looks to be the fresher fighter of the two. Marunde looking to land a big punch to set-up a takedown. Hester misses a right and Marunde tries to take it to the mat but Hester blocks it. Marunde misses a telegraphed uppercut and Hester backs him against the cage. Hester lands a big shot and Marunde misses a takedown. Hester making Marunde pay against the cage with knees and punches. Marunde keeps going for the takedown but Hester continues to block them. Hester has a front headlock on Marunde on the ground and is landing punches. Back to the feet and Marunde looking gassed out. Marunde misses a head kick. Hester lands a jab and Marunde misses some punches. Hester clinches with Marunde and lands some knees and punches. Marunde lands a leg kick. Hester knocks Marunde down with a hard shot and Steve Mazzagatti rushes in to stop it as Marunde was clearly in trouble. Replay shows it was an elbow right to the head of Marunde and he was clearly out of it.
Official Result: Clint Hester def. Bristol Marunde by TKO (elbow) at 3:53 of Round 3
They get to the center of the Octagon quickly as Hester looks to land his jab. Hester lands a double jab that backs Marunde up. Marunde thought about shooting for the takedown but Hester saw it. Hester lands a big right hand and they tie-up. Both land knees but Hester gets a Thai-plumb and lands some big knees. They break. Marunde with a leg kick. Hester backs him up with a left jab. Marunde tried an overhand right but Hester saw it coming and backed up. Hester controlling the center of the Octagon as Marunde is near the cage. Marunde tries a head kick and slips and Hester gets quickly on top and has Marunde's head. Marunde tries to spin out but Hester blocks it and starts to land body shots. Back to thge feet and Marunde scores a takedown and Hester is on his back. Marunde looking to posture up but Hester has a good grasp of him. Hester looking to secure a triangle choke but Marunde fights out. Hester lands an upkick that knocks Marunde down and Hester now has the advantage. Back to the feet and Hester begins to unload on Marudne with punches and knees. Marunde tries a desperation takedown but Hester stuffs it and ends on top. Hester looking to grab the head and get a choke in. Back to the feet and they trade punches. Hester rocks Marunde down and goes for the takedown but Hester stuffs it as the round ends.
Score: 10-9 Hester, 20-18 Hester
They feel each other out to start. Not much action in the first 30 seconds. Hester starts with a quick leg kick. Crowd starts to boo quick as there is no action. Still not much action 90 seconds in as Hester looks to be wanting to shoot for a takedown. Hester with a leg kick and Marunde counters with a punch. They trade some punches as Hester still seems to be looking for a takedown chance. Marunde makes Hester eat some punches. Halfway through the round and still not too much action. Hester connects with a straight right hand. Marunde looked to switch levels but Hester charged back. Hester lands a big overhand right. Hester tries to land a front kick but Marunde catches it and takes the fight to the ground. Marunde looking to improve position while Hester tries to create a scramble. Hester lands an elbow from the bottom. Marunde with a body punch. They get back and Hester drops Marunde with a punch. Hester trying to finish but Marunde survives and gets Hester down and is on top. Marunde trying to break Hester's guard but Hester is holding on. Round ends with a soft punch from Marunde.
Score 10-9 Hester
Cole Miller vs Bart Palaszewski
Trade of jabs to start and Miller misses a high kick. Palaszewski with a leg kick. Miller lunges with a left and Palaszewski counters with a combo. Miller misses a head kick and almost slips. Palaszewski backs up Miller while looking to land some punches. Miller with a body kick. Palaszewski responds by landing a left-right hand combo. They trade kicks and Palaszewski lands some punches. Palaszewski with a leg kick. And another one. Palaszewski lands some punches. They each miss punches. Palaszewski lands a combo that pushes Miller back in the Octagon. Palaszewski rocks Miller with some more punches as Miller looks to escape away. Miller trying to land a jab but Palaszewski backs him up. Miller now looks for the takedown and he gets it. Miller takes Palaszewski's back and looking to sink in a rear-naked choke. Miller with just one hook in. Miller has his arms around Palaszewski's neck and locks the rear-naked choke in. Palaszewski taps out and Miller takes the submission win.
