(12/3/2011)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Diego Brandao - 97.6
2. Dennis Bermudez - 94.0
3. Johnny Bedford - 93.9
4. John Dodson - 93.1
5. Marcus Brimage - 91.9
6. Bryan Caraway - 91.8
7. Roland Delorme - 91.6
8. Steven Siler - 91.5
9. Michael Bisping - 91.1
10. John Albert - 91.0
UFC The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Diego Brandao vs. Dennis Bermudez
97.1
Fighters & Matches 90.2
Top 10 Fighters 92.8
TOTAL 91.5
88.9
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
8:38
     This was a pretty solid fight. Neace put up a decent fight, but for the most part, this fight was one-sided, with Caraway beating him up in the first round, and taking him to the ground and controlling him. The second round was more of the same, until eventually Caraway got on Neace's back, and locked on the rear-naked choke for the submission victory.
89.2
Decision
15:00
      This was another solid fight for Steven Siler. He pretty much dominated the entire fight with his Muay Thai clinch, locking onto Clopton's head, and smashing him with knees, throughout the majority of the fight. In the third round, Clopton mounted a comeback, took the fight to the ground a couple of times, so I gave him that round, but even when they were on the ground, Siler looked more dangerous with his Jiu-Jitsu skills. So yeah, 29-28 for Steven Siler, and all 3 judges agreed.
89.0
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
10:22
      This fight was pretty decent, mostly a grappling match, where I thought both of the first two rounds were really close. Lots of nice transitions, takedowns, just grappling stuff all over the place. The third round started, Delorme landed a weak ass jab, Ferguson fell to the ground, Delorme jumped on his back immediately and locked on a rear-naked choke for the quick submission victory. Good fight by both fighters.
88.7
TKO
(Punches)
1:09
      I have NEVER really been impressed by Dustin Pague, so I'm starting to question why he's even in the UFC right now. John Albert basically knocked him to the ground, beat him up for a second, wrapped Pague's arm around his own throat so that Pague only had one arm that he was able to defend himself with, and then Albert punched him in the face until the referee stopped it. Interesting fight, but kind of meaningless I think.
90.2
Decision
15:00
      This fight was pretty solid. Marcus Brimage looked awesome in the first two rounds, showing great boxing skills, and tons of speed, and he was really aggressive, pretty much destroying Bass in the first two rounds. Bass came out in the third round like a bat out of hell, with a flying knee, and they fought their asses off, and with about 10 seconds left in the fight, Bass turned it up another notch, and almost finished Brimage with some crazy punch combinations. So yeah, pretty great fight overall by both fighters, and Brimage won a hard fought 29-28 unanimous decision victory. A couple of judges gave the fight to Brimage, 30-27, which is crazy since Bass almost finished it there in the third, but either way, really strong performance by both guys.
90.7
TKO
(Knees to the Body)
11:58
      Hell yeah! I've always liked Johnny Bedford, so I'm glad that he made a good showing for himself in this fight. He completely dominated Gaudinot, by taking him to the ground at the start of the first two rounds, and he just beat the hell out of him with huge knees to the body, and punches & elbows to the head. The third round started up, and he blasted Gaudinot in the face with a huge knee, knocking him to the ground, he then proceeded to pound the shit out of him mirroring the first two rounds, until eventually the referee was forced to stop the fight.
87.7
Decision
15:00
      I didn't really care about this fight at all going into it. The first round was badass, with both guys swinging for the fences, and Tony Ferguson ended up proving his dominance by kind of kicking Edwards' ass. The second round was slightly closer, and I ended up giving that one to Edwards. The third round went back in favor of Ferguson, so I gave the fight 29-28 to Ferguson, and he ended up winning via unanimous decision.
91.7
TKO
(Punches)
1:54
      Man! John Dodson was kind of custom made to be hated. He's an annoying little black leprechaun, but he's a fucking BEAST of a fighter. He absolutely destroyed Johnny Bedford in the semi-final fight, and now here he is absolutely destroying T.J. Dillashaw to become this season's Bantamweight winner. This fight basically consisted of Dillashaw dancing around the outside throwing light kicks, and then Dodson threw a forearm to Dillashaw's jaw, knocking him to the ground, and then he did his signature "jack off the cheek" move, where he nailed Dillashaw's head into the ground, forcing the referee to stop the fight asap. Dodson is a beast, and even though this fight MIGHT have been stopped a little bit early, it was still clear that he was going to destroy Dillashaw eventually.
97.1
Submission
(Armbar)
4:51
      OH MY GOD. I don't want to jump the gun here, but is Diego Brandao the featherweight version of Anderson Silva & Jon Jones? I know he hasn't exactly been fighting TOP guys specifically, but Dennis Bermudez is quite the badass himself, and Brandao destroyed him here. Brandao basically beat the shit out of him on the feet, but then got caught by a short right punch by Bermudez, knocking Brandao to the ground, after some solid ground & pound in favor of Bermudez, Brandao locked on the fastest most deadly armbar I've ever seen, forcing Bermudez to submit instantly in the first round, and possibly breaking his arm. Diego has amazing striking, amazing Jiu-Jitsu, and an amazing intensity. He's quite possibly my favorite featherweight to watch at this point.
88.3
TKO
(Knees to the Body & Punches)
13:34
      God damnit. The entire season of The Ultimate Fighter was leading up to Jason Miller winning this fight, and instead, he did a damn fine job during the first round, and then fell apart after losing all of his gas. Michael Bisping came better prepared, and basically ran the school bus around Miller for rounds 2 & 3, eventually leading to Miller looking like a turtle on the ground, and Bisping finished him with some knees to the body, and punches to the head. Miller looked like an amateur drunk in there, and Bisping looked fairly sharp considering the circumstances.
OVERALL 91.5
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