Official Result: Cole Miller def. Bart Palaszewski by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:23 of Round 1
Sam Sicilia vs Maximo Blanco
Big reaction from the crowd to start the round and they come out swinging as both are looking for a finish. They clinch against the cage as both look for advantage before they break. Blanco with a leg kick and a nice combo. Sicilia lands a right hand that stuns Blanco but Blanco counters with a left hand. They exchange and Sicilia goes for a takedown but it's stuffed. Blanco looking for a front choke on the ground but Sicilia escapes. Blanco lands punches from the top but they get back to the feet. Sicilia has Blanco against the cage but Blanco is landing short punches. Sicilia battling for a takedown. Conditioning starting to play a factor. Blanco turns it around and grabs Sicilia's back and drags it to the ground for a moment. Back up and Sicilia lands some punches. Blanco misses a spin kick and Sicilia almost made him pay for it. Sicilia backs Blanco up with a combo but Blanco still controls the Octagon. Blanco with some kicks before Sicilia rushes his back to the cage with punches. Sicilia gets a brief takedown but it is back up. On the ground and Blanco on top looking to adjust position. Back to the feet against the cage but Blanco drags it back down. Blanco looking for a choke but Sicilia trying to scramble. Back to the feet and they come out swinging to end.
Score: 10-9 Blanco, 29-28 Blanco
Official Result: Maximo Blanco def. Sam Sicilia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Blanco starts with a combination and Sicilia is throwing huge counters. Blanco with a leg kick and Sicilia lands a big punch that stuns Blanco. Blanco goes down but gets back up and they're clinched against the cage. Sicilia looking for a takedown and he gets it for a moment. Back to the feet and Sicilia has grasp of Blanco's back. Blanco holds the cage and is warned. Blanco with his back against the cage now. Sicilia lands a couple of short knees. Blanco with a body shot in the clinch. They break and Sicilia lands a hard right. They start exchanging and Sicilia lands some hard punches. They are swinging away with both landing big. Sicilia lands a knee and Blanco stuns him. Blanco then scores a takedown and is on top in half-guard. Blanco with an arm around Sicilia's neck as he tries to switch to mount. Both battle for position. Sicilia rolls to his back and they get to the feet. Sicilia takes Blanco and they clinch against the cage. They exchange hard punches as they break. Blanco lands a jab. Sicilia counters with that uppercut he's been looking for. They exchange and Sicilia rocks Blanco just a bit. Blanco with a big overhand right. They end a fun round by feeling each other out.
Score: 10-9 Blanco, 19-19 even
Blanco starts with a head kick and slips. They start trying to take each other down but Blanco gets the advantage by grabbing a leg. They battle for position on the ground. Back to the feet and Sicilia has Blanco's arm but they separate. Blanco with a leg kick and a jab followed by another leg kick. Sicilia with a leg kick. Sicilia lands a nice uppercut and starts on the attack. Blanco fires back with a combo. Blanco with a leg kick. Sicilia lands a nice combination. Feeling each other out now as Sicilia lands a short leg kick. They trade combinations but Sicilia landed harder. Blanco with a leg kick followed by a front kick. Sicilia attacks with a body kick and Blanco counters with a head kick. Sicilia misses on an uppercut that landed earlier. Blanco with a big leg kick. Sicilia misses on an overhand right. Blanco lands a combo. Sicilia lands a nice overhand right and Blanco counters with a combo followed by a head kick from Sicilia. Close round.
Score: 10-9 Sicilia
Justin Lawrence vs Daniel Pineda
We are live with tonight's opening bout. Lawrence starts with a head kick. Both guys circle and Pineda scores a takedown. Pineda with some punches on the ground. Lawrence back up but Pineda working to get him back down and does. Pineda in half-guard working to get side control. Pineda trying to get an arm for a kimura. Pineda still working for it and looking to step over. And he gets it! Lawrence taps out. Pineda with a quick submission win over Lawrence.
Official Result: Daniel Pineda def. Justin Lawrence by submission (kimura) at 1:35 of Round 1
Main Card Urijah Faber vs Scott Jorgensen Uriah Hall vs Kelvin Gastelum Miesha Tate vs Cat Zingano Travis Browne vs Gabriel Gonzaga Bubba McDaniel vs Gilbert Smith
Fuel TV Prelims Josh Samman vs Kevin Casey Luke Barnatt vs Collin Hart Dylan Andrews vs Jimmy Quinlan Clint Hester vs Bristol Marunde
Online Prelims Cole Miller vs Bart Palaszewski Sam Sicilia vs Maximo Blanco Justin Lawrence vs Daniel Pineda